Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Welcome to the Take Wing Blog Hop!

So happy that you have joined my Club Scrap friends and I for another Blog Hop!!

If you have arrived here from Pat Huntoon's blog at the Technique Trail then you are in the right spot, if not you might want to start from the beginning at Club Scrap Creates Blog so you don't miss any of the fantastic artwork shared along the way.

Take Wing Photos on a Wire project
Inspired by many of these types of frames on the market today,  I wanted to try my hand at creating one from scratch using book board and other supplies in my stash.
Here are the steps I took in creating my Photos on a Wire project.

Cut 12x12 sheets of chip board and stack to create an 1/8 sheet of 12x12 book board.  This will be the back of the frame.  Alternate grain direction when stacking your sheets to create book board.  Glue sheets together using Club Scrap's BookBinding Glue.  Cut 4 each of 1x12" and 1x10" book board strips which will create the frame.
Attach two of 1x10" and 1x12" frame pieces directly to the top of  the 12x12 book board making sure that all are flush with the sides of the back of the project.  Using a paper piercing tool, poke holes through to the back of the 12x12" book board at 2" from the sides of the frame and 4" from the top and bottom of the frame.
Add 4 brads through each of the holes from the back to the front of the frame.
These will act as a point of attachment for the wire hangers.
Measure out two 24" lengths of 21 gauge silver wire. 
Paint the frame with black acrylic paint.
Pierce 4 more holes, this time in frame area of your project, at 1/2" from the side of the frame and parallel to the brad holes.  Thread the wires ends in from the front to the back making sure that the wires are centered on the front.
At the top of the back side of the project, twist the ends of the wire around the brads and then to form the hanger.  The bottom wire ends are twisted around the brads to secure and then trimmed off. 
Next, glue the remaining sets of frame book board to the front of the project on the top of the existing frame pieces.  Make sure that your 1x12" pieces are laying on top of the 1x10" pieces underneath and keeping all pieces flush with the sides of your frame.  
This will create a stronger frame and also sandwich the wires between the layers of the frame.
Paint the remaining book board with black acrylic paint.
Attach Take Wing white print cut at 9.75x9.75" under the wires.

Attach tiny wooden clothespins to the wires for photos.
Using scraps from your Take Wing project create quilled embellishments.
Add photos matted with Take Wing photo mats in red, green and dark green.  Your project is ready for hanging on the wall.   The photos of my daughter are from a book signing event with a gentleman named Sean Kenney who is a master Lego builder and has written a few books on the subject of creating with Legos.

The next stop on the Hop is Roni at her InkStains with Roni Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products used in the project.
Club Scrap Take Wing white print
Club Scrap Take Wing B&B UM sheet
Club Scrap Take Wing UM sheet
Tim Holtz Idea ology metal bird embellishment
Club Scrap mini wooden clothespins (grab bag of embellishments)


  1. So beautiful your page with the quilted embellishment and that frame! It fits perfectly. Super idea, Julie!

  2. I love it, Julie! You are so creative! I always love how you take something that's popular or that you've seen and figure out how you can make it on your own. :)

  3. Love the quilling, Julie. Perfect match with the swirls on the kit prints. Beautiful!

  4. Julie, Julie, Julie, Julie . . . oh, my heavens. What an awesome project!!!! Beautiful!

  5. Holy cool project, Batman! This is amazing, Julie. So creative, and made from scratch!

  6. So wish I could see this in person, I don't think we can appreciate how cool it would look hanging. =)

  7. Very cool Julie! I love that you can make this and then you can switch out the photos if you want to change them every so often! Great idea!

  8. Awesome idea. I've got plenty of chipboard. Putting this on my list of things to do!

  9. Such a neat idea to use a wire and clothes pins to have your picture hang from and love the frame as well!

  10. Totally blown away as usual Julie. Love this.

  11. Amazing display, Julie! I love it!

  12. Turned out great - I love how you did this and it would be great for many of my pages and photos.

  13. You have the ability to take an idea and turn it into something wonderful and uniquely your own!

  14. Thanks for the instructions, I want to make one of these. Such a good idea!

  15. Love, love, love. Hanging photos from clips...clever and I could change the photos of my Granddaughters through the year. Must make this. Beautiful papers in this kit.

  16. Such a clever project once again Julie!

  17. Cute!

    Melissa (over via Tiare at SOC)

  18. Julie - you have have the most creative ideas for projects!! Love that frame.