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Collage Frame Father’s Day

Old photos and trinkets can be preserved and showcased with Mod Podge for the perfect gift for dad this Father's Day. Make his precious memories into a keepsake he can enjoy for years to come with this simple collage craft.

At a Glance:

#4962 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

Mod Podge Professional Decoupage Tool Set - 2295

Number Needed: 1 $8.29
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Vintage White, 2 oz. - 515

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Metallics - Antique Copper, 2 oz. - 666

Number Needed: 1 $2.69
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Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz. - CS11301

Number Needed: 1 $6.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White, #24887, Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Ornaments, #24890, Mod Podge ® Podgeable Papers - Paris, Mod Podge ® Podgeable Papers - Maps/Sheet Music/Book Print, Wood Box, Wood Collage Frame, Paintbrush, Scissors, Photocopy of family photos and mementos, High temp hot glue gun, Paintbrush, Loose bristle paintbrush, Wood letters DAD, Hot Glue, Scrapbooking embellishments

Instructions

1. Create a background for the frame openings by trimming the papers to fit the back of the frame openings.   Working with one paper at a time, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the papers.  Position the papers into the frame openings. Smooth the paper with the squeegee or your fingers.    Allow to dry for 15 min.  Once dry, top-coat with a thin layer of Mod Podge.  Do this for each frame opening.

2. Repeat step 1 with a photocopies of a family photos and mementos.  Trim the photos into random shapes and overlap them to add interest to the design.  Apply them to the frame openings over the background papers.

3. Heat a Mod Melt stick in a high-temp glue gun.  Squeeze the heated melt stick into the square ornament mold.  Allow to cool for 7 min.  Pop out the Mod Melt from the mold.  Paint with a coat of Vintage White paint.  Allow to dry and top-coat with a dry-brush of Metallic Antique Copper (a loose bristle brush is good for this).  Repeat this step making as many Mod Melts as you like.

4. Paint the wood letters with a coat of Vintage White paint. Allow to dry and top-coat with a dry-brush of Metallic Antique Copper (a loose bristle brush is good for this).  Allow to dry.

5. Embellish the design by hot gluing the DAD letters, Mod Melts and the scrapbooking embellishments to the frame.

PROJECT TIP: Add an antique wash by mixing a tiny amount of the Metallic Antique Copper paint with Mod Podge.  Apply the mixed Mod Podge over the top of the papers and photos.
 

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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