Thursday, June 24, 2010

Glittered Owl Frame by Amy Anderson

Hi! It's Amy from Mod Podge Rocks, here with my second installment of glitter projects. This time we're working with one of my favorite subjects - the owl. Owls have been popular for a few years, and it seems everyone still loves them. I definitely do. When I checked through my stash and found this paper and this owl wood piece, I had to add glitter. Here's what I did.

Gather These Supplies:

Unfinished wood frame - got mine for $1 at Michaels
Wood embellishment - I used an owl
Scrapbook paper - 1 sheet, I used Adorn It Owls All Around
FolkArt Acrylic Paint - in coordinating colors; I used Coastal Blue and Burnt Umber

Mod Podge Matte
Flat paint brush
Ultrafine Opaque Art Glitter - #234 Turquoise, #132 Saddlebag, #56 Pumpkin, #58 Brown
Designer Dries Clear Glue with Metal Tip
Pencil or Pen

Trace your frame onto the back of your piece of scrapbook paper. Cut out the shape to cover your frame and set aside.
You'll first need to remove the back and paint the frame. If your frame has any rough edges, you can take care of them with sandpaper. Mine was okay, so I just began painting. The nice part about Mod Podging a frame is that you only need to paint the sides that will show and the back. Give several coats and allow to dry.

At the same time, you'll want to paint your owl. I did this just in case some of the parts showed through the glitter on the edges. You can see that I sketched out his stomach area so that I could avoid it when sprinkling the brown glitter. Let him dry and we'll come back and glitter him in a minute.

Now that your frame is dry, you need to paint Mod Podge onto the front of it so that you can adhere the paper. Put a medium coat down.

Using your hands (or a brayer like I did), smooth the paper down thoroughly. Continue to smooth until you have removed all of the air bubbles from your project. Allow to dry for 15 - 20 minutes.

Now that the paper has dried, coat the entire frame with Mod Podge. Do the back and front. Allow to dry and then repeat.

I've made a significant update to my life since my last project - I bought a glitter tray! You won't believe how my life has changed since I invested in this tray. If you aren't a slob like me, you might not need one, but it works so well for me.

To glitter my wood piece, I started with the largest area (brown). I spread Mod Podge over the paint area . . . ..

And then sprinkled my brown glitter. I tapped tapped tapped the wood piece to get the excess glitter off, then allowed it to dry. I proceeded to finish up with the turquoise and pumpkin glitters. You may want to move to a small brush to apply the Mod Podge on smaller areas - it's up to you.

To add some glitter details to my very glittery owl, I used my dries clear glue with the tip. I outlined the eyes and added dots to his tummy - I tapped the piece off again and allowed to dry. I finished the project by adding the owl to the frame with the dries clear glue.

Isn't it awesome? I love how glittery my owl is - he really sparkles, especially when the light hits him just right! A subtle touch for a home decor frame, and a very easy project. Consider something like this to dress up a frame or also as a gift idea.


  1. I love it! I am JUST now accepting these little owls and all the birds-I'm giving in, and this paper is why I ever even kinda liked them. It is the cutest paper. I like your frame and your glittery owl. very cool.

  2. How freakin' adorable is this!!!??? OMG - I love it! I can' wait to scroll through your blog :)
    When I first started crafting - I did a lot of Mod Podge projects. Now I'm more into cardmaking, but still have my trusty plastic tubs right next to my craft desk :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. This is awesome and the paper is way cool!! I love the owl, so cute, and your color choices are awesome too.


  5. so very cute- love it-bravo- clap clap-awesome- u go girl. yeah i really like it :)


  6. love how you completely glittered the owl - it must look stunning in person!