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Glossy Pink Frame

by Angeltown on 12 July 2009

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GlossyFrmsmHi everyone! How was your weekend? Today on Make It In Minutes Monday we’re making a really cute home decor item!

I think you’ll be surprised how easy this glossy frame is to make and how great it looks finished! You can make it all one color for your pink-loving little princess like I did, or you can paint the chipboard in coordinating colors if you wish. Let’s get started!

Materials
chipboard girly flowers kit (TCC)
basic unpainted wood frame
acrylic paint
paintbrush & basic painting supplies
fine sandpaper
damp papertowel or cloth
DecoArt Triple Thick Brilliant Gloss Glaze (spray)

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  1. Remove any insert/glass/backing from frame and set aside. Sand all edges and wipe away dust with paper towel.
  2. Pick out and arrange chipboard flowers on the front of the frame. When you have them all arranged, peel away the adhesive backing and apply them to the frame. Tip: If you plan to paint the flowers a different color than the frame, it will be easier to paint them before adhering them to the frame.
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  4. Paint frame and flowers with acrylic paint and let dry. Make sure to check your chipboard from all angles and apply two coats of paint. Glossy finishes really show imperfections so it’s a good idea to be extra sure you have good coverage!
  5. Apply two to three coats of Triple Thick Glaze following manufacturer’s instructions. Let dry for 24 hours before inserting a photo and the backing. All done!

Specific supplies I used to complete my project:
Wood frame from Michaels Stores; Americana acrylic paint by DecoArt: Bubblegum Pink; 1/2in Angular paintbrush, Brush Tub II & Palette Paper Pad by Loew-Cornell.

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