Nicole™ Crafts Yellow Polka Dot Chalkboard Frame

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by Tara Diamond, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Yellow Polka Dot Chalkboard Frame

Crackle Medium can be used in so many projects...always keep some in your craft drawer (or closet...or room)! This is the perfect project for trying out and understanding how to use many different finishes...acrylic paint, chalkboard paint and crackle medium. Once you've mastered this project you'll have so many other different ways to finish off any surface.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2-3 hours (includes drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove back of both frames and set aside. Using pliers, remove the metal clips that hold the frame backing on the smaller frame only.
  • 2
    Paint frames with Antique White paint. Allow to dry.
  • 3
    Evenly coat sides and inner openings of large frame with crackle medium, as well as entire small frame. Allow to dry.
  • 4
    Make a 50/50 mix of staining medium and Burnt Umber paint and coat small frame and sides and inner openings of larger frame, making sure to spill out onto front of frame in case paper doesn't fully cover. Wipe off with a rag until you get the desired aged look. Allow to dry.
  • 5
    Coat large frame with Mod Podge. Center scrapbook paper on top, pressing out all air bubbles. Allow to dry.
  • 6
    Turn frame upside down and cut center out with craft knife. Lightly sand edges. Apply an even layer of Mod Podge over paper to seal frame. Allow to dry.
  • 7
    Glue small round beveled frame onto large frame so that openings line up using a very thin bead of Quick Grip Adhesive.
  • 8
    Paint backing from large frame with chalkboard paint. Allow to dry and then insert into frame.
  • 9
    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:2-3 hours (includes drying time)

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Frame 12 inch x 12 inch Square 104748387
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Frame Round Bevel 5 inch x 5 inch 104748395
  • Nicole™ Crafts Printed Cardstock Case 12 inch x 12 inch 300 pcs. 104748316
  • DecoArt® Americana® Staining/Antiquing Medium 104114067
  • DecoArt® One Step Crackle™ 104638387
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® 8 oz. Matte Finish 104107932
  • X-acto® No. 1 Precision Knife Set with Assorted Blades including No. 11 Classic Fine Point (2) 104135125
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Traditional Burnt Umber 104699314
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Antique White 104106675
  • DecoArt® Americana® Chalkboard Paint 4 oz. 104699612
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 12 104118907
  • Beacon Adhesives® Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive 2 oz. 104290188
  • Rag
  • Fine-Grit Sandpaper
  • Pliers