These cute frames have a 90s vibe and are perfect for adding a trendy pop of color. We used some bright neon colors for this stencil tutorial but you can change this up with any paint colors that you love. After all, splatter painting should totally make a comeback as it is easy and oh so cute!
- Darice Unfinished Memory frames
- Darice Adhesive-back Stencils
- Paint in a variety of colors
- Disposable Cups
- Pouncer Brush
Start by painting the frames themselves a solid color. You will need two to three coats of paint for each frame. Be sure to allow to dry in between coats.
Take your painted frames outdoors for the splatter portion of this tutorial. Mix half paint and half water in disposable cups. You will also want to use something to protect the grass if you do not want paint in the area.
Mix the paint and the water together well.
Then take the paintbrush loaded with paint and flick your wrist over the frames. The paint will splatter onto the surface.
Repeat with all of the colors over the frames of your choice. I did one main splatter color on each with a few random splatters of the third color. Again, there are no rules with this technique. Just let the paint fly! Then allow the frames to dry completely once again.
Now you can add an inspirational message to your frame. Pick a stencil that will work with the size frame you have.
Then peel away the backing.
Stick the stencil to the surface in the correct location and press down well. Load up a pouncer brush with your selected paint color.
Then pounce over the entire stencil.
While the paint is still wet, peel back the stencil. Please note that these stencils are only meant to be used once or twice so they are not washable.
Allow the paint to dry and your paint splatter frames are complete.
The paint splatter will help to hide imperfections when stenciling so this is a great way to introduce kids to this method of painting.
Plus, these will look great in their rooms! This would also be a great craft for a camp or sleepover. So, pick up a bunch of these frames and let the kids go wild creating with paint splatter.
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