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Black and White Photo Frame for the Inventor

Black & White Photo Frame for the Inventor
By: Michael A. Trent, Artistic Guide

Sunshine Daisy, 1135P (The Artful Stamper)

White Chipboard (Colorbok or your local hobby shop)
White cardstock of choice
Black Archival Ink (Ranger)

Naked wood frame (local hobby shop)
Multi-Purpose Sealer (DecoArt)

Gloss Black Acrylic Paint (DecoArt)
Exacto blade
Corner rounder punch (Marvy Uchida)

Markers of choice
ScissorsPop dots
Diamond Glaze (JudiKins)


  1. Trace frame on reverse side of white chipboard and using an exacto blade, carefully cut out the center.  Keep this piece to use as a template for the photo you will use.
  2. In order for the wood frame to show behind the chipboard I measured .25” from each side of the chipboard, trimmed each side with ruler, and then cut the corners using the corner rounder punch.
  3. Stamp your image on different sections of the chipboard with the Ranger Archival Ink.  Allow to dry.
  4. On another piece of white cardstock, stamp just the flower part of the image twice, color in as desired, and trim with scissors.
  5. Using Pop Dots, layer on top of 2 of the flowers already stamped on the frame. Color in one other of the stamped flowers on the chipboard.
  6. Apply Diamond Glaze to each of the colored flowers to give it a shiny effect.
  7. Paint wood frame on top and all sides with the sealer or primer of choice.  When dry, paint it again with the black gloss paint and allow to dry.
  8. Apply pop dots to the back of the chipboard and adhere to the frame front.
  9. Print out photo and, using the center piece cut out earlier, lay it on the photo and trim photo so it sits perfectly in the frame.
  10. Sign the back of your frame and give as a gift or hang proudly on the wall.

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6 Responses »

  1. Hi Micheal
    What a great gift idea. I think your B&W with a touch of color is a awesome technique

  2. I love this!!!!

  3. I love the subject in the picture!!! Oh and the frame is really nice too!!

  4. I understood both times and both ways work. A little color to a black and white project is cool.

  5. ok that was to say bright but I guess right works also 🙂

  6. Lovely! The right spots of color really make this pop.