Altered New York City Picture Frame

Altered New York City Picture Frame
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Today’s post is all about a picture frame I altered using Mod Podge! This was so much fun to make, that I was inspired to alter more frames using this technique. In a future blog post, I will show you the steps I took to make this. But for now, just sit back and enjoy the pictures.

Altered Picture Frame Using Mod Modge

Altered Picture Frame Using Mod Modge

Have you ever been to Paper Source? I discovered one in Portland a few years ago, but there’s also one in Bellevue near Bellevue Square Mall. I love this store, but their prices are pretty steep, so all I usually buy is large sheets of Japanese paper or thin poster paper that is probably meant for gift-wrapping. I make cards with the paper and now I also use it for altering frames!

New York frame 2

When my husband was a bachelor, he used paper from Paper Source as wall art in his bedroom. Some of the ones he had on his wall were “Keep Calm and Carry On,” a collage of vintage New York City post cards, a collage of the Queen of England paintings, a U.S. map, and a collage of images of vintage travel stickers you’d see on old suitcases.

I used the NYC paper to alter this frame for my husband’s brother, who lives with his wife and baby in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. I used a blank MDF frame from Craft Warehouse, Mod Podge Gloss, a black ink pad, orange and yellow ribbon (one of my favorite spools ever!), and adhesive from my ATG gun. The Mod Podge I used was the original kind, which I prefer because it’s glossy.

New York frame 3

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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    • Thanks for asking! No, this was a gift I gave my brother-in-law, but I do have the supplies to make another one. Are you interested?

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