Star Wars Graphic Tape Frame & 3D Fan Art

Star Wars Graphic Tape Frame & 3D Fan Art

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Star Wars: Episode VII is one of the most anticipated movies of the decade. We can hardly contain our excitement for The Force Awakens, so we decide to make an out-of-this-world 3D display. The added depth of an OranguFrame makes it a unique and creative way to display action figures like these super cool Star Wars Funko Pop! vinyl toys. Shhh…we used Star Wars Duck Tape to cover over a stamped frame that we decorated for Halloween. See how easy it is to recycle an OranguFrame to suit your mood and masterpiece!... Taped Frame Supplies: OranguFrame Star Wars Duck Tape Scissors Taped Frame Instructions: 1. Assemble your OranguFrame OR tape over an old one to give it a new look (like we did here). 2. Start with the front of the…
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Create A Rudolph Shadow Box

Create A Rudolph Shadow Box

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We’re kicking off the Hoiday season with a playful 3-D shadow box starring one of our favorite holiday characters - Rudolph! This is a fun and festive project you can do with friends or family, or make a personalized gift. Either way our little red-nosed friend is sure to brighten up the holidays year after year. Most likely you have many of the supplies around the house already, such as wrapping paper, cotton balls, and old Christmas ornaments and decorations. If you're missing something from our list of supplies just improvise! Decoupaged Frame Supplies: Assembled OranguFrame Wrapping paper Sharpie or permanent marker Scissors Mod Podge Glue Brush (any old paint brush will do) Decoupaged Frame Instructions: 1. Download the long panel and short panel patterns. Print each pattern at 100% on legal size paper (8.5" x 14"). Then, cut out…
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Tissue Paper Gold Leaf OranguFrame

Tissue Paper Gold Leaf OranguFrame

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The art of gilding has been around for thousands of years and dates back to the Egyptians who used gold leaf to adorn wood and metal, such as tombs, sacrophogi and other objects. There are even Egyptian paintings that show goldsmiths making the leaf. They hammered gold into thin sheets by hand to the thickness of tin foil! During the Middle Ages, gold leaf was used to decorate illuminated manuscripts and paintings reaching its height around 1300, in Italy, the Byzantine Empire and other European countries. Gold leaf rose to popularity again in the art of the 1800s. One of the most famous modern painters of this period to use the technique was Gustav Klimt. During his “golden phase” he created “The Kiss” which is one of the most recognizable…
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From All Of Us, Love Letters Frame With Valentines

From All Of Us, Love Letters Frame With Valentines

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Make Nana smile with this fun and filled with love Valentine’s Day gift. This is a meaningful gift to show Nana how much she means to the whole family. Have the kids pen their love to Nana by making cute Valentine’s Day cards while Mom, Dad or the big kids decoupage the frame. This OranguFrame is decoupaged with scrapbook paper in a handwritten letter design. Do you have some old love letters lying around? If so, you can make copies of them or use the originals to add a personal touch to your frame. Nana won’t have any trouble showing off her super thoughtful gift since OranguFrames are so lightweight and easy to hang. You can also use this project to display Valentine’s Day cards that your child gets from…
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Vintage Roses Frame & Photo Heart Collage

Vintage Roses Frame & Photo Heart Collage

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Give the special person in your life some OranguFrame love this Valentine’s Day. It’s an inexpensive, fun to make gift that says, “Made with love just for you”. This Vintage Roses Frame and Photo Heart Collage is a special gift for a much-loved mom from her daughter, celebrating her grand parents. These photos were taken in the 1950s and match the rose paper design, giving this OranguFrame a vintage romantic feel. It’s a timeless gift that perfectly captures the importance of family. The 8"x10" heart collage was created on Shutterfly and costs only $4.99. Have some old photos lying around? Any 8"x10" photo will fit in the OranguFrame. Then, customize the frame to fit your theme. Scrapbook papers come in so many designs these days. Though, it's very likely you already have what you need at home: old…
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Create A Kente Cloth Patterned Frame With Markers

Create A Kente Cloth Patterned Frame With Markers

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February is Black History Month and we have been celebrating all month long! OranguFriend, Sonia Kang of Mixed Up Clothing, and her MultiCulti Corner tribe took an educational field trip to The Museum of African American Art in Los Angeles. After the kids looked at art by African American artists, such as Palmer C. Hayden and Synthia Saint James, they created their own self-portraits using multi-colored skin tone crayons and craft papers. It’s great that children of color now have access to “diverse products that reflect their reality.” You can see the pride in the kids’ faces once their creations were displayed in OranguFrames! Read more about Sonia and her MultiCulti Corner kids’ day at the museum on her blog and check out the feature on HuffPost.   Kente Cloth Frame Project To…
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All Together Now, Family Handprint Keepsake

All Together Now, Family Handprint Keepsake

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A few weeks ago David’s family was in town and they had a Vonder Family Arty Party! They chose to make this collaborative handprint project because it’s lots of fun and makes the perfect party favor for the Vonder Kids to remember their time together. Just make sure to protect your space and clothes – cover your tables or work outside, wear art smocks and old clothes... Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Supplies: OranguFrame Non-toxic acrylic paints Paint brushes 8 x 10 Canvas Panels (We purchased ours from Blick) Drop Cloth, Newspaper or Plastic Sheet Instructions: PART ONE - THE FRAME 1. Cover your worktable with drop cloth or other protection. Things are going to get messy! 2. Lay an unassembled OranguFrame out on the work area with the front side…
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3D Easter Table Decoration Diorama

3D Easter Table Decoration Diorama

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Most of our projects have used the OranguFrame as just that… a frame!  But, we love to think outside the box, or frame in this instance, so we decided to make an Easter diorama that serves as both toy and table decoration.  The added depth in an OranguFrame makes it perfect for creating 3D landscapes like this super simple Easter bunny playpen. Kids will have a blast playing with their new furry friends.  And, they better find all the candy eggs before the bunnies do!  Happy Easter!! Supplies: OranguFrame Scrapbook Paper (3 12"x12" sheets will cover the frame) Pen or pencil Scissors Mod Podge Glue Brush Green construction paper Paper grass (the following Easter craft supplies are from Michael’s) Foam stickers Bunny figurines Assorted Candy: Jelly Beans, Chocolate Easter Eggs Instructions: PART ONE –…
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Free Coloring Book of Patents & Decoupaged Frame

Free Coloring Book of Patents & Decoupaged Frame

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Coloring books for adults are all the rage these days. Now, just like kids, adults have reason to reap the health benefits of coloring. Jumping on the bandwagon, The National Archives of the United States has released a Coloring Book of Patents. It’s available as a downloadable PDF and is full of wacky and strange inventions. The patents range from eye protectors for chickens to a sixties space capsule. Both kids and adults can enjoy coloring these weird patents! Supplies: OranguFrame Scrapbook Paper (3 12"x12" sheets will cover the frame) Pen or pencil Scissors Mod Podge Glue Brush The National Archives Coloring Book of Patents Coloring supplies – crayons, colored pencils, markers (We used Copic Markers) X-Acto knife or scissors Instructions: PART ONE – THE FRAME 1. Assemble the OranguFrame. 2. Download the long panel and short panel pattern templates.…
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Show Your Spirit OranguFrame

Show Your Spirit OranguFrame

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March Madness is fast approaching and the season of school spirit is upon us. Whether you are a house divided or all rep the same colors, this OranguFrame is sure to scream, “WE’VE GOT SPIRIT”! Since OranguFrame is so lightweight you can hang it with a thumbtack or even tape. It is perfect for decorating school lockers and adorning sports fans’ homes - especially if your team has the winning spirit this season. Win or lose you will definitely score big with this DIY OranguFrame. GO WILDCATS!! Supplies: OranguFrame Acrylic Paint Sharpie Assorted Stickers Construction Paper Scissors Glue Glitter Stamps & Ink   Instructions: PART ONE – THE FRAME 1. Start with an unassembled OranguFrame 2. Outline patterns with a black Sharpie. We drew zigzag prints and polka dots in different sizes. 3.…
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My Camping Trip Sticker Art With Fabric Frame

My Camping Trip Sticker Art With Fabric Frame

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It’s almost that time of the year…Spring Break! Grab the family and hop in the car – we’re going on a camping trip. Road trips, outdoor fun, bonfires and s’mores all make camping one of our favorite vacation destinations. But, time flies when you’re having fun.  Before you know it, you’re back in school and daydreaming of your outdoor adventures. Create this keepsake DIY OranguFrame to capture your vacation highlights and revisit the good times throughout the year!   PART ONE - THE FRAME Supplies: Assembled OranguFrame Fabric (We got this one at Hobby Lobby) Sharpie or permanent marker Scissors Mod Podge Glue Brush Instructions: *Refer to this Halloween Decoupage Fabric Project for more detailed instructions on how we used fabric to decoupage an Oranguframe. 1. Download the long panel and short panel patterns.  Print each pattern at 100% on legal…
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Zentangle Graphic OranguFrame

Zentangle Graphic OranguFrame

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The Zentangle Method of drawing has recently gained a lot of popularity. It is “an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.” There are many benefits attributed to the Zentangle Method, including: relaxation, inspiration, improved focus, and its ability to nurture and develop creativity. Plus, it is a great way to give your OranguFrame super cool graphic appeal. For this project all you will need is an unassembled OranguFrame and an assortment of black permanent pens and markers of varying thicknesses. It’s a good idea to test your pens for smearing before you get started. We used: Sharpie - Ultra Fine Point Sharpie - Fine Point Marvy Le Pen Technical Drawing Pen Pigma Brush - Black If you need some help getting started, do…
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Watercolor Flowers In Repurposed OranguFrame

Watercolor Flowers In Repurposed OranguFrame

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It's important to celebrate Earth Day everyday! Together we can build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. Here are some simple ways you can go green today. On a day-to-day basis we can use our creativity to find new ways to recycle, reuse, reduce, replenish and restore our way to a happy, healthy planet. Below we illustrate how easy it is to reuse an OranguFrame for this lovely Watercolor Bouquet Project from Deep Space Sparkle.  
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Decorate An OranguFrame With Graphic Tape

Decorate An OranguFrame With Graphic Tape

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Create a spooky OranguFrame with tape to decorate your room this Halloween season! It’s easy, inexpensive, and there’s no mess. One cool thing about OranguFrames is that they can be recycled and customized to decorate year round. For Halloween we covered an old OranguFrame with some monster duct tape to give it a new creepy but cute look appropriate for this handprint monster masterpiece. All that is needed for this project is an assembled OranguFrame, decorative tape, and scissors. Craft Duck Tape comes in so many fun designs, choose what suits the occasion or your mood! Here are some other takes on tape!...
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Baby Hand & Footprint Keepsake

Baby Hand & Footprint Keepsake

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We believe in nurturing creativity, so why not start doing it from the very beginning? Even the littlest people can get creative with an OranguFrame – they just need a little help from you! This foot and handprint project is a blast to do and makes a great keepsake. Here is our step-by-step on how we worked with our little ones to create it. NOTE: This is a messy project so dress accordingly. Supplies: OranguFrame Non-toxic acrylic paints Paint brushes 8 x 10 Canvas Panels (We purchased ours from Blick) Drop Cloth, Newspaper or Plastic Sheet   Instructions: PART ONE - THE FRAME 1. Cover your work area (floor or table) with a drop cloth or other protection. Open up and lay an unassembled OranguFrame out on the work area with the front side facing up. 2. Using…
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Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

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We’re gearing up toward that time of year! The holidays are around the corner and our little elves have been making art and decorating OranguFrames to spread some holiday cheer. One talented little elf drew a fabulous Olaf, so we set off on a task to make just the right frame to showcase this Frozen masterpiece. Supplies: OranguFrame Valspar® Premium Enamel Spray Paint Snowflake stickers (Ours came from Hobby Lobby) Instructions: 1. Assemble the OranguFrame 2. Lightly spray paint the OranguFrame. We used Valspar Spray Paint in Ruby Gloss. Let the paint dry completely. Then, wipe the frame to get off any excess paint dust. 3. To get in the winter spirit, we added snowflake stickers. It’s neat to stick them on the edges of the frame too! If your stickers need help…
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Painted Faux Wood OranguFrame

Painted Faux Wood OranguFrame

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Because the OranguFrame comes unassembled, the creative possibilities are practically endless. You can paint and draw on it before it's assembled, making designs like this faux wood easier to do. Here we have outlined the steps to create your own faux wood OranguFrame. Supplies: OranguFrame Brush pen in black Marker brush in black Acrylic paint in black, ecru, and various light, medium, & dark brown colors (we used Soft Body Liquitex) Paint brushes: fine tip, coarse flat brush, and oversized brush   Instructions: 1. Search images online for “peeling bark” to use as a guide. 2. Start with an unassembled OranguFrame and use pencil to sketch the outlines of the bark. 3. Use a dark color (we used black) and go over the pencil lines using either a fine tip brush with acrylic paint…
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3 of a Kind Gifts Made With Spray Paint & Stickers

3 of a Kind Gifts Made With Spray Paint & Stickers

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Oh, to be a kid again! Summer vacations spent on sandy beaches, laughing and playing with family. This project was inspired by a wonderful picture my Dad took of my three big sisters when they were kids. These nautical themed OranguFrames are easy to replicate and take about an hour to make. Supplies: OranguFrame Spray paint (we used Montana Gold Acrylic Professional Spray Paints in Turquoise, Green Apple, Malaquita, and Reef) Respirator Heavy paper to make stencils (we used an old manila folders) Scissors Paper towels Nautical stickers ("Sticko" and "Stick-a-bilities" from Hobby Lobby) Fine tip brush Flat brush Acrylic paint (blue) Mod Podge 8 x 10 photograph Spray mount 8 x 10 canvas (we used the included OranguFrame canvas) Tape, glue dots or craft glue SAFETY TIP: Always use a respirator when…
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How To Decoupage Your OranguFrame with Fabric

How To Decoupage Your OranguFrame with Fabric

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Did you know you can decoupage your OranguFrame with fabric? You can, and we even made a simple pattern for you to download to help make this project easy and fun. Whether it’s an old printed shirt that you like, something thrifted, or a piece of cloth from the art store, cool fabric is easy to come by. Christina chose a heavenly fabric pattern to showcase the sugar skull masterpiece she made for Day of the Dead. Supplies: Assembled OranguFrame Fabric Sharpie or permanent marker Scissors Mod Podge Glue Brush (any old paint brush will do) Instructions:  1. Download the long panel and short panel patterns.  Print each pattern at 100% on legal size paper (8.5" x 14"). Then, cut out the patterns. 2. Fold the fabric in half with the backside facing…
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