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Upcycled Framed Calendar

Keep your schedule handy with this fun, floral upcycled framed calendar. This is an easy project to create for a charming personalized touch to your work space. Use FolkArt Etching Cream to make our thrifted frame into a stylish calendar.

At a Glance:

Project #16006 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint Logo
  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo
  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Navy Blue, 2 oz. - 403

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Fire Coral, 2 oz. - 2740

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

FolkArt ® Glass Etching Cream™, 2.98 oz. - 2731

Number Needed: 1 $13.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz. - CS11245

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Gold, 2 oz. - 3081

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Stencil Tape, 3/4" x 25 yds. - 50380

Number Needed: 1 $9.99 $6.90
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Large thrifted frame
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Dry eraser markers
  • Large piece of foamcore board
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • pencil

instructions

  1.  Remove the glass from the frame.
  2. Clean glass with the
  3. Paint the frame with Treasure Gold.
  4. Tape off seven ¼” stripes going horizonal.  Make sure all the lines are equally spaced.
  5. Apply the etching cream following the instructions on the bottle.
  6. Tape off six ¼” stripes going vertical.  Make sure all lines are equally spaced.
  7. Apply cream to glass.
  8. Cut the foamcore board to fit the frame.
  9. Paint the entire board with Fire Coral. 
  10. Once dry tape off the top portion and the bottom portion and paint Navy.  Refer to the photo for placement of color.
  11. Cut out flowers from the scrapbook paper and Mod Podge on the Navy portions of the board.  Refer to photo for placement.
  12. When putting the frame back together make sure the etched side of glass is facing the board on the inside.
  13. Plan out your month using the dry erase markers on the glass.

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Cool colors are all the colors on the Green and Blue side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Green, Green, Blue/Green, Blue, Blue/Purple, Purple are all cool colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
Transparent colors are thinned with medium or water to create a wash or a glaze of color that you can see through to the underlying surface.
Warm colors are all the colors on the yellow and red side of the color wheel. Yellow, Yellow/Orange, Orange, Red Orange, Red, Red/Purple, Purple are all warm colors. All colors on the color wheel can be both warm and cool except Orange.
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