Create a "ripple" of interest with this frame that will highlight your photograph without overpowering it. The most important part of this project is to make sure that all the strips used for the rolls are of the same exact width. If the measurements are inaccurate, the rolls won’t line up properly. Call attention to colors within your chosen photograph by choosing a complementary- or similarly-colored paper.
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This project is for a 5-inch x 7-inch frame that accommodates a 4-inch x 6-inch photograph. However, you can apply the technique learned here to frames of other sizes. Arrange the rolls in different vertical and horizontal combinations until you find the pattern that works best for the dimensions of your frame. The paper rolls used in this project can also be used to decorate the surfaces of other items, such as the frame of a mirror or the outer part of a napkin ring.
Author of Home, Paper, Scissors: Decorative Paper Accessories for the Home (Potter Craft/Publishers), Patricia Zapata, a graphic designer, tells Grandparents.com that “the special relationship that exists between grandparents and their grandchildren can only benefit by the enjoyment that comes from making something together."
Reprinted with permission from Home, Paper, Scissors by Patricia Zapata. Copyright © 2009. Published by Potter Craft/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc.
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