DIY | Valentine’s Day Frame Art

DIY | Valentine’s Day Frame Art

Valentine’s day is coming up, and that means some cute lovey-dovey DIY’s for you or your special friend :)! 
I was approached by DecoArt to try some of their products, and I thought that their glass paint would be perfect for this DIY. I have never used glass paint before, because it just doesn’t always fit in my budget and I never knew if I would like it. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t really expensive, I just try to do everything low budget, and something like glass paint isn’t really replaceable by anything else, so I never really tried it before. 
So this was the perfect opportunity to try it out, and see if it was worth it to use in the future :)
 
I used the glass paint to restyle an old picture frame. I decided to only use the frame and glass and create a completely different look. I took a few words from Norah Jones, because me and my boyfriend listened to her a lot when we started dating. And added a heart shape, to complete the ‘valentines look’.  
 
And I am so happy with the result! It’s just something different then putting a picture in the frame, and it gives this 3d feel to it. The glass paint also worked perfect, and I can’t wait to use it for more projects!
 
Here’s how:
You will need:
Glass paint (I used Gloss Enamels Metallic Gold from DecoArt), FREE Template Printable, spray paint,sandpaper,glue stick, glue gun, sponge, alcohol or ammonia, Scissors, Printer.
 
1. Take an old picture frame.
2. Prepare the glass by cleaning it with alcohol or ammonia.
3. Sand the frame, and also clean it with some alcohol or ammonia.
4. Take glossy spray paint and spray the paint on the frame. It’s best to do this in several thin layers, allowing the paint to dry between the layers.
5. Print the free Printable adjusted to the size of your frame.
6. Cut the letters out with some scissors.
7. Put some glue from a glue stick on the back of the letters and place them on the glass.
8. Make sure that the letters are in a straight line.
9. Take your Glass Paint and start applying it on the glass, using a sponge. I first applied one layer, let it dry for about two hours and then applied another layer.
10. Once it’s dry, use an old knife and follow the edges of the letters with the knife, this will make it easier for the letters to come out, because the paint will have created a layer over the letters.
11. Clean the glass with a cloth and some water, don’t worry about getting a bit of water on the paint, because it won’t come of that easily.
12. If your frame is as old as mine, that will mean that you will have to put the glass in yourself. I used a glue gun to attach the glass to frame.

All done!

 

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5 Comments

  • Anne van Metzondervan 2nd February 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Super Cute! Dat wil ik ook! x

  • thelittlecave 3rd February 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Wow, that looks really nice. I haven’t been shrinking away from glass paint as well, but it seems to work well. Love the song-text part!

    • Lana Red 6th February 2013 at 11:57 am

      Yes, it worked great! And thank you for the compliment:)

  • kiosc 5th February 2013 at 10:48 pm

    great idea. I love it !!

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