Altered New York City Picture Frame
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.
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!
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.Pin It