Beyond Popsicle sticks: Tips for DIY design frames | Daily Chronicle

September 10, 2016 - photo frame

Or we could take a hardcover book, carve out a rectangle in a center of a cover, cocktail out a piece, and fasten a print in a place.

For a simple, country frame, good to make with kids, mix 4 twigs to form a rectangle, and afterwards connect them with fibre during a corners.


“The simplest frame, if it’s unequivocally done well, feels constrained and has firmness to it,” pronounced Holton.

That creates a routine of fitting, gluing and nailing a pieces together important.

First use a clever timber glue, such as Titebond, and wait for it to dry.

“If we wait 24 hours, we have to use an ax to get those pieces of timber apart,” Rodriguez joked.

To reason dual pieces together during a ideal right angle to dry, use a miter clamp or other form of support clamp. A pattern support stapler gun or spike gun are useful when securing a support in a back, after gluing.

For kids, mangle out those Popsicle sticks, and buy colorfully patterned Japanese washi tape. Crafts blog recommends rolling out a support of washi tape, gummy side up, and laying a Popsicle sticks on top, jacket a washi fasten around their edges. Then glue dual plain sticks opposite your flashy sticks, to reason all together. Glue a magnet on a behind and a print on a front.


“To me, a finish work is a best part. That’s where a pattern unequivocally comes into play, and we can have fun,” pronounced Rodriguez.

Head to a paint or art supply store and get tone swatches, play with tone combinations and buy inexpensive acrylic paint samples, pronounced Rodriguez. She likes to use 1-inch-thick qualification paint brushes.

Use a pencil eraser dipped in paint or a stencil to emanate patterns.

Rodriguez done her initial pattern support in 2011 with a stencil of a facade that she indeed glued to a support and afterwards spray-painted gold. She now also incorporates braided leather and burlap into her support designs.

Your flashy support should be personal, reflecting a pattern in it.

“The support says, ‘This matters. This is something we caring about, that we should caring about too,’” pronounced Holton.

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