Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today with one of the newer Wood XL Word Frames! Our family recently traveled to Orlando while my husband attended a convention and we visited Disney World! The Magical Wood XL Word Frame is perfect to showcase two of my favorite photos! Each rectangular photo space fits a 5x7 picture; there is also a heart cut out in the center that can hold an additional photo or journaling.
To start, I used black acrylic paint to color the letters as well as the frame of the mouse head cut out.
While waiting for the paint to dry, I lined my frames with different patterned papers. I find it easier to apply my liquid adhesive to the front of the wood frame and then place face down onto the paper.
After drying, I use scissors and an x-acto knife to cut away excess paper. Using a sanding tool also helps to smooth any edges.
Here is a close up of the heart frame where you can see I added some additional black paint around the edges to create contrast. I added a few embellishments as well as a bit of journaling to the inside of the heart.
I added dimension to my letters by using clear gesso and the 6 Inch Stars Mascil.
Here you can see the effect the gesso gives after it dries! I love how it turned out!
Last, I am going to show you how I turned the mouse head into a shaker. Taking a 12x12 Acrylic Sheet, I traced the outline of the frame. I carefully cut out the acrylic piece adhered to the back of my mouse head frame.
Next, I applied foam tape to the back of my mouse head frame ensuring the tape edges touch to create a barrier.
I used circle punches to place patterned paper behind my shaker and then filled with various sequins. I then adhered the piece to the frame using liquid adhesive for extra security. I also went back with my acrylic paint to line the edges again; this also helps to seal the shaker portion. Lastly, I used a bit of bakers twine from my stash to decorate one of the ears.
Thank you for stopping by the blog! Visit the Clear Scraps shop to see more available home decor pieces! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, chipboard, stickers: Echo Park Paper; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sequins: Making Memories, Teresa Collins Designs; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; paint: DecoArt; gesso: Ranger; epoxy stars: Bella Blvd; punches: Fiskars, Paper Shapers; cardstock: Bazzill; misc: electric typewriter