Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Therapy kit frame project

The March Therapy kit comes with this wonderful Kaiser Beyond the Page MDF Accordian Frame. I wanted to share with you a fun project that you can create with the items included in the kit and a few extras that you may have in your craft room.

For the first step you'll need to separate the fram pieces...I used a pair of scissors. You could use an Xacto knife as well.

For the next step I used a white base paint and painted all the surfaces of the frames.

Be sure to paint inside the opening as well...

Once your frame is dry, cover each piece with pattern paper. Trim your paper as close as you can and then use sand paper to lightly sand the edges smooth.

You'll also need to trim the pattern paper from the center of each frame.

I next decorated each frame front using small strung pearls. I used Helmar 450 Adhesive to secure the beads to my frames.

Next, you'll need to decide how you want to use your frame....for my example I decided to hang two rows of three frames together. To attach the frames to eachother run a strip of ribbon along both sides securing with glue. I used the same Helmar adhesive to secure my ribbon to my project.

I then decided that I was going to use the cute stamps that are also in the Therapy kit (and a few that I had in my own collection) in a few of the frames. I stamped the images onto cardstock and used Prismacolor pencils to color in the images.

To hang my frames, I decided to use a small dowl. I added ribbon loops at the top of my frames. I decorated my dowel with the same beads I used on my frames and then slid the dowel through the loops. I attached one of the included flourish borders to my dowel in the center.

Here is my final frame...I haven't decided where to hang it yet, so for now it is hanging on my sliding glass door...

Do you see the buttons on my frame? I covered a few of the included Scenic Route chipboard buttons with pieces of coordinating pattern paper using a glue stick. I trimmed each one close with scissors and then sanded the edges to get a nice finished look. I then added some floss to the center of each for a little added detail.

I hope you'll considering making something fun with your frame in the Therapy kit!

Happy crafting! Lynda


dstandard said...

How cute it this!! You're a genius!

scrappermimi said...

This is so cute Lynda!

Holly said...

Wow - what an incredible piece you made using the frame!
This is GORGEOUS!! LOve all the details!

Sandi said...

LYNDA!!!!!!! This is so SERIOUSLY FABULOUS, I can hardly contain myself!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO GIRL!!!

I AM A Scrapaholic said...

Lynda this is amazing!
I love how you've arranged the frames and the details are amazing!