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This picture frame is all made with cardboard and the mosaic is made with...eggshells!
I've always wished I could make mosaics but I never had the materials to do them so I thought that I could still do whatever I wanted recycling what I don't need anymore. 
Just like with all mosaics, you need a lot of patience, but the result is great and the feeling of satisfaction you get looking at it is worth the time and patience, believe me!
 
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Step 1:

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First of all you have to make the frame.

Take a piece of cardboard and draw a rectangle: you must consider how big the picture you will frame is. Mine is 13x18 cm (5.11 x 7.1 inches) so, adding 4 cm (1.57 inches) on every side for the frame, my rectangle is 21x26 cm (8.28 x 10.23 inches).

Cut the rectangle and make another identical one so you will have 2, one for the front frame and one for the back.

Take the first rectangle and draw a 13x18 one in the center counting 4 cm from each side. Depending how big your picture will be, your measures will be bigger/smaller. Once you have traced this last rectangle, cut it out and you will finally have your frame!

Step 2:

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Now let's make the frame stand.

Cut a rectangle 7x17 cm (2.75 x 6.69 inches) then cut the cardboard at about 3/4cm (1.18 inches) from one of the short sides to obtain a triangle, as you can see in the picture. 

Trace a line on the other side, at about 2cm (0.78 inches) from the border and bend it.

Step 3: Last 3 rectangles!

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Cut 3 rectangles:
  • one must be 4x26 cm (1.57 x 10.23 inches)
  • the other 2 ones 4x17 cm (1.57 x 6.69 inches)
Once you have these last 3 pieces you have all the pieces you need for the picture frame!

I put numbers on every piece in the picture so I will be able to explain the next steps better.
IsiagSeng1 month ago

Thank you for this Wonderful Idea. Its helps my Business Proposal :D So again, thank you :)

lindarose92 (author)  IsiagSeng1 month ago

Oh I'm so glad to hear that! Thank you! :)

creativity1235 months ago

This is very creative and unique! Also, I love the colors!!

lindarose92 (author)  creativity1235 months ago

Thank you so much!! I'm glad you like it! :)

Taram7 months ago

Beautiful! How you made the surface flat? Because the eggshells are convex, even is small pieces.
I imagine when you glue them on, they break. Did you use any finishing on the surface after glueing them up? Thank you. Tara

lindarose92 (author)  Taram7 months ago

Thank you Tara! :) To make the surface flat I simply pressed on the eggshell pieces with my finger...it can never be perfectly flat, but almost! Plus the texture that comes out almost looks like leather so it's really nice.

For the finishing, I used a transparent varnish...I had the one that is also used for decoupage so I used that one :)

Cindy021 year ago
COOL!!
i love this , is really easy to get hold of the things aswell great idea !xxx
lindarose92 (author)  Eviehatgirl1 year ago
Thank you so much!! :)
PitStoP1 year ago
Wow.. hard to believe this is egg shell you're using! It kinda has that snake shin look.. :))
lindarose92 (author)  PitStoP1 year ago
Yes, it really is! Somebody even told me that it looks like leather :D
Diane0561 year ago
This is so pretty. How to make the frame for it was a nice bonus and explained so well.
lindarose92 (author)  Diane0561 year ago
Oh thank you, this means so much to me! I am always afraid that I don't make myself clear.
shazni1 year ago
Egg shell mosaic is beautiful...but yes...it takes time! i'm still doing a tray of mine :-/...
your frame is very pretty...well done!
lindarose92 (author)  shazni1 year ago
Thank you! Now I can't wait to see your tray! Is it fully covered with mosaic?
Yes..it's supposed to be fully covered...but it's standing at 3/4 for a loooog time.
I made a basic black wooden tray...and I covered it with white shells...later I would use alcohol ink to stain it...same as my mosaic pendant tutorial :-) (it's shown on the side of your tutorial) hence I would not post a tutorial on it as it's the same...but as soon as I finish it I shall post a picture for you! (hopefully that would be soon and not next year!! haha)
lindarose92 (author)  shazni1 year ago
Wow, it sounds really great, I am so looking forward to see it! I am thinking about making a clock with the same technique I used for the picture frame but there are still a few things I have to clarify in my mind...I will see...all I know is that I desperately need to start a new project now! :D
BrittLiv1 year ago
Who did you make it for? This is such a nice gift! Very nice work!
lindarose92 (author)  BrittLiv1 year ago
I made this for my aunt who loves handmade things :) I'm glad you like it!
This is soooooo pretty! i can't wait to make 1!!! great work linda :)
lindarose92 (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago
Thank you!! After all the beautiful things you created, I have a feeling that yours will be even better than mine! :D I am curious to see it!! :)
sunshiine1 year ago
I love this! Thanks for sharing.
lindarose92 (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thank you, I am glad you like it!