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The Green Life: Recycled Crafts: Painterly Frame

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July 11, 2012

Recycled Crafts: Painterly Frame

Painterly FrameWant to liven up your living space? Grab some paper scraps and get creative. For inspiration, we asked expert crafter Kayte Terry to share a few ideas from her book Paper Made! 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper (Workman, 2012). 

Project #3: Painterly Frames

Have you recently painted your home? Turn extra paint chips into a paint chip mobile or a fun picture frame!

What you need:

  • shadow-box style frame
  • foam brush
  • decoupage medium
  • 6-8 paint chips (or enough to cover frame size)
  • craft knife
  • self-healing cutting mat

Use the brush to decoupage a frame side, then line up a paint chip with the side, press flat, and let dry. Then lay the frame down on the cutting mat and use the craft knife to cut off excess paint chip. Repeat for each side of frame. When completely dry, add three more layers of decoupage medium over entire frame. Give time to dry between each coat.


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--image from Kayte Terry/Paper Made!


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