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Photo Frame Milk Paint Project

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Use FolkArt Milk Paint to add vibrant color to a simple wooden frame.
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Absinthe, 6.8 oz.
Item #38913
Verdant and green, Absinthe is richly pigmented and offers exceptional coverage. FolkArt Milk Paint is a casein based paint that dries to an opaque, matte finish. This centuries old paint tradition has been updated for contemporary applications and is ideal for use on use on raw wood. FolkArt Milk Paint comes premixed, and brushes on like a stain, but dries to a flat finish. Whether you’re going for farmhouse chic or a modern update, FolkArt Milk Paint is a versatile and beautiful option.


FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ Brush, 1-1/4"
Item #38992
Nimble and easy to grip, the 1 ¼” brush was designed specifically for use with Folk Art Milk Paint. Ideal for tight corners or small projects, this flag-tipped brush has natural bristles designed for maximum paint hold and smooth application. The rounded corners help hide brush marks for a flawless finish. Excellent for a wide variety of home decor projects, this agile brush is reusable and cleans up easily with soap and water. These brushes continue the quality and ingenuity of the Folk Art Milk Paint line.


Other Supplies
Unfinished wood frame
Paper towels
Water basin


  1. Wipe frame with paper towel to remove any dust or dirt.
  2. Apply a coat of Absinthe to the frame. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Apply an additional coat if needed. Let dry thoroughly before use.
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