Ornate Oval and Rectangular Frames

Ornate Oval and Rectangular Frames

Posted by DecoArt on May 22nd 2014

Show off your artistic side with ornate, vintage frames made from humble plastic.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • painter's tape
    • 1" chip brush
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • clean cloth
    • plastic frames



    Let dry between steps.

    1. For the oval frame, paint the entire frame with Lace using the 3/4" flat brush.
    2. Cover the entire frame with Clear Crème Wax brushed on with the 3/4" flat brush.
    3. Paint the entire frame with the Golden Brown Crème Wax in little sections. As you get about a 4" section waxed, take the cloth and wipe off the excess wax. Move on to the next section. If the brown wax dries and becomes hard to remove, put a little Clear Crème Wax on the clean cloth, and it will help to remove it.
    4. Instruction #3
    5. For the rectangular frame, wipe it clean with a damp paper towel.
    6. Instruction #4
    7. Use painter's tape to mark off the mirror so that paint will not get on it.
    8. Use a 1" chip brush to basecoat the frame with Vintage. Rinse brush.
    9. Instruction #6
    10. Use a waxing brush or 3/4" flat brush to apply Clear Crème Wax. Rinse brush.
    11. Instruction #7
    12. While still wet, apply Deep Brown Crème Wax over the Clear Crème Wax with the same brush.
    13. Instruction #8
    14. Use a clean white cloth to wipe back wax as desired. If it is too dark, just apply more Clear Crème Wax on top and wipe back again.
    15. Instruction #9
    16. (Optional) Once frame is dry, you can buff it using a clean white cloth to a satin finish.