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Honeycomb Frame With A Bee

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Honeycomb Frame With A Bee
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Honeycomb Frame With A Bee

designed by Alison Craig

Stencil a wooden frame with a honeycomb and add a bee for a sweet room accent.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Legacy (ADC21)
  • Romance (ADC06)
  • Yesteryear (ADC27)

Americana® Stencils

  • Busy Bee (12" x 12") (ASMM04)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • ruler
  • 1" flat brush
  • #2 round brush
  • fine-grit sandpaper
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • 1" painter's tape
  • black permanent marker
  • cosmetic sponge
  • craft sticks
  • small jar with lid
  • 12" x 12" wooden frame

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Dust off the frame and remove the cardboard and plastic or glass from the frame opening.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Mark the jar 1 centimeter (or 1/4") up from the bottom and then 2 centimeters (or 1/2") up from the bottom with a black permanent marker. Pour Legacy up to the first mark and then Romance up to the second mark. Stir the colors with a craft stick to mix.
  3. Paint the front of the frame with the Legacy/Romance mix and the 1" flat brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Lay the Busy Bee Stencil on the dry frame and tape into place. Using the cosmetic sponge and Yesteryear, apply the stencil to the frame.
  5. Remove the stencil and, when dry, paint Yesteryear around the opening of the frame, leaving a 1/8" border.
  6. Use the #2 round brush and Yesteryear to paint the inner frame area and the sides of the opening. (See photo for placement.)
    Step 5 Example
  7. Double-load the 1/2" flat brush with the Legacy/Romance mix and Yesteryear to paint the sides of the frame.
  8. Sand the frame very lightly on the top and a little harder on the edges. Insert a photo.

HELPFUL HINTS

Topcoat the frame with wax or varnish if desired.

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