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Love Frame

By: Scrapbook Flair
January 19, 2017

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Love Frame
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Hi, Pam here on the DecoArt Media Blog today and love is in the air! What better way to celebrate "love" but with a piece of chipboard and some DecoArt Media Paints and Stencils. 

Items needed:

  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • Americana DuraClear Varnishes 2oz - DuraClear Satin Varnish
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cadmium Red Hue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • Weathered Wood 8oz - Weathered Wood
  • Americana Stencils 6x8 - Doily
  • 5" x 10 1/8" Chipboard
  • 5 3/4" x 11 1/4" Chipboard
  • Stampendous Toxic Stamp Set
  • Metal Dragon Fly
  • Tracing Paper
  • Polka Dot Pattern Paper
  • Black Card Stock
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive
  • Transfer Paper
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Palette Knife


Begin by painting a piece of chipboard with Gesso; dry.

Instruction #1 - IMG 3510
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Apply paint randomly to top of prepared chipboard; dry. Paint thick coat of Weathered Wood and allow to dry completely.

Instruction #2 - IMG 3513
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Paint Crackle Paste to prepared chipboard; dry.

Instruction #3 - IMG 3515
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Mix Cadmium Red and Titanium White together to make pink. Wash paint over prepared chipboard.

Instruction #4 - IMG 3517
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Trace around prepared chipboard to tracing paper with pencil; write "love" and heart on tracing paper. Place transfer paper and written tracing paper on top of prepared chipboard. Trace "love" and heart with stylus.

Instruction #5 - IMG 3518
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Paint  "love" with Carbon Black paint and heart with Cadmium Red Paint; dry.

Instruction #6 - IMG 3521
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Lay Doily Stencil on prepared chipboard; apply Crackle Paint using palette knife. Dry. Repeat to the entire chipboard piece. 

Instruction #7 - IMG 3522
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Stamp background stamp with Carbon Black and Cadmium Red; dry.

Instruction #8 - IMG 3524
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Mix Crackle Paste with Yellow Oxide. Lay Pixelated Stencil to top of prepared chipboard; apply paste mix to top with palette knife. Dry.

Instruction #9 - IMG 3525
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Cut a second chipboard larger than the painted piece; cover with pattern paper to create base. Dry brush edges with Cadmium Red using stencil brush.

Instruction #10 - IMG 3526
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Adhere black cardstock to the front of the base.

Instruction #11 - IMG 3529
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Adhere prepared chipboard to the top of the base. Seal with satin varnish; dry.

Instruction #12 - IMG 353047
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Adhere dragonfly to top of Love Frame.

Instruction #13 - IMG 3531
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Be sure to visit Scrapbook Flair  for more projects and to learn more about Pam.


Great texture. I love it.


January 23, 2017

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