Decorated Boat Photo Frame

This boat photo frame was a joint effort between me and my son!Decorated Boat Photo Frame - kids can help make this gift!

 

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My son and I decided to decorate a plain wooden frame with a boat theme for my husband! This large frame has wonderful wide edges that makes it perfect for decorating!Decorated Boat Photo Frame - kids can help make this gift!

We decided to paint the background in two tones to resemble the sky and the water. We used Apple Barrel Light Blue Gloss for the sky and Apple Barrel Cobalt Hue Gloss for the water. I marked out where the divide in colors should be on the frame, and then my son started with the sky. Then he painted the water – although he wanted me to do the join and the inside edges! The paint is quite thick so it only needed one coat.

Decorated Boat Photo Frame - kids can help make this gift!

After the paint was dry we added some decoration. My son painted a wooden anchor with Apple Barrel Pure Silver. It needed a couple of coats because there were bits he missed the first time!Decorated Boat Photo Frame - kids can help make this gift!

I used stencils from the PLAID Sea Life pack for the waves and ship’s wheel. For the waves I used Martha Stewart Mother of Pearl, and applied the paint with a spouncer. I used Apple Barrel Real Brown Gloss for the ship’s wheel.

When everything was dry, we painted it all with a layer of Mod Podge Gloss. Except… I have a confession. As I was getting everything out, my son reached for the Mod Podge and dropped it off the table. I didn’t think anything of it until it brushed on slightly bubblier than usual. I though it would dry fine but actually gave a very pleasing texture to our boat scene – a happy accident!

The finishing touch was to hot glue some spare rope from my husband’s boat around the edge of the frame (I hope the rope wasn’t for anything important…) and then add the anchor. Decorated Boat Photo Frame - kids can help make this gift!

Well I suppose actually the finishing touch was to add a photo! This was from last year and really shows how much my son and husband were enjoying themselves!

Decorated Boat Photo Frame - kids can help make this gift!

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