Matte Gold Frame and Art

Matte Gold Frame and Art

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 18th 2018

I love filling my home up with art, but I don’t ever want to spend a ton of money on it. So when I can DIY my own art pieces, it's a win for me. With the help of the new DecoArt Matte Metallics gold acrylic paint, I was able to convert a simple piece of pink card stock and a cheap black frame into a piece of high end looking art that didn’t break the bank!

Items Needed:

  • Washi Tape
  • Black Picture Frame
  • Pink Card Stock
  • Potato
  • Knife
  • Paint Brush


Begin by making the art. For my art I went with the age-old potato stamp. It’s such an easy way to make your own custom shaped stamp. To make my arrow shape, I just cut the potato in half and then used my knife to cut the shape in the potato so that it stuck up about 1/2” from the rest of the potato.

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Next, I dried it off with a paper towel and then simply brushed on the gold matte metallic paint and stamped it on my paper in the pattern I chose. I stamped twice and then added more paint and stamped two more times. I repeated this until my art was complete. Then it was time to let it dry.

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While my art was drying, I worked on sprucing up my picture frame. To do this, simply tape off the corners of the frame using the washi tape and then paint on a layer of matte metallic paint. Let dry and then repeat with additional coats as needed. I ended up using three coats to cover the black frame. Once dry, gently remove the washi tape, add your art and your upscale art is ready to display!

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It really is amazing what a little paint can do to bring something from boring and cheap looking to pretty and classy. I can’t wait to add this art to my growing gallery wall!

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