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White Wash Painted Memory Board

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Transform an old frame into a vintage style message board.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Item #16288
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Warm White, 2 oz.
Item #649
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.


Other Supplies
Light colored wood frame
Bowl of water
Loose bristle paintbrush
Foam-core board
Craft knife
Hot glue
Decorator fabric
Twill tape
Duct tape


1.Thin the Warm White paint with a little water.  Dip the paintbrush into the paint and tap off the excess.  Working quickly, paint the frame.  Make sure you leave areas where the paint is thick and thin to achieve the antique look.

2. Trim the foam-core board to fit inside the frame.  Trim batting to fit the foam-core board.  Glue batting to the foam-core board.

3. Lay the fabric (print side down) flat on your work surface. Trim the fabric so that it is larger than the foam-core board. 2” extra all the way around should be enough.

4. On the backside, add a drop of hot glue to each corner and pull back the corner of the fabric.  Press into the hot glue. (Wear Hot Glue Gun Helper finger caps so you don’t burn your fingers)  Add a strip of hot glue down the side edges and fold back the fabric into the hot glue.  Make sure your fabric is taut.  

5. Measure and cut the twill tape into 6 pieces.  You will need to add an extra few inches for wrapping around to the back. Two pieces will be long and four will be shorter.  The longer pieces will go across the entire board (corner to corner) and the short pieces will wrap around the corner areas.  Using hot glue and using the photo as a guide, hot glue the ends of the ribbons to the back of the board.  Add a drop of hot glue where the ribbons meet to secure it to the base of the board.  Glue a decorative button where the ribbons cross for a little pop.

6. Position the board into the frame.  Add hot glue to secure.  Use strips of Duct tape to secure the board to the frame.

PROJECT TIP: Use vintage pins instead of buttons for a little extra bling.

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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