Painting on Acrylic Frames

Painting on Acrylic Frames

With all this new Home Décor chalk paint out on the market…

with it’s claims of being able to paint on most anything.  I decided to give it a test.

I’ve used it on wood, old frames, stuff like that.

Acrylic frames?  It was worth a try.

Creating a mask 5889

I created a mask using blue painters tape and applied it onto the front of a

Mini 3″ x 4″ Sign Holder*  (*affiliate link) from Deflecto Craft Solutions.

Make sure to burnish the edges of the tape.

adding red paint 5890

I painted the surface of the frame with:

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Furniture & Craft Paint in Imperial*

I used 3 coats of paint.  Make sure to allow good drying time in between coats.

adding black paint 5897

After allowing plenty of time for the red paint to dry and cure.

I gave the frame an aged look by applying a layer of Tattered Angels Decor and DIY Paint*

I wiped it off with a damp paper towel.  Leaving bits of the black streaks.

Crackle Stamp 5899

I stamped around the edges of the frame with a crackle background stamp

and  Tsukineko StazOn Ink Pad, Jet Black*

Carefully remove the blue painter’s tape mask.

At this point, I stopped and admired my frame for almost a month.

Just waiting for inspiration….

Rachael Cunningham Parr 7560

Meet Rachael Cunningham Parr. 

I found Rachel, a tin type, years ago while hunting for treasures.

If Rachael is your relative, I’m pretty sure she wasn’t really a gypsy.

(She really is a beautiful woman.)

I embellished the frame with some vintage rickrack, key, and a tiny flower.

“R is for Racheal” was made with Metal Type Charms by Tim Holtz*

Once inspired…  I created a couple more frames.

The frames uses charms and hardware  from Canvas Corps Brands 

and Chitchat Word Stickers by Tim Holtz*.

Now to try this on a bigger frame!

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