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					How to Decorate a Picture Frame with Dimensional Fabric Paint
Make beautiful decorated frames using dimensional paint. This is a great
way to recycle old wood frames that are showing wear, or you can buy
unfinished wood frames at the craft store for this project.
<Steps
1Purchase an undecorated frame.Purchase an undecorated frame.<
2Draw a design on the frame with fabric paint.Draw a design on the frame
with fabric paint. Let this dry overnight.
3Paint the frame a solid color with ordinary acrylic craft paint.Paint
the frame a solid color with ordinary acrylic craft paint. The paint will
tend to pool against the raised design lines, so be sure to brush it out
well. Let sit until dry to touch.
4Dry brush silver or gold paint over the solid color with a large paint
brush. (This is optional, some designs look better in a solid color,
others do well with an overlay.) To dry brush:Dip a paintbrush into a
small amount of the desired color paint, then wipe the brush back and
forth on a paper towel until it looks like nothing is coming off.
When you run the brush over the frame, light streaks of color will
appear.When you run the brush over the frame, light streaks of color will
appear. Keep repeating until you have the desired coverage.
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Tips
Sometimes it helps to draw your design on the frame with pencil first.
Wood frames work best, as the paint adheres to them better than plastic
or metal.


<Things You'll Need
Plain wood picture frame
Dimensional fabric paint
Regular acrylic craft paint
Paintbrush(es)
Dimensional fabric paint

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