Happy Tax Day, everyone–and by happy, I really mean “happy” because who really feels any joy on April 15th? The cure for cash sadness though is often, a little craftiness! This week on I Love to Create I’m pinching pennies by opting to embellish an old frame rather than buying a new one; saying ta-ta to tax-time, using those no-longer-needed receipts as a decoupage medium.
- Remove backing and glass from frame. Make sure frame surface is clean.
- Using a sponge brush, apply a thin coat of Collage Pauge to the portion of the frame you’re going to start with.
- Rip receipt into desired size pieces (so that you get the “torn edge” look) and lay one piece at a time, on top of Collage Pauged area. Smooth with your finger. Add a layer of Collage Pauge over top of the receipt piece. Repeat this process until frame is covered, layering paper bits over each other where desired. Note: Collage medium will fade the black print on receipts. To break up the bland, use ticket stubs, price tags or the colored logo portions of receipts.
- Cover entire frame front with a couple of additional layers of Collage Pauge, letting them dry in between applications. That’s all there is to it!