Lentil Frame

What you need:
• Cardboard ( unused shoe boxes)
• Paint
• Brush
• Glue
• Lentils
• Tape
• Your favorite picture

What you do:
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Make three-layer frames from boxes and wood glue.
• Cover the raw edges with paper scraps for a nice, clean edge.
• Paint frames with paint in the closest color to your lentils. (Make sure none of that cardboard showed through)
• Wrap the craft wire around the frames to make a simple hanging loop for the back.
• Prop up the frames on some cans.
• Apply all purpose glue. (The more the better).
• Gently pour on lentils in a thick layer.
• Press carefully in place.
• Let dry for several hours. (Do not shake off the extra until the glue has dried several hours).
• Tape pictures and mats in place.

Tips: If you want to change the color of your frame just spray paint it. But if craft paint is all you got, thin it down to make it flow like a glaze. ( 3 parts paint, 1 part water, 1 part white glue work great.)
Don’t touch your frame for several hours while the lentils are drying. Don’t shake off the extra. Don’t move it. If you move or shake off the extra too soon, you’ll get a really thin, spotty layer.

 
 
 

 

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