I am back with a simple tutorial on one of the items used for our Dino Bash Party. I am really pleased with how the dinosaur frame turned out, it now sits on the birthday boy’s dresser displaying a sweet memory from the big day! Picture frames are always a great way to personalize a party table when used with a picture of the birthday boy or girl.
|This picture did not come with the frame, it is my little sweetheart!
This frame is as sample as it gets and a great project for a beginner crafter. These are the items that you will need:
Square unfinished wood frame (Michael’s Craft store)
(2) 2 oz bottles of acrylic paint in two coordinating shades of green
Dinosaur shape in unfinished wood (Michael’s Craft store)
Vial of Martha Stewart glitter in green ( I used golden beryl)
Small foam paint brush
circular foam brush to make polka dots
craft glue or glue gun
one google eye
Remove staple and plastic hanger from top of frame
Paint entire frame, front, back, sides, inside opening in lighter shade of green, this may require various coats
because the wood frame is unfinished.
While frame is drying you can get started on the dinosaur. Paint the entire dinosaur front, back, and sides in the darker shade of green, NOTE: do not paint the raised dots on the dinosaur, these will be painted in the lighter shade of green once dark green dries.
Now that the frame is dry, get a small plate, a paper plate works great for this and pour the dark shade of green in a small puddle. Using your circular foam brush tap down brush so you cover the entire polka dot shape with paint.
Using random pattern make only a couple of polka dots at a time, making sure to get a good amount of paint on each polka dot to make a perfect circle. Before each polka dot dries, sprinkle glitter generously onto each polka dot, a paper plate underneath works great to gather excess glitter to keep using again to finish project.
Continue until you have as many polka dots as you desire on the frame. Let it dry.
Now go back to your little dinosaur and paint the raised dots in the light shade of green and before they all dry sprinkle with the glitter. Once everything is dry, glue the polka dot on the dinosaurs face (make sure on the side with the raised dots :), then draw a smiley mouth using a sharpie or black paint marker. All that is left to do is glue the dinosaur onto the right bottom corner of the frame and you are all done!
Now you have a beautiful frame that you can display a special picture in or give to someone as a gift! Hope you enjoyed this frame tutorial and that it inspired you to make your own. I will be back soon with another tutorial from out Dino Bash Party.