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Picture frame made of cardboard - painting advice please !!!

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MaryAmericanSmooth Tue 22-Sep-09 11:53:21

am experimenting making picture frames from some very stiff,solid cardboard - I want to paint it, but what would you recommend..the colour would either stand alone or be used as a base to decorate further -it'd depend..don't want the card to bend or buckle. tia !

MaryAmericanSmooth Tue 22-Sep-09 12:12:26


OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 22-Sep-09 12:37:48

I've used wood varnish to quite a good wood effect.
dunno if that helps.

MaryAmericanSmooth Tue 22-Sep-09 12:47:13

think I need a base colour,then I could use clear varnish,possibly...

kiwibella Tue 22-Sep-09 16:40:40

there is a whole rainbow of acrylic colours. Do you want a colour to complement the brown cardboard?

MaryAmericanSmooth Tue 22-Sep-09 17:21:08

thanks kiwibella - have found some acrylic in the craft shop - suitable for cardboard !

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