Butterfly Inspirational Frame with Chalky Finish

Butterfly Inspirational Frame with Chalky Finish

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 25th 2016

Keep your goals in mind with coordinated inspirational frames created with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • painter's tape
    • 2" flat brush
    • baby wipes
    • cosmetic sponge
    • glass cleaner
    • brayer
    • stencil of your choice
    • watercolor paper
    • Gelli Gel Printing Plate
    • embellishments of choice
    • E6000 Glue
    • detail brush
    • wooden frames
    • candle wax



    Let dry completely between painting steps. If paint feels cool to the touch, it is not fully dry.

    1. Take off the backing and glass from the frames. Thoroughly clean the surfaces with glass cleaner.
    2. Load a 2" flat brush with Rustic. Paint the frame fronts; allow to dry; and then paint the backs and sides.
    3. Instruction #2
    4. In the areas where you would like the Rustic to show through, rub with clear candle wax.
    5. Brush the front and sides of the frames in Escape.
    6. Instruction #4
    7. Lightly sand the frames in different directions until the desired distressed look is achieved. Wipe down the frames with a paper towel.
    8. Instruction #5
    9. Tape "believe" down from the Urban Ink Spirited Stencil. Using a cosmetic sponge, apply Traditional Burnt Umber to the stencil. While the paint is still wet, remove the stencil carefully.
    10. Instruction #6
    11. Repeat the previous step on the other frames with the words "dream" and "imagine".
    12. Once the stenciling is completed, use a detail brush to connect the lines of each letter with Traditional Burnt Umber.
    13. Instruction #8
    14. With a 2" flat brush, apply Ultra-Matte Varnish to all frames. Set aside to dry.
    15. Using a 5" x 7" or larger gelli plate, squeeze out small amounts of Banana Cream, Slate Grey, Victorian Blue, and Terra Coral onto a plate. For each background, use all colors, but keep one color the focus on each frame. Roll out paint with a rubber brayer.
    16. Place a stencil of choice over the gelli plate.
    17. Instruction #11
    18. Place a sheet of watercolor paper on top of the stencil. Rub with hands over the paper, lift, and set aside. Repeat for the other two backgrounds.
    19. Cut paper to the same size as the frame.
    20. Instruction #13
    21. Brush Paper Decou-Page onto the frame backing. Position the paper and remove any wrinkles or bubbles. Apply another layer of Decou-Page on top.
    22. Apply Rustic to each butterfly. Let dry. Use sandpaper or a baby wipe to remove paint from raised edges of butterfly.
    23. Instruction #15
    24. Attach the frame backing to the frame. Adhere the butterflies to the center of the frame with E6000 Glue according to package instructions.
    25. Instruction #16