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Peppermint Framed

Americana® Acrylics

Peppermint Framed
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Peppermint Framed

designed by Donna Bush

Build this striped holiday décor with wooden frames and Americana® Acrylics.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Santa Red (DA170)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • 1" painter's tape
  • #1 liner brush
  • fabric (cut into three squares)
  • wooden frames (3; Michaels)
  • masking tape
  • screwdriver
  • 1/2" stencil brush
  • hinges (small; 2 )


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Remove the cardboard inserts from the frames and save for later.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a large flat brush to paint the frames with Snow White.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Line up the painted frames evenly side-by-side.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Position and adhere painter's tape for horizontal stripes.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint the open areas Santa Red.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Remove the tape.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Position the cardboard inserts, white side down, on fabric squares.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Fold the fabric edges over the cardboard and secure with masking tape.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Trace and transfer "J" and "Y" onto two fabric-covered squares.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Paint the "J" and "Y" Lamp Black. Use the handle end of a brush and Snow White to dot the letters.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Paint the third fabric square Lamp Black.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Trace and transfer the outline for the snowflake on the Lamp Black square.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Use a liner brush and Snow White to paint lines and the handle end of a brush to make dots.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Attach the hinges to the frame sides with a screwdriver.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Embellish with the triptych with ribbon and greenery, if desired.
    Step 14 Example
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