Print Project

Framed Monogram

Author: Amanda Formaro

Supplies

  • Old Framed Picture
  • Hammered Spray Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper
  • Kylon’s White Primer
  • Vintage White Paint
  • colored fabric
  • waxed paper
  • Letter in appropriate Font
  • Dark Brown Paint
  • Glazing Medium
  • Acrylic Sealer Spray

Instructions

  • I removed the glass from the frame and used a piece of fine grit sandpaper across the surface to rough it up a bit. Then I gave the glass a coat of Rustoleum’s hammered brown spray paint and left it to dry.
  • While the glass was drying, I gave the frame a coat of Krylon’s white primer and then painted the primed frame with a coat of Vintage White.
  • I chose some light colored fabric, originally from a tablecloth that I used to make some curtains for my backdoor, and cut enough for my monogram letter. I placed the fabric onto waxed paper and painted the fabric with Mod Podge to prep it.
  • While everything was drying I made the pattern for my letter F. I chose the font I wanted, enlarged it on the copier, then printed off an extra copy. In order to make the F long and tall to match the frame, I cut sections of one F printout and pieced them together with tape. Then I cut the letter out.
  • Now it was time for another coat of hammered spray paint on the glass.
  • I added a small amount of dark brown paint to some glazing medium and glazed the frame. When that was dry, I finished it with an acrylic sealer spray.
  • I pinned my “F” pattern to the dry Mod Podged fabric and cut out the letter.
  • In order to position the F properly in the frame I placed the painted glass back into the frame first and then placed the letter onto it. I used Mod Podge to attach the letter to the glass, only applying Mod Podge to the back of the fabric letter.
  • I placed the original backing back into the frame behind the glass and it was all done!