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Decoupaged Ampersand Picture Frame

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

Add a touch of sentimentality to your photos with Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, and Apple Barrel paint.
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Supplies

Mod Podge ® Silicone Craft Mat
Item #16289
Protect your work surface with this silicone mat. Glues peels right off of it for easy clean-up!

$10.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Nutmeg Brown, 2 oz.
Item #20521
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Unpainted Shapes - Ampersand
Item #22537
The Ampersand Unpainted Shape from Plaid Wood Surfaces is an on-trend decorative piece with endless style options. Available in an assortment of shapes and styles, these DIY pieces are made of unfinished wood and are ready for a fun and personalized touch. Ideal for painting, staining, decorative embellishment, and wood burning, there’s an endless assortment of creative options. Plaid Wood Surfaces are a blank canvas waiting to be turned into a work of art.

$1.29

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Frames - Square
Item #97540
Plaid Wood Surfaces are ready to paint, stain, decoupage, woodburn or embellish. Create a groovy project or show your allegiance with this high quality, smooth finish wooden shape.

$1.99

Mod Podge ® Ultra Matte Chalk Finish, 8 oz.
Item #CS24911
Trend right Ultra Matte Chalk finish. Brushes on smoothly without visible brushstrokes.

$7.99

Other Supplies
1" Flat brush
Scrapbook papers
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors
Craft knife
Tracing paper
Transfer paper
Sandpaper
Water basin
Paper towels

Instructions

  1. Sand the wooden piece edges until smooth. Add water to the Nutmeg Brown paint to create a stain wash look. Paint the frame and ampersand and let dry.
  2. Lay tracing paper over the ampersand and trace the inner shape.
  3. Lay your ampersand scrapbook paper down face up, lay down the sheet of transfer paper, then the tracing of the ampersand. Tape all in place. Trace the ampersand shape. Remove the tracing and transfer papers. Cut out shape. Set aside.
  4. Lay the center square paper that comes in the frame, on the center of a piece scrapbook paper to use as a templet. Cut out the square.
  5. Measure 1.5" out from the top and bottom of the open square and draw a line. Measure 2.25" from the sides and draw a line. Cut out and set aside.
  6. Cut decorative floral and words from the scrapbook papers.
  7. Lay your papers print side down on your craft mat and brush on the Ultra Matte. Apply to the frame surface. Smooth out by applying a top coat of Ultra Matte.
  8. Repeat step 7 for the ampersand. Glue onto the frame. Let dry.
  9. Add a fun memorable photo!
  10. Write the saying "You are my Sunshine" on the center board. Using the liner brush with Titanium White, paint over the letters. Let dry. Set on a love one's desk or dresser to show them you care!
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