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Blue and Pink Nautical Frames

Americana® Acrylics

Blue and Pink Nautical Frames
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Blue and Pink Nautical Frames

designed by Barbara Greve

These textured and stenciled, seaworthy accents will add pops of color to any room.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Antique Mauve (DA162)
  • Blue Haze Light (DA279)
  • Buttermilk (DAO3)
  • Calypso Blue (DA234)

Mediums

  • Staining / Antiquing Medium™ (DS51)

Texture Products

  • Dimensional Effects (DS109C)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • fine-grit sandpaper
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • palette knife or craft stick (Americana Palette Knives and Texture Tools Set - DAS221)
  • 1" painter's tape
  • scrapbook paper (Grungepaper by Time Holz; one sheet)
  • wooden frame (5" x 7"; two)
  • chevron stencil
  • 1/8" wood stock
  • 1/8" diameter white rope
  • star stencil

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a 3/4" flat brush to mix (4) parts Antique Mauve with (1) part Snow White. Use mix to paint one frame. Save mix for future step. Rinse brush.
  2. Use same brush to mix (1) part Calypso Blue with (1) part Blue Haze Light. (Make enough to have (4 )parts of mix to add with (1) part Snow White and for additional steps.) Use final mix to paint the second frame. Rinse brush.
  3. Use a pencil or stylus to transfer the anchor and sailboat patterns onto the scrapbook paper.
  4. Using a palette knife, spread Dimensional Effects over a chevron stencil on the anchor and over a star stencil on the sailboat. Remove the stencil immediately. Wash off the stencil and palette knife.
  5. Use scissors to cut out the anchor and sailboat.
  6. Use a 3/4" flat brush to basecoat the sailboat with the Antique Mauve/Snow White mix from step one. Rinse brush.
  7. Use a 3/4" flat brush to basecoat the anchor with the final mix from step 2. Rinse brush.
  8. Use a 3/4" flat brush to mix (1) part mix from step 6 with (1) part Staining/Antiquing Medium. Use the stain over the entire sailboat. Take a damp paper towel to wipe back. Rinse brush.
  9. Use a 3/4" flat brush to mix (1) part mix from step 7 with (1) part Staining/Antiquing medium. Use the stain over the entire anchor. Take a damp paper towel to wipe back. Rinse brush.
  10. Use a 3/4" flat brush to double-load with Snow White and Buttermilk to paint the 1/8" wood stocks (or the backings of the frames). Let dry completely. Rinse brush.
  11. Use scissors to cut the rope to fit as a border around each of the two frames.
  12. Use a glue gun to attach the anchor and sailboat to the wood stocks (or backings of the frames) and to attach the rope to the front of each frame as a border.
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