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Colorful Craft Stick Photo Display

Americana® Acrylics

Colorful Craft Stick Photo Display
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Colorful Craft Stick Photo Display

designed by Sonja Stevens

Add a touch of color to a photo wall with these photo holders made with Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Baby Pink (DAO31)
  • Bahama Blue (DA255)
  • Bright Orange (DA228)
  • Cadmium Yellow (DAO10)
  • Carousel Pink (DA274)
  • Citron Green (DA235)
  • Coral Blush (DA292)
  • Desert Turquoise (DAO44)
  • Festive Green (DA230)
  • Lavender (DAO34)
  • Primary Red (DA199)
  • Purple Pizzazz (DA302)
  • Saffron Yellow (DA273)
  • Sour Apple (DA275)
  • True Blue (DAO36)

Other supplies

  • parchment paper
  • clothespins (wooden; 1 per photo frame)
  • craft or wood glue (clear drying)
  • 3/4" paintbrush
  • jumbo wood craft sticks (10 craft sticks per photo frame)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Protect the work surface from paint using a sheet of parchment paper. Paint all sides of the wooden craft sticks and clothespins. Apply a second coat if needed for more coverage. Allow paint to dry fully before applying a second coat and before assembling the pieces with glue.

  1. Work on one color combination at a time. Gather the following colors to create the red, pink, and orange photo display: Coral Blush, Bright Orange, Baby Pink, Carousel Pink, and Primary Red.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint two craft sticks in Coral Blush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint two craft sticks in Bright Orange.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint two craft sticks in Baby Pink.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint two craft sticks in Carousel Pink.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint two craft sticks in Primary Red.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Paint one clothespin in Primary Red. Let all dry.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Once dry, position the eight painted craft sticks in a horizontal pattern on a flat surface with the right side facing down. Leave two painted craft sticks on the side. (See photo.)
    Step 7 Example
  9. Add glue to the back side of one of the extra painted craft sticks.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Place the glued craft stick over top of the other sticks and press in place to secure.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Repeat with the other remaining painted craft stick.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Put aside until the glue dries completely.
  13. Turn the glued sticks face up and add glue to the mid section of the clothespin.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Press the clothespin to the top center of the glued, painted sticks and press in place to secure.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Repeat these steps for the other color combinations.
  16. Gather the following colors to create the blue and purple photo display: Desert Turquoise, True Blue, Bahama Blue, Lavender, and Purple Pizzazz
    Step 15 Example
  17. Gather the following colors to create the yellow and green photo display: Cadmium Yellow, Sour Apple, Citron Green, Festive Green, and Saffron Yellow
    Step 16 Example
  18. Allow the glue to dry completely before adding photos.
    Step 17 Example