Happy Tuesday!  Yes I’m running a little late with a post today . . . but hey . . . what the heck.  Last week on the same day as our E-Team Hop, I had a frame and tutorial posted on the Graphic 45 Blog. Since there is a tutorial involved, actually two in one, I thought I would repost the entire thing over here.

Here’s the frame.

SherryCheever Complete Frame

Here’s the tutorial which includes a new revised tutorial on Faux Porcelain and another on how to cover a bare frame Bad Sherry way.

The base of the project is a plain 2×3 wood frame that has been sanded down to remove the clear finish.


The entire frame was then painted black.


Score-Tape was added to the front of the frame in order to attach the Graphic 45 paper.


The Score-Tape hangs over the sides and needed to be trimmed down with a matte knife. Turn the frame over and using the edge of the frame as a guide, trim off the excess.


Place the paper you are covering the front of the frame with face side down and place the frame on the back of the paper, leaving an excess over the sides.


When the frame is flipped over it will looks like below.


Remove the excess paper by sanding off at the edges.


Once all the edges have been sanded, it will look like this.


The sanded edges were then sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

To measure the inside panel, the glass from the frame was used as a guide.


The inside image was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink, mounted on black cardstock and then mounted on the other side (matching the frame) to the above paper.

The poinsettia was die cut, shaped and assembled, with corsage pins placed in the middle. The corsage pins were colored with Lemonade Alcohol Ink.


The UTEE was melted in the Melting Pot.


The poinsettia was then dipped into the UTEE, using the corsage pins to hold the poinsettia.


The UTEE needs to be drained from the flower. This was done by holding the poinsettia by the corsage pins over the melting pot until all the UTEE had drained back into the melting pot.


The poinsettia was then placed in a piece of foam to dry completely and cool.


Before embellishing the frame with the poinsettia, the pins were snipped off at the back.


Removing the pins is helpful to make the poinsettia lay flat on the frame.

Assemble the embellishments on the frame with a hot glue gun.

  • Graphic 45: Christmas Emporium
  • Paints/Inks: Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Charcoal Black Semi-Gloss Acrylic Paint, Peeled Paint Distress Stain, Lemonade Alcohol Ink, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Embellishments: Corsage Pins; idea-ology GrungePaper; Black Cardstock
  • Tools: Spellbinders S5-055 Layered Poinsettia, Grand Calibur; Ranger Ultra-Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE), Melting Pot, Craft Sheet and Matte Accents

That’s it for now!  I’ve got more to post but that will be later, more than likely in the morning.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the tutorial.


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10 Responses to “Graphic 45 Tutorial!”

  1. This is so gorgeous! Great step by step tutorial, too. I will definitely being trying my hand at making a faux porcelain flower.

  2. I love this post. The frame looks relatively easy to do, and I am certain I could manage to make a halfway decent porcelain flower. You do awesome tutorials. Thank you for all the inspiration.

  3. Lovely frame and I love the flower. I have not gotten up the nerve to try the faux porcelain flowers yet. But one day maybe I will.

  4. Awesome tutorial! thanks for sharing!

  5. Awesome Frame, so neat to see how it all came together, love those papers, and once again awesome flower!

  6. The Graphic 45 DT members are always so creative. I love your products! Thanks for the inspiration!! The porcelain flowers look to die for gorgeous.

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