Decoupage Photo Frame

, made with love, with your own hands - it is always unique, interesting, unusual. In addition, it is not at all expensive. But if holidays are coming up - New Year or March 8 - then a lot of presents are required, and this is a big blow to financial opportunities. A perfect gift for both women and men is a photo frame depicting a pleasant moment from life or a loved one . Let us tell you how to decorate the frame in the decoupage technique. What is this technique? Decoupage is gaining more and more popularity among the fair sex. It requires the same accuracy as embroidery, but a colorful result can be obtained much faster. On modern serving napkins, sometimes prints are printed that can compete with painted fabrics. The image from the napkin is not difficult to implant, quietly stick on any surface. You can take individual motifs or a piece of napkin entirely. Read more - in this master class.

Tools and materials

For decoupage, you first need to choose the right napkin or decoupage card.In addition to the base (photo frames) and pictures, prepare:
  • White acrylic paint (construction or for design work);
  • Dishwashing sponge and clothespin;
  • Sandpaper;
  • Putty or structural paste;
  • Plastic card and plastic spoon;
  • Acrylic lacquer in a balloon;
  • White paper.

Getting Started

Photo frame with the cut-out “Best Couple ”-“ The Best Couple ”- was purchased at the Fix Price store. The decor, to be honest, is a bit scarce. We will revive it with the help of a napkin with a floral-musical print.
 Photo frame in decoupage technique
First, let's take a putty for decorative works or structural paste. Plastic spoon will need to take the right amount of material and put on the frame. We will use a plastic card as a spatula, pressing, we paste the letters with a paste so that all of them (cut through with a stencil) are turned into zashpatlevany. Let the frame dry very well. Cracks that are formed during the drying of the paste, once again promezhim putty.
 Photo frame in decoupage technique
The frame, of course, is best understood,so that water or paint does not fall on the glass.
 Photo frame in decoupage technique
After complete drying of the letter, sand the paper to evenness.
 Photo frame in decoupage technique
With the help of a sponge attached to an ordinary clothespin, we apply acrylic paint (movements from top to bottom, soft, it is necessary, as if to wet envy).
Photo frame using decoupage technique
Paints must be applied in two layers, and then sand down with sandpaper to perfectly smooth the surface. In case some irregularities cannot be removed, I recommend to cover them with the same putty and let them dry (it dries very quickly). So, the surface is prepared. Begin decoupage using a file.

Decoupage with a file

The motif is pulled from a napkin. In this case, one fourth is useful. Put the picture face down on a clean and dry stationery file. It is desirable that the file was tight, so it will be more convenient to work.From a brush, drip onto a napkin with water until all the paper is in the water, like in a puddle.
 Photo frame using decoupage technique
After this, you need to expel everything with a soft brush air bubbles from under a soft napkin. The picture will be spread over the file, drain the excess water on the towel.
 Photo frame using decoupage technique
Carefully combining the edges, place the file with a napkin on the prepared surface of the photo frame. Smooth.
Photo frame in decoupage technique
 Photo frame in decoupage technique
Carefully remove the file so that the picture remains on the frame . It is currently attached only to water.
 Photo frame using decoupage technique
With the same soft, flat brush, glue the pattern on top with PVA glue. The napkin is thin, and the glue penetrates through it, firmly fastening the surface. If necessary, in the process of gluing, correct minor irregularities, creases, gently pushing the napkin to the right place.Your movements should be extremely delicate.  Photo frame in decoupage technique
To keep the napkin in place and not be damaged by drying, I recommend to make it in the middle of the" extra "part (where there will be a picture) an incision. Attention! Categorically you can not dry this job with a hairdryer! With the influence of warm air masses, the motive can move, and it will not be possible to align it, you will have to start the work again. After the frame has dried (you can leave it for the night), the middle part will stretch like a drum.
Photo frame in decoupage technique
 Photo frame in decoupage technique Now you can safely cut it with the allowance and a hem of about 0.5 cm on each side.
 Photo frame using decoupage technique
Gently fold the napkin to the inside of your work, sticking to PVA. Let it dry. Put the photo frame on a paper or newspaper, also close the edges of the brown color.Apply a layer of acrylic lacquer on top to protect the image. Allow the varnish to dry (up to half an hour) and coat the job with varnish one more time.
 Photo frame using decoupage technique
It is time to assemble: fit the glass into place, select and place inside frame a suitable photo, glue the back wall to the glue gun.
 Photo frame using decoupage technique
Perfect gift or interior item From!
Photo frame in decoupage technique
 Photo frame in decoupage technique
 Photo frame in decoupage technique


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