Craft Recycled products

Coffee + pasta + = cardboard photo frames

For manufacturing need the following materials:

– corrugated cardboard, I used a variety of cartons.
– ordinary cardboard.
– old wallpaper.
– an old photo album with “a file” for the photos.
– Bamboo stick sushi or any other wand at your convenience.
– Coffee, Medium Rare (I tried to use the jockey, but stopped for a coffee “Black Card” Arabica coffee As overcooked often crack and fall off.).
– twine.
– varnish and paint spray.
– different types of decorations – pasta (painted), thread “snail” and another fancy on a given topic.
– wooden toothpicks.

– a favorite tool of my knife.
– universal glue (Titan Wild).
– glue gun.
– a pair of scissors.
– hook № 2,5.
– fanerinki size ~ 250 * 320 mm (for cutting them, gluing, the use of 2-fanerin as press).

To begin to mark up our corrugated cardboard frames.
For the manufacture of one frame takes 2 marked cardboard base. Accordingly, for a triple frame required 6 marked the basics.
Dimensions basics:
– window caption: 100 * 150 mm.
– external dimensions: 160 * 210 mm.

Next, glue the frames in pairs.
After smeared – put under the press frames.

Once the basics are stuck together to begin pasting.
When cutting wallpaper pasting under foundations, it is necessary to take into account the thickness of the bonded substrates.
Yes, still need to paste over so that the white side remained outside.

When we pasted our bases – again we send the press.
I have used the press of 2 fanerin, which I  sit for 5 minutes.

Once the foundations have already take the form of frames – take and stained with 2 sides brown paint.

After the paint has dried, proceed to paste frames our coffee with a universal adhesive.

The end of the side cover and paper using a glue gun. Otherwise poorly kept.

Further, when all the glue, we go somewhere on the balcony and there begin the painting process.
I draw your attention that the side and end coffee beans need to paint well, and you get not a very priglyadny option and have to deal with are stained.

After the paint has dried.

So far, all of our exercises on chemical painting frames dry up, we will deal with strings, cords.
Take the bamboo sticks from a set of land and binds it.
Next, to it bind the long chains of aerial loops around the edges – they will hold our frames.

Take an old photo album with “a file” on photos and  it into separate “I’ve found.”

Next, the resulting glue “a file” on the basis of a cardboard or corrugated board, and obtain a substrate.

And after all the frames will be connected chain stitches, take another short chain of air loops and attach to fix the substrate “a file” for the photos. All these actions are performed using the glue gun.
As you can see, fixing the substrate with a photo made with wooden toothpicks.

Here is a general rear view of how things are done and fixed.

After all this, we take our frames and engaged in their embellishment.
In this set, I made of twine, “snail”, which after painted with silver paint. But twine strongly absorbed the paint, and I 2nd time not covered with paint these. As a result, they seem a bit faded.

And then I decorated using the pasta in the form of ribbons, which as dyed in one layer. Since the pasta absorbs less, they look good on the general background.