Nicole™ Crafts 4 X 6 Victorian Fleur de Lis Frame

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by Tara Diamond, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts 4 X 6 Victorian Fleur de Lis Frame

Spray adhesive will become tacky and repositionable for stencils like in this project.  These decorative frames from Nicole Crafts have a lot of surface for decorating. Whether you want to paint them, use Mod Podge decoupage, vinyl or whatever your favorite decorating medium of choice, these can be hung without even a photo in the middle! Show off  your stamped or scrapbooked art, children's drawings or leave the opening...open.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove backing and glass from frame. Apply stain to frame sides and inner edges of opening. Wipe off with a rag until you get the desired amount of stain. Allow to dry.
  • 2
    Apply a coat of Mod Podge over front of wood frame with flat brush. Turn scrapbook paper so that back is facing you and press the Mod Podge coated side of the frame onto the back of the paper, pressing firmly. Turn frame over and make sure to press out all air bubbles. Allow to dry, then cut off all excess using craft knife.
  • 3
    Lightly sand edges. Apply another coat of Mod Podge over top to seal paper to wood. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  • 4
    Apply a very thin, streaky layer of Spa Blue paint to frame backing using flat brush. Allow to dry.
  • 5
    Spray back of stencil with spray adhesive and allow to dry slightly. Apply to blue frame backing. Using pouncer and Burnt Umber paint, pounce out stencil design. Remove stencil.
  • 6
    Allow to dry, then sand over design to distress. Place backing into frame.
  • 7
    This is just a suggestion for what to put inside of the frame. Also try using your favorite photo, found objects or a family member's silhouette.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Frame 4 inch x 6 inch Victorian 104748363
  • K&Company® Life's Journey Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Blue and Brown Floral 104446472
  • DecoArt® Gel Stain 2 oz. Walnut 104108131
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® 1 quart 104107942
  • X-acto® No. 1 Precision Knife Set with Assorted Blades including No. 11 Classic Fine Point (2) 104135125
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz Ocean Blue 104521665
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Traditional Burnt Umber 104699314
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 10 104118906
  • Nicole Crafts™ Medium Foam Pouncer 3 pack 104110703
  • Elmer's® Craft Bond® Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive 11 oz. 104148280
  • Fleur de lis Stencil
  • Fine-Grit Sandpaper
  • Rag