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Beach Picture Frame

By: Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason

Chris Thornton-Deeson has always felt her artistic ability was greatly influenced by being raised in Alaska. It was dark when she went to school and dark when she came home. Being one of three children in a very small house, her mother always kept her and her siblings “occupied” at the kitchen table with a variety of art projects—this, her mother claims, saved her sanity.

She also feels that much of her ability is inherited. A display of artwork painted by five generations—with pieces from her grandmother, grandfather, mother, and children—adorns the walls of her living room. 

Chris worked for Delta for 15 years as a Royal ambassador. She has written 42 painting books and numerous articles. 

Beachy embellishments give this fun photo frame a personalized touch.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Blue Heaven, 2 oz.
Item #020370202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Light Ivory, 2 oz.
Item #024010202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - White, 2 oz.
Item #025050202W
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Mermaid Blue, 2 oz.
Item #02710
All-purpose high quality acrylic paint formulated for the decorative painter and craft enthusiast. Excellent coverage on all porous surfaces. Waterbased and Non-Toxic.

$1.49

Other Supplies
Mixed media 10" x10" burlap frame
Large flat brush
No. 1 script liner
Palette paper or foam plate
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Pencil
Tracing paper
Black transfer paper
Stylus
100 Grit sandpaper
Seashells (optional)
Dark blue cardstock for mounting picture
Double-sided mounting tape
White craft glue

Instructions

Painting

  1. Remove the burlap center from the frame.
  2. Place Mermaid Blue, Blue Heaven and White on the palette. Using the large flat brush streak the frame with these three colors. Do not wash your brush, just go from one color to the next. Allow to dry.
  3. When the piece is dry to the touch, sand heavily with 100 grit sandpaper.
  4. Trace and Transfer - trace the entire pattern onto tracing paper.
    • TIP: When transferring the pattern it is best to hold it in place with a piece of tape at the top. Transfer the lettering using black transfer paper.
  5. Using the No. 1 Script Liner, paint lettering Light Ivory.

Finishing

  1. Cut the dark blue card stock 1/4” larger than photo. Adhere cardstock to the burlap using white craft glue. Allow to dry.
  2. Using double-sided mounting tape attach photo to the cardstock.
  3. Glue all of the shells in place.
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