Dimensional Magic damask frame

Dimensional Magic damask frameI’m crazy about Dimensional Magic lately, and I’m using on everything. So you’re gonna have to bear with me; I hope I won’t burn you out. But I just had to show you how it can be used on stuff other than jewelry. This Dimensional Magic frame is super easy (hello beginners!), and the kicker is that thee DM is on the wood accent piece in the center. You may have to enlarge the photo to see the detail, but the raised, epoxy looks really neat in real life. Who is that charming little one in the frame? You’ll just have to guess.  In the meantime, here are the project instructions.

Gather These Supplies

IMG_3993I love these Michaels frames. They are only $1! You could do a wall of them for so cheap.

IMG_3994Flip the paper, design side down, and trace the frame onto it with your paper.

IMG_3995Cut the paper – I always use a craft knife on the inside piece.

IMG_3991Paint your wood accent with the color of your choice. I used Aqua. I hope you are super impressed with my photo “skillz” as I focus on my fingers rather than the wood piece. Allow to dry.

IMG_3998Paint your frame edges and back with Parchment and allow to dry.

IMG_4006I have a secret, which is that I love Satin Mod Podge. It’s my favorite finish – it’s the same finish as the Hard Coat, except the Hard Coat is super duper tough for heavily used items. Regular Satin Mod Podge works since this frame is meant to be displayed rather than beat up. Give your frame a few coats of Podge and allow to dry.

IMG_3997Apply Dimensional Magic to the wood accent. One thing I LOVE about DM is that it has great surface tension – meaning, it stays where you put it (as long as you don’t squeeze too much out). My #1 tip for DM is that it likes to dry in a warm place. I always put it on top of the stove and away from the windows. If it gets cold, it will crack.

Dimensional Magic damask frameGlue your wood piece to the front of your frame, put in a picture and you are ready to roll. Hello to an inexpensive gift idea.

Comments

  1. The Curly Red Head's Doing This says

    Great idea! You are right between the $1 frames and the Dimensional Magic you’ve got a fantastic project!!! What great gift ideas!! I love DM also! It’s been a great addition to my craft projects and once you start using it you never want to stop!! Thanks for this tutorial!!

  2. Lori m says

    I could not find it in our local stores, I’ll have to look again. Amy is that you in the photo?

    :) Lori m

  3. Julie Tucker-Wolek says

    This is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for visiting my blog… I truly appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. TidyMom says

    I LOVE this Amy!! I think I need to make some!!

    and do I spy a little Amy in that picture? ♥

  5. billiejo says

    This is a great idea, but alas, I’ve yet to find the DM in any of my local stores. I’ll keep trying though. And… I too think I see a little Amy in the frame. Very cute!

  6. Chris's Creative Cottage says

    Amy, I LOVE how this project turned out. But I really LOVE the little Amy Lou featured in the frame~

  7. says

    Hi! I found you though “Get your craft on”. What a great idea! And so pretty too! I’ll definitely be following your blog!

  8. Katie says

    So this is the first time I’ve heard of Dimensional Magic, it’s like you’ve opened up a whole new world for me. I mega heart your frame, the colors are splendid!

  9. Lindsay says

    Where did the little accent frame come from? I’m thinking of doing this for the table numbers at my wedding. The ornate-frame is a motif at my wedding. Thanks!

    Lindsay

  10. says

    Hi Lindsay! I actually got it from a craft giveaway pile, but I had an idea for how to recreate. I know Michaels has something similar in the dollar bin (that’s a real frame) and you could just take the back out. I would also check the dollar store for something similar. :D