Friday, May 30, 2014

Echo Park Design Team - Altered Picture Frame

Hi everyone!  Today I have a cute altered frame to show you today that I made with the new Echo Park - Echo Park Capture Life Collection and the coordinating Designer Dies.  


I've had this wooden frame in my stash for a while and finally figured out an easy way to cover it with pattern paper.  I used my Cameo to cut it!

Here’s how I did it.

First, I scanned the frame with my printer and then opened the .jpg file in Silhouette Studio.

Next, I opened the trace menu, clicked on trace area and drew a rectangle around the frame image.

Making sure the High Pass Filter box was NOT selected, I clicked trace.

Next, I dragged the two layers apart and deleted the original scanned image.

Finally, I selected everything on my screen, right clicked and pulled down to select “release compound path”.   This allowed me to delete the outer rectangle.  Once that was done, I selected everything again and right clicked and selected “make compound path”.   

Once I had the paper cut out, I applied it to the frame with Modge Podge.   

Once I had the paper applied to frame, I die cut several shapes out of the 6" x 6" paper, inked up the edges and then applied to my frame. 


The project turned out so cute and looks great in my daughters' room.  I just love this picture of them. 
Echo Park is releasing these new dies with all of the upcoming paper collections!  Head over to the blog to see more projects that feature these fun new dies.   You can find the paper and dies in the Paper Issues Shop.  Use the code CORRI to save 20%. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great weekend! 


  1. Wow, very smart! I don't know much about my Silhouette yet, but sounds like you sure do. You made this fit perfectly onto your frame, and all your embellishments made it complete. Adorable!