Bountiful Home Decor on a Budget
- After thoroughly washing and drying the frame, I painted it inside and out with Folk Art Coffee Bean Acrylic Paint. Then I let that dry.
- Next, I dry brushed on some DecoArt Burnt Sienna Fluid Acrylic Paint over the Coffee Bean layer. I wasn't going for full coverage. I just wanted to create some brush strokes to give it a faux wood grain look.
- Then, I repeated this with Black Chalk Paint, just lightly dry brushing to add a third element to my faux wood grain finish.
- Next, I lightly sanded back edges and corners to add just a hint of distressing.
- Finally, I cut pieces of Bountiful Five 12x12 papers to cover the front of the frame. Then I brushed the entire frame surface with Tim Holtz Vintage Collage Medium. This not only gave the paints a vintage finish, it also helps to protect it from damp and soil.
Gather Here with Grateful Hearts Chunky Canvas
- Cut a 3.75" piece of Bountiful Seven paper (the orange leaf side) and triple mat with kraft, pale blue and bronze metallic cardstock. I had all of these in my stash, and you could certainly substitute with any colors you like.
- Fussy cut the sentiment medallion from the 12" x 12" Bountiful Eight paper. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Back with foam tabs or waste cardboard. Attach to the leaf paper.
- Run 1/2" Scor-Tape across the back of the leaf paper and center on the canvas.
- Sponge a chipboard flourish with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. (I had this one in my stash for ages...and I don't remember who made it). Heat emboss with Wow Ultra High Metallic Copper Embossing Powder. Glue to the left of the sentiment medallion.
- Paint some metal charms with DecoArt Burnt Sienna Acrylic Paint. Add some Petaloo Fall Leaves, the charms, a burlap string bow and button to the chipboard.
- Add acorn stickers (also from the clearance bin!) buttons or other embellishments to the corners.