The ability to organize and edit photos with today’s technology is incredible, but I have always printed and displayed my favorite family photos. I use collage frames and until recently made sure they all matched with black frames and white matting. Now I am stepping outside my creative decorating box and looking at those collages. They really need a transformation to add some character and color. Using some scrapbook paper and spray paint, it is easy, quick and inexpensive to transform collage frames. I transformed my collage frame into a colorful inexpensive piece one-of-a-kind decor with an alternative use of scrapbook paper.
- plain collage frame;
- Any color spray paint with primer;
- 2 to 3 pages of your choice of 12 x12 scrapbook paper.
Step 1: Find a collage frame you want to update;
Step 2: Take apart frame
Take apart picture frame and remove photos
Step 3: Rough up black frame. Choose Spray Paint with primer and spray frame.
Spray paint black frame
Step 4: Pick Scrapbook paper and tape together to fit the matte. Then use exacto knife to carefully cut the scrapbook paper to fit the matte.
Scrapbook Paper needed
Close up of what the scrapbook paper says
Using a knife carefully trace and cut around the picture matte
Step 5: Spray adhesive to matte and carefully apply scrapbook paper. Smooth out lines and bubbles.
Spray adhesive to glue scrapbook paper to matte
Step 6: Carefully cut out matte holes with exacto knife.
Cut out picture holes.
Step 7: Tape photos back in and put frame back together.
Put everything back together
This is the finished product:
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