A Thrifted Wooden Quilt Hoop Frames A Stenciled Mandala
When I found a large wooden quilt hoop at Goodwill, I decided that it would make a great art frame.
Here is the 19" quilt frame I purchased at Goodwill in a lighter wood tone stain.
First, I wiped down the two hoops with a rag and hot soapy water. Then, I brushed Minwax Gel Stain in Walnut on the larger, outer hoop to darken it up. I left it to dry overnight.
I pulled out my large DecoArt Mandala 18" x 18" Stencil and taped it on a square of burlap fabric that I had purchased at Joann Fabrics a few years ago. I pounced the stencil design onto the burlap using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.
I centered the mandala over the bottom hoop and placed the larger, stained hoop over the fabric and bottom hoop. I pulled the fabric taut, and twisted the wingnut until the hoop was tight.
At first, I tried cutting the excess burlap off with a scissors, but I couldn't get close enough to the hoops for a nice edge, so a razor blade was used to get closer and cleaner.
Here is my finished mandala wall art piece! I hung the metal section of the quilt frame over a nail.
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Linda Moore on May 14, 2023
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