04 August 2010

Distressed Paper Frame

Here's a Prima layout, made using the gorgeous Sew Cute pre-stitched patterned paper. I love that it is so detailed and artsy looking right out of the package--makes it hard to go wrong no matter what!I'm going to show you how I made the inset frame on this page for a distressed and slightly shabby look. First, I cut a piece of paper to fit behind the picture about two inches larger that the photo itself.
Then I sewed that paper, face down, to the back of the patterned paper using my sewing machine and going around several times.On the right side of the patterned paper, I cut an X using my exacto knife.
Then I could begin to peel up the background paper revealing the underlying later beneath. You can see I used a bit of adhesive to hold the papers in place while I sewed, but this is probably not necessary.
Continue tearing away at the top layer of paper, being sure to leave a small margin close to your sewed line.
Add your picture, embellish and fold/tear the paper to create your frame. The nice thing about tearing the mulberry paper that the Prima Sew Cute line is made out of is that it leaves a really nice feathery edge with a lot of texture!

Products used:
Prima Paper - Sew Cute - On Stage

Pink Paislee Ribbon Pleats - Bayberry Cottage - Bayberry

Prima Flowers - Fairytale Roses - Buttercup

My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Sticker - Butter

American Crafts Thickers - Dear Lizzy Berry - Marigold

Prima Say it in Pearls Swirls


Christina Aiton said...

thanks for the tutorial - I love how your page looks! and what a super photo!

kim c said...

very nice tutorial, judean. thanks for sharing.