Wedding Initials Frames

Wedding Initials Frames

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 13th 2014

Frame the couple's initials in Americana Acrylics for a personalized wedding gift that won't break the budget.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • tape
    • fine-grit sandpaper
    • 3/4" wash brush
    • craft glue
    • black fine point marker
    • #4 flat shader brush
    • medium-grit sandpaper
    • stylus or ballpoint pen
    • two 4" x 6" wooden picture frames
    • 5 oz. primed canvas
    • 1-3/4" wood letters
    • #0 flat shader brush
    • multi-purpose spray adhesive



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Remove glass, paper, and backing from frame. Discard paper; set glass and backing aside for later use.
    2. Sand frame smooth with medium-grit sandpaper and remove any dust with damp paper towel. Using 3/4" wash brush, basecoat frame Lamp Black. Allow to dry. Sand with fine-grit sandpaper, remove any dust, and add another coat of Lamp Black. Set aside to dry.
    3. Cut 4" x 6" piece of canvas. Basecoat canvas Snow White and allow to dry.
    4. Copy pattern onto tracing paper and, using stylus or ballpoint pen, transfer onto canvas with graphite transfer paper.
    5. Using #0 flat shader brush, paint in scroll design with Lamp Black.
    6. Using #4 flat shader brush, paint in stripes with Cadmium Yellow as shown in photo. (Coat as many times as necessary for desired effect.)
    7. Spray adhesive on back of canvas and front of glass and adhere canvas to glass. Allow to dry.
    8. Place glass with canvas adhered inside frame, right side up, with canvas facing out. Place backing on back of glass and close frame tabs in back.
    9. Sand letter with medium-grit sandpaper until smooth and remove any dust with damp paper towel.
    10. Paint letter Cadmium Yellow. Allow to dry and sand with fine-grit sandpaper. Add another coat of Cadmium Yellow.
    11. Using black fine-tip marker, outline around letter very close to edge. Outline around again to make line thicker.
    12. Lay frame flat. Center and glue letter to front of frame about 1-1/2" from top inside edge of frame. (See photo for placement.) Allow to dry.
    13. Repeat steps 1-12 for second frame and letter.


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