DecoArt® School Frame

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by DecoArt® Design Team

DecoArt® School Frame

Frame memories in this adorable school themed frame created with Americana® Acrylics!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Preparation: Remove any stickers or tags from surface and all frame inserts.
  • 2
    Use painter's tape to mask off 2 ¼ inch area at left side of frame, securing edges well to avoid seepage. Paint top and sides of that area with Lamp Black; let dry and remove tape.
  • 3
    Place tape over Lamp Black area with edges aligned with right edge of paint, securing well.
  • 4
    Use Cadmium Yellow to paint remaining section of frame; let dry after each coat.
  • 5
    Referring to photo for placement, use 1 inch flat brush and True Red to paint line for pencil over center of right side of frame. Let dry.
  • 6
    Mix one part Lamp Black to two parts Snow White to make gray. Use ½ inch flat brush and mix to paint strip at bottom of pencil for metal piece; let dry.
  • 7
    Use 1 inch flat brush and Bubblegum Pink to paint eraser tip on pencil.
  • 8
    Use #2 round brush and Cocoa to paint wood point on pencil; let dry.
  • 9
    Use #0 liner brush and Lamp Black to paint lead tip on pencil point; let dry.
  • 10
    Refer to photo for placement and use flat brush and Cadmium Orange to paint stripe with one pointed end for crayon at center over frame opening. Mix equal parts of Cadmium Orange and Snow White and paint over crayon shape for paper wrapper, leaving ends uncovered on each crayon shape. Let dry.
  • 11
    Repeat above step with Kelly Green and True Blue, painting crayon above and below Cadmium Orange/Snow White one.
  • 12
    Use liner brush and Snow White to paint items (ABC, cat drawing, and math problem) on Lamp Black area for chalkboard; let dry.
  • 13
    Use round brush and Snow White to paint name on pencil; let dry.
  • 14
    Use round brush and Kelly Green to paint grade below opening of frame; let dry.
  • 15
    Use 1 inch flat brush to apply Multi-Purpose Sealer to frame. Let dry.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Yellow 104106586
  •  DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Orange 104106601
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Blue 104106664
  •  DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Kelly Green 104106559
  •  DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  •  DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Red 104106594
  •  DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Bubblegum Pink 104521679
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cocoa 104521669
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Frame 11 inch x 8-1/2 inch x 1/2 inch
  • Two 3 inch x 3 inch Opening 104141579
  •  DecoArt® Americana® 8 oz. Multi-Purpose™ Sealer 104550615
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Liner 0 104464143
  • Loew-Cornell® Taklon Brush Round 2 104548598
  • Loew-Cornell® Paint Brush Flat 1/2 inch 104548674
  • Nicole™ Crafts Natural Flat Brush 1 104465086
  •  3M™ Painter Masking Tape ¾ inch x 60 yard 104148328
  •  Ruler