Painting an Unfinished Frame Adding Texture with Bubble Wrap is what we will be doing today. This is so simple to do and inexpensive, it almost doesn’t even seem fair that it looks so great! I love to create projects that are awesome for the eyes and soft on the wallet. This will definitely make you happy! There are so many different possibilities with this project and I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Here are the supplies you will need for the Painting an Unfinished Frame Adding Texture with Bubble Wrap project:
Unfinished Photo Frame (I purchased mine at Michael’s for $1!)
Folk Art Paint
Palette, Plate or Place to Place your Paint
Protected Area to Paint on or Washable Surface
Take your paint, paint tray, brush and frame out. Add your paint to your paint tray.
Paint the inside ledge of the frame that is NOT where the photo will be going. NOTE: I do not paint the back side of the frame. My reason is because if you are to place it up against a wall or hang it on a wall, you can leave paint residue depending on where you live and the moisture in your area. If you want a finished look, you can trace out a piece of paper and adhere or spray a fixative to avoid this issue.
Be sure to paint the entire inside ledge as shown.
Pull the metal piece that keeps the photos in. This will keep a little barrier between the frame and the work surface as it sticks out further than the frame.
Paint the first coat on thefront of the frame.
This is what it looks like once the first coat is completed.
Paint the outside edge of the frame.
Paint the front of the frame for it’s second coat.
This is what it looks like once the second coat of paint has been applied.
For the Painting an Unfinished Frame Adding Texture with Bubble Wrap, take out the bubble wrap. Place it on the front of the frame where it was just painted. Be sure it is still wet to allow the bubble wrap texture to show after it’s placement and removal.
Press down firmly on the bubble wrap to ensure the design transfer and the paint lifts onto the bubble wrap.
Carefully remove the bubble wrap.
This is what it looks like once the bubble wrap has been removed.
Here is a closer look to what the design is that the bubble wrap left upon removal.
Your Painting an Unfinished Frame Adding Texture with Bubble Wrap project is COMPLETE! This was super fast, inexpensive and CUTE! Thank you for joining us for this tutorial today and we hope you enjoyed going on A Creative Journey with Melissa.