Glittery First Day of School Frame

Glittery First Day of School Frame

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 29th 2014

Never miss a school picture of your child's first day with this cute glitter frame.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • stylus or pencil
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • hot glue gun
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #6 flat brush
    • Sharpie® marker
    • #1 round brush
    • small oval
    • oval laser cut frame
    • large one window frame



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Here is what you will need.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a 3/4" Flat brush to base coat the large frame Cadmium Yellow. Rinse brush. Then use the #6 Flat brush and separately load with Ocean Blue for the laser frame and Mars Black for the Oval Woodsie shape. Rinse brush. Let completely dry.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Once completely dry,Use a pencil to trace and transfer pattern onto woodsie shape.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Then transfer words onto large frame.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Then use #6 Flat brush to add Galaxy Blue to the laser frame. Rinse brush.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Use a #6 Flat brush and #1 Round brush to paint the woodsie shape with Ocean Blue. Rinse brush. Let completely dry.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Then use same brushes to apply Galaxy Blue over the 1st. Rinse brush.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Use #1 Round brush to base coat the words separately on the frame Bright Orange, Citron Green, and Titanium White. Rinse brush.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Then use same brush to apply Craft Twinkles over matching colors using Orange, Lime Green, and Silver. Rinse brush.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. My frame still needed something so I decided last minute to add another pattern. You can transfer yours all at once with Step 4.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Use #6 Flat brush and #1 Round brush to base coat separately paint the apple and books using: Titanium White, True Red, Festive Green, Salem Blue, Melon, Raw Sienna and then mix (2)parts Titanium White to (1) part Mars Black. Use that mix with #1 Round to make suggestive page lines.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Use a #1 Round brush with Titanium White to add a highlight to the apple. Rinse brush.
    24. Then use a sharpie to outline the words "day, of, school."
    25. Instruction #13
    26. I then decided to outline the word "1st" using the #1 Round brush and then add a border line with Titanium White. Rinse brush.
    27. Instruction #14
    28. Once everything is completely dry use glue gun to attach laser frame and woodsie shape where you would like.
    29. Instruction #15


    "first Day Of School" Pattern