Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tutorial on Printing Photo Frames By Mulberry Creek

Melissa of Mulberry Creek has graciously share her printing on photo frames tutorial with us.

Frame Before Painting

These three frames are screen printed using a cream color ink on black.

 The frames are 14" X 14" with a beveled edge and a keyhole slot in the back for hanging. This is a new larger frame that more easily facilitates a larger saying or quote.

After the frame has been cut, sanded, and beveled, it is ready for paint. Each one is then painted by hand and allowed to dry overnight.

Before the frame is placed under the screen for printing it is very lightly sanded and any paint removed from the back. We then go over it with a tack cloth to remove any dust particles left from sanding. After loading the screen with ink, the frame is then placed underneath and the squeegee is drawn down over the screen forcing the ink through the design and onto the surface of the frame.

After the ink is applied the frame is then removed and placed on a drying rack to dry overnight. After the ink is thoroughly dry we then apply a coat of a satin polycrylic varnish.

Clips and foam board are then inserted in the photo opening.

Fairytale Frame

Family Roots Frame

Once in A Lifetime Frame

Thank You Melissa for sharing this tutorial with us.
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Danice said...

Thank you, Barb, for this tutorial. The photos along with the instructions are very helpful :)

Kim said...

Love these frames, great tutorial!

The Farmer's Attic said...

What a great tutorial!!!! Thanks so much for sharing how this is done!


Firecracker Kid said...

Wow, that's really interesting. Thanks for sharing :)