DecoArt Decoupaged Banner Frame

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Decoupaged Banner Frame

Make any photo the center of attention!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint nor the decoupage.
  • 2
    Download and print project template. Copy the pattern for the frame and banners onto tracing paper and position it onto the front of the canvas board, centered with top edge 5/8 inch from the top edge. Using a stylus or ballpoint pen, trace over the pattern lines on the tracing paper with graphite transfer paper between the tracing paper and canvas board.
  • 3
    Print out either a Black and White or Daguerreotype photo onto White paper. (If you are using inkjet printer or some other printer that may smear, spray both sides of the printed photo with the finish. Spray three coats over front and back, allowing to dry between coats. If you know the ink won’t run when it gets wet, don’t bother with the Matte Spray Finish.)
  • 4
    Following manufacturer’s directions, use 3/4 inch wash brush and decoupage to attach the photo to front of the canvas. (See photo for placement.)
  • 5
    Using a #2 flat shader brush, paint the strip framing the decoupaged photo with 1:1 mix of Canyon Orange plus Snow (Titanium) White.
  • 6
    Using a #4 flat shader brush, basecoat the banner farthest to left Snow (Titanium) White; next banner, Buttermilk; next, Tuscan Red; next, Snow (Titanium) White; and next, Buttermilk.
  • 7
    Using a #2 flat shader brush, paint zigzag lines on the left-most banner with Baby Pink; next, Buttermilk banner with slanted lines of Calypso Blue; next Tuscan Red banner’s dots, with Snow (Titanium) White (dotting in with end of toothpick); next, vertical lines of Foliage Green; and horizontal lines of Sable Brown. (Tip: when painting in decorative lines and dots on banners, you can transfer pattern lines or you can paint them in freehand.)
  • 8
    Using a 3/4 inch wash brush, paint the canvas board around the frame Yellow Ochre, extending the paint around the edges.
  • 9
    Using a 3/8 inch angle shader brush and Raw Sienna, shade around the banners; around and under the narrow Canyon Orange frame; and inside the edges of the canvas board.
  • 10
    Using a Black ultra-fine marker, outline around the narrow frame and the banners.
  • 11
    Using a piece of medium-grit sandpaper, sand lightly and randomly on the canvas board. (See photo.)

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Pink 104106661
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Buttermilk 104106660
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Tuscan Red 104521645
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Calypso Blue 104106651
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Sable Brown 104106676
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Foliage Green 104521653
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Raw Sienna 104106692
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Canyon Orange 104113285
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Yellow Ochre 104106685
  • Art Supply Enterprises Canvas Studio 6 inch x 6 inch 104134557
  • Nicole™ Crafts Econo Tracing Pad 9 inch x 12 inch 30 pc. 104135777
  • Nicole™ Crafts Transfer Paper 9 inch x 13 inch White 4 pc. 104111939
  • Decoupage with a Matte Finish
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Sealer/Finisher 12 oz. Matte 104549584 (optional - see step 3)
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Angle Shader 3/8 inch 104464064
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 3/4 104464133
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 2 104464400
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 4 104464403
  • Water Container
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Paper Towels
  • Tape
  • Toothpicks
  • Medium-Grit Sandpaper
  • Photo of Choice Printed on White Paper
  • Sharpie Permanent Paint Marker Ultra Fine Point Black 104128548
  • Stylus or Ball Point Pen
Download Project Template