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French script and brocade stenciled frame

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

French script and brocade stenciled frame
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French script and brocade stenciled frame

designed by Alison Craig

Layer decor stencils on this grey frame with chalky finish paint to add french flair to your home.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Escape (ADC20)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Legacy (ADC21)
  • Romance (ADC06)
  • Yesteryear (ADC27)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Brocade Motif (12" x 12") (ADS01)
  • Distressed Harlequin (12" x 12") (ADS03)
  • Old French Script (12" x 12") (ADS10)

Other supplies

  • palette or plastic plate
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • 1" painter's tape
  • cosmetic sponge
  • wooden 8"x10" picture frame


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Paint entire frame surface using Yesteryear and the 1" flat brush.
  2. Stencil Old French Script on the frame front using a cosmetic sponge and a mixture of 2 parts Everlasting and 1 part Yesteryear. Use painter's tape to hold the stencil in place.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Mix 1 part Legacy and 1 part Romance to make purple. Stencil with parts of the Brocade stencil in two or three places on the frame using a cosmetic sponge and painter's tape to hold the stencil in place.
  4. Take some of the purple paint you made and mix in the same amount Everlasting to make a lavender. Stencil with it using the Brocade stencil again as before.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use the Distressed Harlequin stencil to make a triangle edge around frame opening. Tape down using painter's tape. Stencil with a cosmetic sponge and Escape.
  6. Paint edges of the frame with Escape and the 1/2" flat brush.


To create the image, I printed a black and white photo using the magenta setting on my copier.