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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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