Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fake It Til You Make It

I recently picked up some frames at my local craft store and have pondered for days what to do with them until today.  Sunday afternoons are the best time around here to get my projects done.  I love the rustic looking frames with small planks of wood and finally figured out how to imitate them!


Wanna know the secret??


POPSICLE STICKS :) {who’da thunk it}
Well, I first Mod Podged the cut sticks onto the frame one at a time trying to line them up.  I wasn’t worried about perfection because this look just doesn’t require it. 



I then painted a coat of Brown acrylic paint and after letting it dry I put a nice coat of regular white glue on it.



Before the glue dried I lightly brushed on a cream color acrylic paint to give it a crackle finish. 


I got a little sand crazy and ended up sanding a lot of this off but still needed to include this step to show you how I incorporated the white. I also used a piece of craft wire to go in between the sticks and bring out the definition a little more.


After that all I had to do was find the right picture for it and I was good to go. I love how rustic it looks and the fact that it only took about an hour & half to complete.




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  1. Oh my gosh, I never would've thought of using popsicle sticks! That is so creative. I really like this look, and I'll definitely be trying this soon. :)


  2. Oh the end result turned out gorgeous! Great job, you. :D

  3. SO cute Amy! That is genius to use popcicle sticks! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  4. Popsicle sticks, huh? Great idea! Now who is that baby in the picture? Super cute. LOL!! :)

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