Monday, June 21, 2010

Eezy Peezy Wet Wash Frame Re-Do

So I'm showing how to do a super easy "wet wash" stain effect on a wooden frame...very easy and looks just like a stained wood piece!  I used this method for my Fathers Day message frame shown here.

What you need:
an unfinished wood frame, plaque, or whateveh...
craft paint (any color, I chose brown)
1 inch paint brush and a cup of water

I snagged this frame from the Dollar Tree for $1.

Step 1: Take the frame apart, removing the back and glass.

Step 2: Pour about a quarters worth of paint onto a paper plate.  Add more if needed.
I used this paint here:

Step 3: Get your brush completely wet and then coat it in the paint, both sides.  "Wet wash" the wood in a smooth motion going with the grain.  Continue until desired shade.

Step 4: Let dry.

 I tried to get a close up so you could see how the paint appears to be a stain with the wood grain showing thru, but my camera stinks so I didn't get a good pic.  But you get the idea.
*You could go an extra step and give it a layer of clear coat to seal it.

At this time we made a little memory message for daddy for Fathers Day.  We painted Jackie's hand and then I wrote the message.

Step 5: Once everything is dry, re-assemble!

A sweet message and it looks very manly paired with our books, a dark candle, and a horseshoe on a rustic wood bookshelf!  Love it!


I'm linking:

Motivate Me Mondays at Keeping It Simple
Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
Tot Tuesdays at Delicious Ambiguity
Anything Related at All Thingz Related
Creative Juices Tuesday at These Creative Juices
Hoo's Got Talent at Night Owl Crafting
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Creative Therapy at Life in the Pitts
Show us What You're Working With at Me and My Bucket
We Did It Wednesday at Sew Much Ado


  1. That is super cute!!! I bet he loved it!

  2. Aw, what an awesome present. This is so cute.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts.

  3. Looks great! And I know Dad loved it. :) My hubby got a framed scrapbook page from our son.

  4. What a fabulous tutorial and so cute! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!


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