One of my favorite faux paint techniques is the peeling paint technique, which I shared here with you back in January.
I decided to do this technique in some fun colors — aqua and orange — and make some Halloween frames.
Rather than repeat the entire tutorial here, I’ll give you an overview of how I made them. (The supplies needed and steps required are the same as my original tutorial, which you can click here to see, as there’s helpful pictures plus all of the steps needed.)
DIY Halloween Frames
I started with two unfinished wood frames from the craft store, and painted each a solid color: the square frame in orange and the rectangle in aqua. I applied two quick coats and let dry.
After the base color paint was dry, I smeared petroleum jelly in random splotches all over each frame, then painted over everything with the opposite color. (So aqua paint went over the orange square and petroleum jelly, and orange paint went over the aqua paint and petroleum jelly.)
Here’s what both frames looked like once all of the petroleum jelly (and paint) was removed:
I really liked the look, especially how different each frame turned out simply by switching the colors around. But I still felt like they needed something more.
I stamped on some black bats and also the word “BOO” using a black Staz-On ink pad. And once dry, I brushed on Sparkle Mod Podge all over both frames:
Although the Sparkle Mod Podge goes on white, it dries to an amazingly clear finish, as you can see here on the edges of the frame:
Here’s the finished Boo frame:
And here’s the rectangular frame:
Both frames make a nice set:
You can display your DIY Halloween frames every year, showing off your kids (or your pets) in their fun Halloween costumes!
Definitely check out the links at the top of this post to see the complete tutorial for the peeling paint technique. As you can see, depending on what colors you choose, you can come up with some really fun effects!
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