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Tami here with another project to show you.

A few years ago, my family went to Dallas for a mini vacation and I had been wanting to create something to display a photos of all of us.

Clear Scraps has a nice selection of Desktop Frames, and I thought the wood Family Desktop Frame would be perfect.

I decided to try out a technique that had popped into my head when I was digging through my studio awhile back.

My son had been into wood burning and I had inherited his wood burning supplies. I like how it looks, but had had trouble achieving consistent results when I tried my hand at it.

My idea was to try mimic-ing the look by using brown ink and a stencil. I was very happy with how the frame turned out...


I started the project by inking the "FAMILY" portion of the frame with aqua ink.

I also inked the frame using the same ink, just a lighter application of it...


The base pieces were inked with aqua ink and brown ink...


Next, it was time to add the faux "wood burn". I used blue painters tape to hold the stencil to the wood frame and taped off portions that I did not want to ink. Then I applied brown ink to the stencil; the bottom portion of the Lace Doily Border Stencil was used...


Here's how it looked...


I then used the top portion of the stencil on the FAMILY letters at the top of the frame...


Here's a close-up pic of them after stenciling...


All pieces were lightly distressed around the edges with brown ink...


I printed out a quote to use by the photo and adhered both it and the photo to a piece of cardstock cut to the outer size of the frame.

Then it was time to assemble the frame...


A few paper flowers and a twine bow were added to the upper left corner as finishing touches...


I hope you enjoyed this project and technique and will try it out on one of your projects.


Clear Scraps: Family Desktop Frame and Lace Doily Border Stencil

Other: Clear Snap: ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, Moonstone Dyestress Ink and Stylus & Tips, Paper Flowers, Pearls, Twine White Cardstock and Blue Painters Tape


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