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Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers

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EcoHeidi Borchers knows how to stir up creative excitement!  EcoArtist Heidi uses Aleene’s Tacky Glue to create the look of embossing on this clever cereal box frame.  You’ll want to save your cereal boxes to make your own!  Featured on EcoHeidi TV.

Watch EcoHeidi’s super cool Look of Embossing with Glue Frame YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue in the gold bottle
Cereal box cardboard – 6” x 8” for each frame
Stylus – for scoring cardboard
Pencil
White spray paint (I use Rustoleum Flat White)
Tape
Chalks – either decorator chalks or the pastel chalks (sticks)
Brush – hard bristle (like a stencil brush)
Aleene’s Matte Spray Sealer
Clothespins

EmGlueCerealBoxFrame14 300x265 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers To shape the cardboard into a frame, use a ruler and a stylus. Place the ruler ½” from the edge. Score the cardboard, by carefully running the stylus along the edge, keeping the ruler straight. Repeat on each side.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame22 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers  Cut at each edge to make a flap.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame31 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers Place glue onto the flap.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame41 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers Line up flap edges.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame51 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers Use a clothespin at each corner to help hold the frame together until glue dries.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame61 300x236 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers Draw your pattern or design onto cardboard and cut out. Place pattern onto the frame and trace lightly with pencil
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame71 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers For a finer line of glue, make a nozzle from tape. Place a 2-½” piece of tape onto the existing plastic nozzle.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame81 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers Outline the pencil pattern on the frame with the glue. Hold the tip of the tape nozzle about ½” from the frame and let the glue flow onto the pattern.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame9 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers Add additional dots onto the pattern.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame10 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers Let the glue dry completely until clear.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame11 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers Paint the entire frame with the white paint.Let dry completely.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame12 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers You can use either pastel chalks (sticks) or decorative chalks and the hard bristle brush.Rub your brush over the chalk to pick up the chalk ‘dust’. Then place brush onto your prepared frame. ‘Scrub’ the chalk dust into each area. Then lightly blow off the excess dust.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame13 Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers Color in each area. Clean or rub your brush on a paper towel in between each color.
EmGlueCerealBoxFrame14Hero Look of Embossing with Glue Frame by EcoHeidi Borchers Fill in the background and sides.If desired, spray entire surface with spray sealer.

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