A “Peace” of Art: A Stenciled Picture Frame

Hello Karenliz here. I’m so excited to show you how I took a picture frame and turned it into a piece of art.

I’m guilty of seeing a great picture frame, buying it and then never using it. Do you do that? Why use them for a picture when you can turn it into something special.

I used the following stencils:
TCW541s Mini Believe Script
TCW527s Mini Word Association
TCW506s Mini Stepping Stones

I found a 5×5 silver box frame and took it apart. It has two mats plus I added a piece of watercolor paper for the background.  I used heavy bodied black paint though the Mini Believe Script stencil to add it to the watercolor paper. On each mat I used the Mini Stepping Stones stencil and gel medium.

Karenliz_TCWDT_PicFrame1You can use your favorite colors of acrylic paints for the next step. I’m using yellow, orange, pink, black and silver. I watered down my colors and added them to the back ground and the mats just like they were watercolors. To help spread the color I sprayed the background and mats with water first. I then used the Word Association stencil and Imagine Crafts Silver Metallic Medium to add the word Peace.


I splatted the black paint here and there. I didn’t want to over power the piece. Once everything was dry, I added the stamped image (Small Face Frame- HamptonArt) and the glittered medal wings.


How does it look? I love it. So pull out your box of picture frames and start creating small pieces of art for your friends and family.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
Blog: My Creative Endeavors

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