Monday, August 30, 2010

Create Your Own Rolled Paper Frame

Here is a quick demo on how to create a double rolled paper frame.

Select your paper. You will need at least 2 sheets and they must be double sided. You will also need a cutting mat and craft knife.

Take your photo and trace it on one sheet of double sided paper.

Next use your ruler and knife to cut along the traced lines. You also need to make a small cut in each corner so the paper does not rip when you begin to roll it.

Use a paper wipe or a damp cloth to soften the edges of your paper so they are easier to roll. DO NOT soak them. Simply roll the paper back until you are happy with how it looks.

Now trace your photo again on a second piece of double sided paper and this time when you cut it cut about 1/4 inch INSIDE the traced line. This will make this frame smaller and will fit inside the first one you cut.

You will need to then mat your photo and you will have 2 rolled frames.

Place the larger frame on top of the smaller one and then you can play with the rolling until edges meet up and you are happy with the look.

The last thing I did was roll in the edge of the outside frame to give it a finshed look.

Here is another example. I hope you enjoyed the demo and will give it a try!

Happy Scrappin!


  1. What a neat idea! I never thought of doing something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This looks fun! I've never tried anything like this before, thanks for the idea!

  3. Such an amazing tutorial Sara! I love how it draws your eye right in to the photo. Really cool!

  4. Love this! I'm new here but I'd love a tutorial on the "negative stip" looking images.