Makin’s Clay has these great Memory Frames which I knew would be a perfect gift to make for my daughter…and my new Grandson!
While this project is not complete…I want to show you how the process of creating a Memory Frame and how Velcro Brand Adhesive makes it easy to finish when the time is right!
Each kit comes with a package of Makin No Bake Polymer Clay so that you are able to capture a foot print, hand print or to create something for the frame. First I rolled out the clay…
I used footprint rubber stamps to create temporary footprints for the Memory Frame, as Jaxson is only a month old; I will take his foot impressions when he is about 3 months old and his feet are just a bit stronger, to be pressed for a good impression.
These are small so there is enough leftover clay to use for the real foot impressions, just be sure to keep the leftover clay in a zip lock bag to keep it from drying out.
Let these dry completely which can take about 48 hours depending upon thickness.
Once dry I used Velcro Brand Press and Close Fasteners on the back of the clay impressions.
and also on the fabric which I used as a backdrop in the frame. By using the Velcro Brand Adhesive it will be easy to change out the rubber stamped impressions for the real ones once they are made!
Here are two sides of the frame, if you follow my blog you may recognize that the lettering and background match the curtains and boarder I made for the nursery . The letters here were made from left over Donald Duck pictures I had.
Here is another way the frame can look, the picture side is not finished yet, since it in a shadow box, I want to find a small Donald Duck to put in there at the bottom to go with the theme of the nursery.
Here is another way the frame can go, of course the real footprints will take up a bit more room than these which will fill up this side of the shadow box better.
Here is another way the frame can go.
This photo shows how easy it is for the frame to turn. These make great gifts….check them out!