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Picture purr-fect

Transform a picture of your pet cat into a real masterpiece.

Picture purr-fect - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 01

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Coloured glass nuggets, Photo of your cat, PVA glue, Resene Quick Dry Acrylic Primer Undercoat, Resene Testpots in the following colours: Resene Bombshell and Resene Mandy, Wooden frame with backing cardboard

Top tip: If you don’t have a picture of your pet, use a photograph from an old magazine or calendar.

Here's another idea: Create an instant jungle feel by decorating your frame in a tiger pattern – we used testpots of Resene Chilean Fire and Resene Black.

Make a cat photo
Picture purr-fect

Make a cat photo Another idea: Jungle effect

Step 1
Step one
Remove backing cardboard and glass, and then paint the wooden frame with one coat of Resene Quick Dry Acrylic Primer Undercoat.
Step 2
Step two
Once the primer has dried, paint the frame with one coat of Resene Mandy. Let this dry, and then paint it with a second coat of Resene Mandy. Leave the frame to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Using the PVA, glue a line of glass nuggets around the top edge of the frame, as shown.
Step 4
Step four
Continue gluing the nuggets around the remaining edges of the frame. Once all four edges are finished, leave the frame to dry overnight.
Step 5
Step five
Paint the piece of backing cardboard with one coat of Resene Bombshell. Leave this to dry then paint with a second coat.
Step 6
Step six
Once the second coat has dried, place your cat photo on the piece of backing cardboard, trim to fit, then glue in position with a few of drops of PVA. Once it’s dry, put the picture and glass back into the frame, then step back and admire your masterpiece!

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