Easy Dimensional Magic scroll frame.

Easy Dimensional Magic scroll frameSo I’m a huge fan of Dimensional Magic. I’m also a huge fan of brightly colored fabric. And finally, I’m a huge fan of scrolled wood pieces that I find in the aisles of craft stores. You’ve seen them, right? I wasn’t sure what to do with one of those scrolled pieces until I realized that it fit perfectly over the whole of a wood frame, also at the craft store. I knew I had some paint and fabric that I liked, and the Dimensional Magic (DM) just decided to make an appearance for fun. If you aren’t sure what DM is, it’s an acrylic version of resin, so it does the same thing, but it’s non-toxic. And there is no mixing. You just apply it and you have an epoxy like finish! I use it a lot to accentuate items like jewelry, and cards . . . and frames. This time I took a bold fabric, added a wood piece and then added DM, and I love the results. Here’s how I did it.

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Gather These Supplies

  • Wood frame
  • Scroll frame
  • Mod Podge Satin
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • FolkArt acrylic paint – Teal, Navy Blue
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Wax paper
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue

IMG_7015Before you begin, you are going to prep your fabric with Mod Podge. This means you’ll paint a medium layer of Mod Podge over the fabric you’d like to use and then let dry (I used the wax paper to cover my surface). One the Mod Podge is dry, take the back out of your wood frame and place it face down on the back of the fabric. Trace your frame and then cut out the fabric. Set aside.

IMG_7013Paint your frame with Teal paint. I didn’t paint the front of the frame – just the sides and the back. If you are wondering why, it’s because dark colors can show through fabric, and I didn’t want that to happen when I Mod Podged my fabric down. Let dry.

IMG_7014At the same time, paint your scroll frame with Navy. I just did the sides and front. Let dry.

IMG_7016Paint a medium layer of Mod Podge on the front of the frame. Smooth the fabric down. You may want to work one section at a time if the frame is larger. Get all the fabric Mod Podged down and then let dry for 15 – 20 minutes.

IMG_7017Once the Mod Podge is dry, add a top coat and let dry. Then add a few more coats and let dry.

IMG_7018To finish, glue the scroll frame to the wood frame with craft glue. Then add your Dimensional Magic to the top. Let that dry for several hours before hanging on the wall or displaying.

DSC_0228All done. Now display your photos of vintage children proudly.

Comments

  1. Morena says

    Yay! I bought that exact scroll frame when it was on clearance and haven’t done anything with it yet. This is beautiful. Adding it to my to do list…..