When I ran in the local thrift store to a wooden frame for pennies, there was nothing to think about. It was also an embroidered picture that I got from my friend as a wedding gift, that inspired me.
- square-shaped ironing beads creations
- textile color
- acrylic color
- hot glue gun & silicone sticks
How to use ironing beads
|Look at the lilac beads – they are a bit narrower than other|
Making a framed picture
As I mentioned above, I´d bought an old picture frame. Although the color was pretty nice, at some parts had begun to peel off.
That´s why I repeated the process I used during the last year´s renovation of an old picture frame – you can find it here. I painted it using a dark-blue textile-color (dissolved in hot water) and after drying I applied an acrylic paint. To achieve the desired color I mixed dark blue, black and silver.
I also painted a cardboard, which formed the rear side of the frame because it then served as a pad for gluing the beads.
Then I began to making the picture. I´d first put the squares randomly on the pad until I was satisfied with the final form, then I started to glue them.
I admit, I didn´t measure exactly the distance between the squares and glued them “by eye” 🙂
But the final result is not bad, what do you think?
If you liked my tutorial, don´t forget to pin it on Pinterest!
And of course, I look forward to reading all your comments.