Saturday, December 3, 2011

DIY FRAMED VINTAGE MAPS TUTORIAL


SUPPLIES NEEDED : 



1.  THRIFTED FRAMES : I purchased these for $0.10 each at our local Goodwill.
2.  MOD PODGE : About $6 - $8.  A crafters must.  I'm a fan of the matte finish.
3.  SPRAY PAINT : This is to paint your frames and is optional if you dig the color of your thrifted frames.
4.  PAINT BRUSH : You totally have one somewhere in your house.
5.  VINTAGE MAP : Purchased for $1 at an antique shop.  Look for ones that are torn, they are always cheaper.

PAINT YOUR FRAMES

1.  Remove the glass and clean your frames with a damp rag.  You want to make sure the frame is free from dust so the paint adheres well.


2. 
Spray-paint both sides of your frame with the color of your choice.



PREP YOUR MAPS AND MOD PODGE :

3.  While your frames are drying you can start cutting out your maps.  Lay your frame-glass on your map and trace around the edges.


4.  Cut out your map pieces and set them aside.


PAINT YOUR MAPS :   

5.  I wanted each of my map cutouts to look a little different, so I mixed in a drop of food coloring with my Mod Podge.


6.  Use your paintbrush and Mod Podge each of your map pieces to each of your glass pieces.  A thin layer will do.  Be sure to clean each of your glass pieces before Mod Podging!


 

FRAME YOUR MAPS

7.  Once your maps are dry you can frame and hang!


Happy mapping!


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are really cool!

ihavetriedit said...

I love this idea!

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