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Pretty Flowered Frames

Americana® Acrylics

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Pretty Flowered Frames

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Add floral interest to photo frames with Americana® Mixed Media Stencils.

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Learn more about Americana® Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Peaches 'n Cream (DAO23)
  • Peony Pink (DA215)
  • Sea Breeze (DA256)
  • Whispering Turquoise (DA305)

Americana® Stencils

  • Classic Lines (12" x 12") (ASMM06)
  • Oopsy Daisy (12" x 12") (ASMM02)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Americana® Matte Spray Finish (DAS13) — optional
  • Triple Thick Gloss Glaze (TG01)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • painter's tape or stencil adhesive
  • assorted buttons
  • stencil brush (or cosmetic sponge)
  • low temp-hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • ultra-fine point black marker
  • turquoise buttons, various sizes
  • scrapbook papers (three different patterns)
  • 12" x 15" wooden frame
  • 12" x 15" wooden frame with scalloped edge

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. FLORAL FRAME: Basecoat the entire frame with Peony Pink.
  2. Position and secure the Oopsy Daisy Stencil on the frame.
  3. Use a stencil brush or cosmetic sponge to apply Peaches ‘n Cream in the open stencil areas. (See helpful hint below.)
  4. Mask off around one of small flowers on the Oopsy Daisy Stencil. Position it on the frame. Use a stencil brush or sponge to apply Peony Pink inside the stencil image. Apply several randomly on surface.
  5. Lift and clean the stencil.
  6. Use an ultra fine-point black marker to outline the Peony Pink flowers.
  7. When paint is dry, mist with Americana Matte Spray Sealer, if desired.
  8. Position and adhere the buttons on several flowers.
  9. STRIPED FRAME WITH FLOWERS: Basecoat the entire frame Whispering Turquoise.
  10. Position and secure the Classic Lines Stencil on the frame.
  11. Use a stencil brush or cosmetic sponge to apply Sea Breeze in the open stencil areas. (See helpful hint below.)
  12. Lift and clean the stencil.
  13. When paint is dry, mist with Americana Matte Spray Sealer, if desired.
  14. To create flowers: Use decorative scissors to cut one each small, medium, and large circle from three different scrapbook papers. Place the paper circles on a hard surface; press down with your finger in the center. Use fingers to bend paper upward, forming cup with wavy edges. Repeat for each circle. Coat the printed side of circles with Triple Thick Gloss Glaze. Set aside to dry. (You may need to occasionally lift edges, as the paper may relax as it dries.)
  15. When dry, position and adhere the medium circle inside the large circle, the small circle inside the medium circle, and a button inside the small circle. Position and adhere the flower onto the frame.

HELPFUL HINTS

When using a stencil that is smaller than the surface of a project, you will need to re-position the stencil in order to cover the entire surface. Place the stencil so that the design blends with the previously applied images and turn the stencil at a variety of angles.