Mother’s Day is right around the corner and giving handmade is always a sweet and sentimental way to show your mom you care. My mom happens to think her grandbabies are the perfect creatures of this earth so I decided to make an art piece to showcase them for her Mother’s Day gift this year. Surprise MOM! I attached those repositionable 3M picture hanging strips to the back of the frames so they can be removable and I can change out the pictures.
Sterling Craft Paint
Aquarium Pearl Craft Paint
Arabesque Stencil set
Foam Roller Set
Piece of wood or old picture (mine was a 24” square)
Black Vinyl and transfer paper
Primer and foam roller
two old 5” x 7” picture frames
4 sets 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips (small)
1. I had an old 24” square art piece that I primed to cover the old picture. It was perfect because it already had the hanging hardware on the back. Once I gave the art piece three coats of primer it was finally covered.
2. I used the Martha Stewart foam roller with Aquarium Pearl paint attached to stencil onto the top of the board. The stencil I used was part of the Arabesque pack. The key to successful stenciling is to use stencil spray to keep it in place. The foam rollers are really nice too because they make even coverage simple.
3. I tried to work quickly and move the stencil fast because rerolling over the paint made it darker in some spots. So even though it wasn’t dry I just positioned it in place and rolled away (pressing the stencil down with some wax paper so it stuck in place).
4. After all the paint dried I sanded the entire piece with 100 grit sandpaper to soften the edges a bit.
5. Next using the Martha Stewart paint sprayer I mixed the sprayer medium with the Sterling craft paint and painted my cheap-o frames I had in my stash.
6. Next I designed the words “Some of my greatest blessings call me Beau-Nonni” in the Silhouette Studio program using Lobster Two font. The reason my kids call her Beau-Nonni is a long story, perfect for another post. Then I cut out some black vinyl and adhered it to my board.
7. I adhered the 3M Picture Hanging Strips to the back of my frames and pressed them in place making sure they were evenly spaced. Then I added my pictures to the frames.
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