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Wallpaper art

Turn a simple wooden frame and a piece of patterned wallpaper into an instant artwork with a little bit of help from Resene.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 64

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Clean cloth, craft knife, paintbrush, piece of patterned wallpaper, PVA glue, Resene Lustacryl to match wallpaper (we used Resene Panorama), Resene Quick Dry, sandpaper, wooden picture frame with MDF backing board.

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

Other ideas: Use this same technique to make art for a child’s bedroom using brightly patterned wallpaper and a vibrant colour from the Resene KidzColour range.

Step 1
Step one
Remove the MDF backing board from the picture frame.
Step 2
Step two
Carefully sand the picture frame to ‘key’ the surface. Wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the picture frame and allow two hours to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the MDF backing board and allow two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply two coats of Resene Lustacryl to the picture frame, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Cut a piece of wallpaper to fit the backing board.
Step 7
Step seven
Glue the wallpaper to the backing board with PVA glue, carefully pressing down with a clean cloth. Allow glue to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Replace the backing board into the frame and fix with PVA glue. Allow glue to dry before hanging.

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