It’s true that love does grow with patience, time and care. This sweet Valentine collage frame by PWA Designer Julie is a tender visual of what it might actually look like if you planted heart seeds and nurtured them to harvest…
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Here’s how Julie did it:
Frame with 2.5" x 3.5" openings (I got this plastic one for $1 at Target)
O'So Sticky Tape, 3/8"
Mini Translucent Micro Beads, Stream
Blue dye ink, to match collage images
Black, white & red cardstock
Circular punches, two sizes
Foam Tape, Dimensional Glue Dots, scrap of corrugated cardboard (optional)
Flat paint brush
- Remove the glass & backing from frame. The glass will not be used for this project.
- Place a strip of O'So Sticky tape around the sides of each rectangle opening.
- Set the frame in a shallow pan or tray, remove the pink liner and cover the exposed tape with Mini Micro Beads. Press beads into adhesive.
- Squeeze Glossy Accents (adhesive) over the beaded rectangle openings. Spread adhesive over the beaded strips with a flat paint brush. With the frame still in a shallow pan or tray, generously pour or spoon more of the Micro Beads over the beaded strips. Set aside to dry.
- Once dry, gently brush off loose beads and return them to bag/jar.
- Cut a piece of black cardstock to the same size as frame backing and clip these into the frame.
- Trim desired collage images. To pop the images away from the backing for a shadow box effect, mount the images onto the black cardstock with foam tape. As an alternative to foam tape, I found it easy to adhere a scrap of corrugated cardboard to the back of each image and then adhere the cardboard scrap to the black cardstock.
- Stamp letters with blue ink onto white cardstock. Use circular punch to punch out each letter. Punch out a larger circle of red cardstock, and mount each small letter circle onto these.
- Use dimensional glue dots to mount letters onto black cardstock in remaining frame openings.
- If desired, punch or cut a small red heart for center of frame and adhere with a glue dot.
Note... Adding extra beads over the first layer gives more dimension to the frame and also intensifies the color of the beaded surfaces.
|Before Julie’s muse got a hold of the frame||After Julie’s muse got finished playing!|