Watercolour Instax Frames

Create one of a kind décor for your one of a kind memories
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Create one of a kind décor for your one of a kind memories. This DIY watercolor picture frame project the perfect way to display your Instax pictures.

 

MATERIALS:

  • Shinhan watercolours
  • Paintbrushes
  • Stampo stamps
  • Watercolour paper
  • Instax images
  • Magnet
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Utility or craft knife

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to frame your Instax memories

Step 1: 

With a paintbrush, fill your entire sheet of watercolour paper with abstract colour washes and textures in various hues. (For ideas on creating texture with watercolour paints have a look at our tutorial here.)

Step 2: 

When the watercolour base paint is dry, cut the paper into 4 x 4 inch squares or larger.

Step 3: 

Using a fairly dry application of watercolour paint or ink, stamp motifs on your painted squares.

Step 4: 

Measure and cut out a window in the center of your square that is approximately 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches (or the size of the Instax image you want to frame) .

Step 5: 

Cut a blank sheet of watercolour paper the same size as your frame. Glue 3 of the sides together at the very edges, leaving the top edge open.

 

Step 6: 

Slide you Instax image into the frame. Attach a magnet to the back and display your instant memories on your fridge or locker door.

 

TIPS:

  • Washi tape can be used to mask off areas when you paint
  • Make various shapes and colours of frames