Today I'm going to show you a project that I did as a gift for my mom for Mother's Day.
I removed the glass from the frame and primed the wooden frame with 2 coats of Kilz.
After the primer dried I brushed some black glaze on the frame, making sure to get glaze in every little crease and corner of the frame. I snatched up a whole gallon of Ralph Lauren glaze before they discontinued it from Lowe's. This stuff is expensive but will last me years, as each project only takes me a tiny bit.
I then cleaned and placed the glass back into the frame, leaving the cardboard backing off. I then picked a font I wanted to use in Microsoft Word, increased the font size to cover the entire landscape of the page, printed it off and taped the page to the glass.
This is the part that takes patience. Using the printed off paper as a stencil, I used a small paint brush, and acrylic paint to trace the words. I let the first coat of paint dry and went over it a second time. After the paint was completely dry and I was pleased with the look of the name, I attached a ribbon on the back and ta da!
I'll tell you how to make that pretty little book page wreath on the left some other time :)