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FRIENDS Photoframe

| Mixed Media

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Have a gang of lovely friends, this photoframe would make a lovely gift for all of them. Make some funny, whacky characters using the basic quilling techniques and pipe cleaners. Colour the FRIENDS frame and assemble the characters on it. You may further write a special message on the frame for each one of them to make it more personalized


how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Take an MDF wooden "FRIENDS" Photoframe

STEP 2:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Take the quilling paper strips in assorted colours
Roll tight quills in different sizes approximately ranging frm 1/2 an inch to 2 inches

STEP 3:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Roll more of these tight quills, as per needed to make more characters

STEP 4:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

These are Quilling moulds that can be used to make these tight quills into dome shapes

STEP 5:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

They come in different sizes to choose as per your requirement

STEP 6:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Place the roll, in one of the moulds and press it as you go down

STEP 7:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

The tight rolled quills are made into domes

STEP 8:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 8 | Hobbyideas

Colour the "FRIENDS" photoframe in an offwhite shade made by mixing Acrylic Colour White with little of Burnt Sienna
You may give two to three coats of colour for an even finish
You may also sponge dab the colour for a slight textured effect

STEP 9:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 9 | Hobbyideas

Draw and cut out different shaped facial features from the canvas sheet

STEP 10:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 10 | Hobbyideas

Take pipe cleaners or bumpy pipe cleaners in assorted colours to make the hands and the legs for the characters

STEP 11:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 11 | Hobbyideas

Twist the hands and the legs of the characters to make them in different dancing and standing postures

STEP 12:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 12 | Hobbyideas

Assemble the domes on the pipe cleaners to make funny and whacky characters
Stick the eyes on the domes using No Stitch Fabric Glue
Draw two black dots for the eye balls using Fevicryl Liquid Embroidery Cone Regular - Black

STEP 13:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 13 | Hobbyideas

Dab colourful dots using assorted Acrylic Colours with a ear bud
Let it dry

STEP 14:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 14 | Hobbyideas

Arrange and stick the characters on the lower side of the photoframe

STEP 15:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 15 | Hobbyideas

Insert a photograph of your gang of your friends and its ready to be displayed

STEP 16:-

FRIENDS Photoframe  - Step 16 | Hobbyideas

You may also let one small character sit up on top of the FRIENDS photoframe

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Burnt Sienna 01, White 27, Fine Art Brushes, Colour Palette, Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue, Fevicryl Liquid Embroidery Cone Regular – Black 708, MDF Wooden Decoupage