Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Dollar Store Frame Upstyle

Printing out vintage botanicals on watercolor paper is a wonderful way to create beautiful art for your home.  I LOVE how much beauty they can add to a room.  In fact, my entire dining room is filled with botanical drawings and big plants and it makes me VERY happy!  These works of art started out as dollar store frames and with a little decoupage and hot glue, you can have something AMAZING to show off. Check out the video below to see how it's done and then get out there and
Dollar store frames and hot glue...Yup! 
Crumpled tissue paper glued to almost anything always looks amazing!
Everything I used for this project:
Surebonder Glue Guns & Products: https://amzn.to/3bOpfiZ Clearly Aligned Decor Stamps in Linear Floral: https://bit.ly/3A3Epfv Decor Mould in Regal Trimming: https://bit.ly/3xjXeJE Decor Ink Pad in white: https://bit.ly/3yoC8LE Watercolor Confections in Terrain: https://bit.ly/3A2eFA3 Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Carbon Black: https://amzn.to/3yk1w4V
Watch how I made this here OR
watch tons of other videos on my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarkMontanoDesigner/featured

It is wonderfully relaxing adding watercolor to black and white botanicals!
Creativity is the key, my wonderful friends!
See you soon! x

Monday, October 3, 2022

Dollar Store Frame Makeover

Lately I've been noticing patterned and fabric covered frames in thrift shops and antique stores. Lots of them are from the 1980s with gorgeous (and somewhat faded) botanical prints.  After noticing several of them I started to fall in love with the idea of patterned frames and decided to try my hand at making one...or two.  Using some of my favorite products and inexpensive dollar store frames, I whipped these together and I absolutely love them!  They are currently the crown jewels in my dining room and I will definitely be making a few more.  When you see something you love, my creative friends, why not try to make it?  You never know what will happen.  xo, Mark!
Love the funky cotton fabric I chose for these!
A selection of fabrics that I may use in the future for a similar project.
Hot glue and silicone molds (from Re-Design with Prima) are a fantastic way to add
some architectural flair to a simple project like this!
Everything I used for this project:
RE-DESIGN WITH PRIMA Decor Transfers: https://bit.ly/3TtFho9?aff=59 and https://bit.ly/3AE60WD?aff=59 RE-DESIGN WITH PRIMA Silicone Moulds: Regal Trimmings https://bit.ly/3AFhF7s?aff=59 Etruscan Accents Silicone Mould: https://bit.ly/3PY6FI4?aff=59 Re-Design with Prima Decor Wax: https://bit.ly/3Bl2UZE Xyron Creative Station: https://bit.ly/2yuW31n Surebonder Glue Guns & Products: https://amzn.to/3bOpfiZ MY AMAZON STORE: https://www.amazon.com/shop/markmontano

I keep my fabric projects wipeable by coating them with lacquer.
Minwax Polycrylic, in all different sheens, is my favorite!
Get out there and MAKE YOUR MARK!