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Wallpaper collage painting

Transform an old picture frame into a beautiful antique effect collage with a little bit of help from Resene.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 35

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Cloth, MDF panel cut to fit frame, old, ornately moulded picture frame, paintbrushes, pieces of ‘heritage style’ wallpaper (we used pieces from a discontinued wallpaper sample book), PVA glue, ready mixed filler, Resene Crackle Effect, Resene Gold Effects, Resene Multishield+ (now Resene Concrete Clear) flat, Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, Resene testpots of Resene Amulet and Resene Ivy Green (x2).

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Mystic.

Other ideas: Create a sixties-inspired collage using purple coloured retro wallpaper and paint the crackleeffect frame with a base coat of Resene Paua and top coat of Resene Portage.

Step 1
Step one
Fix the MDF panel into the back of the frame with PVA glue and allow to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Fill any cracks in the frame with ready mixed filler and wipe off any excess with a cloth. Allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to both sides of the MDF panel and allow two hours to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply two coats of Resene Ivy Green to the frame and allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Crackle Effect to the frame and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Amulet to the frame and allow two hours to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Tear the wallpaper pieces into random shapes and fix to the MDF panel with Resene Multishield+ (now Resene Concrete Clear), applying one coat of Resene Concrete Clear over the wallpaper shapes. Allow to dry for two hours.
Step 8
Step eight
Lightly brush Resene Gold Effects over the frame to create gold ‘highlights’. Allow to dry before hanging.

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