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Decoupaged Ampersand Picture Frame

Add a touch of sentimentality to your photos with Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, and Apple Barrel paint.

At a Glance:

#6459 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Logo

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Nutmeg Brown, 2 oz. - 20521

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Frames - Square - 97540

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz. - CS11301

Number Needed: 1 $6.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Mod Podge Clear Silicone Craft Mat #16289
  • Unpainted ampersand wood shape
  • 1" Flat brush
  • Scrapbook papers
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Tracing paper
  • Transfer paper
  • Sandpaper
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels


  1. Sand the wooden piece edges until smooth. Add water to the Nutmeg Brown paint to create a stain wash look. Paint the frame and ampersand and let dry.
  2. Lay tracing paper over the ampersand and trace the inner shape.
  3. Lay your ampersand scrapbook paper down face up, lay down the sheet of transfer paper, then the tracing of the ampersand. Tape all in place. Trace the ampersand shape. Remove the tracing and transfer papers. Cut out shape. Set aside.
  4. Lay the center square paper that comes in the frame, on the center of a piece scrapbook paper to use as a templet. Cut out the square.
  5. Measure 1.5" out from the top and bottom of the open square and draw a line. Measure 2.25" from the sides and draw a line. Cut out and set aside.
  6. Cut decorative floral and words from the scrapbook papers.
  7. Lay your papers print side down on your craft mat and brush on the Ultra Matte. Apply to the frame surface. Smooth out by applying a top coat of Ultra Matte.
  8. Repeat step 7 for the ampersand. Glue onto the frame. Let dry.
  9. Add a fun memorable photo!
  10. Write the saying "You are my Sunshine" on the center board. Using the liner brush with Titanium White, paint over the letters. Let dry. Set on a love one's desk or dresser to show them you care!

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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