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Gallery Wall Frames in a Neutral Color Palette

Americana® Acrylics

Gallery Wall Frames in a Neutral Color Palette
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Gallery Wall Frames in a Neutral Color Palette

designed by Donna Bush

Five frames painted in a neutral palette that can be displayed as a gallery wall

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Learn more about Americana® Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Cobblestone (DA390)
  • Sand Grey (DA361)

Americana® Pearls™

  • Snow White (DAPO1)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • ruler
  • #10 flat brush
  • #2 liner brush
  • kitchen sponge
  • pencil
  • blue painters tape
  • 3/4" brush
  • 5 picture frames (Hobby Lobby)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use 3/4 flat to basecoat 8x10 frame,one 5x7 frame and one 4x6 frame Cobblestone. Basecoat remaining two frames with Sand Grey.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Finished example of frame #1.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Adhere different widths of tape on 8x10 frame to create geometric stripes as desired.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use small piece of kitchen sponge to dab Snow White Pearl in open spaces.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Remove tape.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Finished example of frame #2.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use ruler and pencil to measure and mark double stripes on each side of frame. Tape off stripes on Cobblestone 5x7 frame.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use #10 flat and Snow White Pearl to paint inside stripe areas.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Once double stripes are dry, use brush handle end to dot each corner with four dots.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Finished example of frame #3.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Use #10 flat brush and Sand Grey to paint checks around raised border of frame.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Finished example of frame #4.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Use painter's tape to mask off wide stripes on Sand Grey 5x7 frame. Use 3/4 brush and Cobblestone to paint stripes. Remove tape.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Finished example of frame #6.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Use ruler and pencil to find frame center. Mark off diamond shapes.
  16. Use #2 liner and Cobblestone to loosely paint over diamond lines.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Use brush handle end to dot between diamond shapes with Snow White Pearl.
    Step 16 Example
  18. Seal frames with varnish of your choice.