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Be Merry Frame

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Creating this painted, holiday photo frame is child's play with a few paints.

by DecoArt.com


DecoArt Products Required
Americana Acrylics

  • DAO10 - Cadmium Yellow (transparent)
  • DA129 - True Red
  • DA230 - Festive Green

Dazzling Metallics

  • DAO70 - Shimmering Silver

Americana Spray Sealers

  • DAS12 - Americana Gloss Spray


  • Unfinished wood pieces: 2" star; 1.25" circle
  • 1/4" and 3/4" flat brushes
  • Short liner brush
  • 24-gauge silver craft wire
  • Wire cutter/curling tool
  • Lo-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • 2.5" x 2.5" Tyler's wood frame, Provo Craft #13-3123


Preparation: Remove any stickers, inserts, or tags from surfaces before beginning.

  1. Use Festive Green to paint frame; let dry.
  2. Use Cadmium Yellow to paint star and let dry.
  3. Use True Red to paint circle; use end of paintbrush dipped into True Red to paint dots on Cadmium Yellow star. Let dry.
  4. Use 1/4" flat brush and Cadmium Yellow to paint stripe across True Red circle; let dry.
  5. Use liner brush and Festive Green to paint line above and below Cadmium Yellow stripe.
  6. Use end of paintbrush dipped into True Red to dot on Cadmium Yellow stripe; repeat with Festive Green, alternating colors. Let dry.
  7. Glue one end of 4 1/2" wire to back of ornament shape; glue end of 6" wire to back of star. Use curling tool to curl ends of wire into spiral.
  8. Refer to photo for placement and glue ornament shapes to frame.
  9. Use liner brush and Shimmering Silver to paint words "be merry" and wavy lines on frame; let dry.
  10. Spray frame with Americana Gloss Spray Sealer and let dry.

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