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Decoupaged Shutter 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

Decoupage and Apple Barrel paints transform a wooden shutter into a work of art.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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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

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Titanium White, 2 oz.
Item #480
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Frames - Shutter
Item #90534E
It’s easy to create a family keepsake using the Shutter Frame from Plaid Wood Surfaces. Start your projects off the right way with Plaid Wood Surfaces. 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.

$5.99

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Coffee Bean, 2 oz.
Item #940
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

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
Liner brush
Scrapbook papers
Ruler
Pencil
Scissors
Sandpaper
Water basin
Paper towels

Instructions

  1. Sand the piece edges to smooth. Add water to the Coffee Bean paint to create a stain wash look. Paint the entire piece and let dry.
  2. Measure and cut strips of coordinating scrapbook paper to apply to shutter slats. I cut the paper slightly smaller.
  3. Lay your papers print side down on your craft mat and brush on the Ultra Matte. Apply to the slats. Smooth out by applying a top coat of Ultra Matte.
  4. Cut a border and simple round sun with little triangles and glue inside the picture area. Smooth out with a top coat of Ultra Matte.
  5. 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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