CraftSmart Let it Snow Photo Frame
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CraftSmart Let it Snow Photo Frame

Capture a winter memory in a snowflake-lined photo frame.

Designed by Jeanne Bobish, DecoArt Design Team

 

 

 

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • 12-inch x 12-inch Unfinished Wood Frame (with 4-inch x 4-inch opening)
  • Chunky Wood Snowman Cutout
  • Brushes (¾-inch flat, #8 flat, #4 flat, small stencil, 18/0 liner, #2 round)
  • Glue
  • Paper Plate (or palette paper)
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Basin
  • Transfer Paper
  • Tracing Paper
  • Stylus or Pencil
 

Project Instructions

Note: Allow paint to dry thoroughly between steps.
 

Using ¾-inch flat brush, seal frame with Multi-Purpose Sealer. Let dry and sand lightly.
 

Trace snow line onto frame.
 

Using ¾-inch flat brush and Dark Blue, paint sky area.
 

Use White and same brush to paint snow area. Repeat if necessary and set aside.
 

Paint snow areas of snowman White using #8 flat brush. Using #4 flat brush, paint hatband and scarf Holiday Red.
 

Hat is painted Black.
 

Dip small stencil brush lightly into Pink and wipe paint onto paper towel until very little paint remains in brush.
 

Blush cheeks.
 

Using liner brush and Black, paint separation lines on scarf, eyes, eyebrows, and mouth.
 

Dot on buttons with end of brush handle.
 

Use #2 round brush to paint nose Dark Orange. Set aside.
 

Transfer lettering and snowflakes onto frame.
 

Using #2 round brush and White, paint letters; dot with white.
 

Outline letters using liner brush and Navy.
 

Use #2 round and White to paint large snowflakes and dot with handle.
 

For medium snowflakes, use liner brush and White.
 

Randomly add small snowflakes if desired.
 

Using ¾-inch flat brush and DecoArt DuraClear Satin Varnish, finish frame and snowman with two to three coats of varnish.
 

When dry, use Americana Star Lite Varnish on snow areas of snowman and ground snow only. It will add sparkle to snow (optional).
 

MATERIALS

  • CraftSmart® Paints (White, Pink, Holiday Red, Dark Orange, Dark Blue, Navy, Black) DecoArt Sealers/Finishes (Multi-Purpose Sealer, DuraClear Satin Varnish, optional StarLite Varnish)
  • 12-inch x 12-inch unfinished wood frame (with 4-inch x 4-inch opening)
  • Chunky Wood Snowman Cutout
  • Brushes (¾-inch flat, #8 flat, #4 flat, small stencil, 18/0 liner, #2 round)
  • Glue
  • Paper Plate (or palette paper)
  • Paper Towels
  • Water Basin
  • Transfer Paper
  • Tracing Paper
  • Stylus or Pencil

Tips

Make sure that hole in back of frame is at bottom before applying pattern.