For this project I used 9 cheap small wooden low-quality frames from s.th. like the dollar store in the US.(in Germany tedi) After arranging them, I glued them together with white acrylic filler, smoothed it down and let it dry. Then I added a coat of white wall paint and a coat of varnish.
At this point you’ll find out, that the frames suck and they are not identical, so have fun figuring out which glass plate and back belongs to which frame. Get a bunch of pictures and cut them to the right size, cause they will not fit otherwise. So much for the math.
Anyway, I like how it turned out, though I didn’t figure out how to hang it on a wall, yet.
- 9 wooden frames(dollar store): 9€
- Acrylic filler(DIY superstore): 300ml~4€
- White wall paint(DIY superstore): 1L~4€
- transparent waterbased acrylic varnish(DIY superstore): 375ml~10€
Keep in mind, that you might use the materials for other projects, so if you plan to do polymer clay any time soon, buy a varnish, that’s “suitable for toys” or non-toxic. Acrylic filler often comes in cartriges. For those you need a cartrige caulking gun. Well if you plan to move out soon it’s a good investment, because it makes filling holes in stone walls a lot easier! I used it in the first place, because it’s flexible to some extend and it was the only suitible glue-like substance lying around.