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How to create a gold frame from paper

Create a Gold Frame From Paper

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Begin with heavy weight paper. Any size. Mine is small.

Begin with heavy weight paper. Any size. Mine is small.

Measure according to what your framing .

Measure according to what your framing .

Draw ornate edges using curved lines. Think symmetrically.

Draw ornate edges using curved lines. Think symmetrically.

Cut edges.

Cut edges.

We are using an undercoat of yellow acrylic followed by gold acrylic as our gold is transparent. You may not need the yellow, it depends on your paint. I like the texture. You can also use spray paint

We are using an undercoat of yellow acrylic followed by gold acrylic as our gold is transparent. You may not need the yellow, it depends on your paint. I like the texture. You can also use spray paint

Allow to dry.

Allow to dry.

Draw ornate flowers and swirls. We looked at examples of frames and simplified. Symmetry!

Draw ornate flowers and swirls. We looked at examples of frames and simplified. Symmetry!

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  • Heavy weight white paper, any size
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Yellow and gold paint
  • Blow drier
  • Sharpie