Nautical Frame

Happy New Year everyone! Lysa here on the blog today sharing my first project of 2016. One of my personal goals for 2016 is to “step outside the box”; try things I’ve never tried and live each day to the fullest. For this project, I decided to mix several paper collections to make one cohesive piece of art.


For this project, I covered a plain MDF wood frame using the “Chestnuts” paper from 7DS Yuletide collection. I inked the edges using black soot distress ink which matches this paper very well. I added some texture to the frame by using the 7DS Destination Unknown- Line elements stencil with some heavy gel gloss. I sprinkled some red micro beads on top of the gel medium. I also added some white paint through another dot stencil I had in my collection to balance out the darkness of the project. I embellished the frame using red and white bakers twine, a flower from Prima’s Cartographer collection, some UmWowStudio chevron confetti stained navy blue, a red enamel anchor, Queen &Co Rhinestones, and some Vintage Oceanic Anchors washi tape. At the last minute I decided to add a sailors knot to the right side using some random red and white striped rope I had laying around.

I just love how mixing different collections and products can produce such unexpected results. This frame would look gorgeous in a room full of red and blue nautical decorations. Here are a few more views of the frame.



Don’t be afraid to mix and match collections and products, the results will be amazing. Thank you for looking!


Supplies Used
7 Dots Studio – Chestnuts
Destination Unknown- Line Elements Stencil
Cartographer flowers- Prima
UmWowStudios- Chevron Confetti
Vintage Oceanic Anchors- Washi Tape
Queen & Co- Rhinestones