Hugs and Kisses Frame
Frame your Valentine in hugs and kisses with this pretty pink and red frame.
Designed by DecoArt Design Team, Jane Chandler
- DecoArt® Americana® Acrylics: Baby Pink, True Red, Peony Pink
- Unfinished Wood Frame with 3.5-inch x 3.5-inch opening
- Flat Brushes: ¾-inch, ¼-inch
- Aleene’s® Tacky Glue
- Craft Knife
- Wood Letters: X (2), O (3)
- Super Craft Punch: Heart
- Assorted Scrapbook Paper, Valentine Themed
- Matte Spray Sealer
- Blow Dryer, optional to speed drying time
Use large flat brush and Baby Pink to paint frame; let dry.
Use small flat brush and Peony Pink to paint O letters and let dry.
Use small flat brush and True Red to paint X letters. Let dry.
Refer to photo and tear two strips from papers leaving one edge straight. Use large flat brush and glue to paint back of paper with thin coat of glue.
Aligning straight edge of one paper strip with top of frame, attach strip of paper across frame, smoothing paper flat. (Note: paper strip will extend off side edges, do not let it stick to sides of frame.) Repeat with other strip at bottom edge of frame.
Tear strip from remaining paper, with torn edges on both long edges. Use large flat brush and glue to paint back of paper with thin coat of glue. Place strip across center area of frame, smoothing paper flat. Let glue dry.
Place frame with top side down on cutting surface. Use craft knife to trim paper strips to edge of frame and turn frame over.
Use craft punch to punch out six heart shapes. Referring to photo for placement, use small flat brush and glue to apply thin coat of glue to back of each heart and attach to frame, smoothing paper flat. Let glue dry.
Glue back of wood letters to bottom area of frame; let glue dry.
Apply Matte Spray Sealer. Let dry.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.
Optional: When painting or attaching paper with glue, use blow dryer on low setting to speed drying process.