Wallpaper Artwork Tutorial

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Create beautiful framed artwork for less than $100! This is a great way to achieve the look of an oversized sofa painting at a fraction of the cost.

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Wallpaper Artwork Tutorial

  1. 1. Creating beautiful, framed artwork for your wall for less than $100!
  2. 2. Materials Needed: <ul><li>Board cut to desired size of finished artwork, less one inch. For example, we used smooth wall paneling cut to 3’11” tall x 5’11” wide (to achieve a 4’ x 6’ piece of art). Look for something lightweight. </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic polymor wall trim molding cut to desired size of finished artwork. Cut each corner in at a 90 ˚ angle. </li></ul><ul><li>Wallpaper – I used a little under one roll for this project. </li></ul><ul><li>Wallpaper glue – I made my own glue using flour and water. </li></ul><ul><li>Paint brushes – one for wallpaper glue, one for paint </li></ul><ul><li>Wallpaper brush to smooth bubbles </li></ul><ul><li>Paint edging tape </li></ul><ul><li>Razor blade </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy-duty glue – we used Goop </li></ul><ul><li>Packing tape </li></ul><ul><li>Damp sponge </li></ul><ul><li>Picture hanging brackets and screws </li></ul><ul><li>Screwdriver </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Measure and mark vertical, level lines in pencil as a guide for each sheet of wallpaper. Carefully glue the wallpaper, matching the design, and leave a little overhang along the edges. </li></ul>
  4. 4. If there is glue on the surface of the wallpaper, simply wipe off with a damp sponge. When mostly dry, trim excess wallpaper along edges using a razor blade.
  5. 5. Glue plastic wall trim pieces together at corners to create your frame. Check to make sure each corner creates a right angle. Hold together with packing tape until completely dry.
  6. 6. Glue your new frame to the front of wallpapered panel and let dry completely. Once dry, tape around inside edge being careful to cover the wallpaper but none of the frame. Paint the frame using standard wall paint – you will likely need two coats.
  7. 7. Inspect the inside edges carefully for any needed touch-ups before removing tape. If you notice dried paint on the wallpaper after removing tape, very gently scrape it off with the side of a razor blade.
  8. 8. Screw picture hanging brackets onto the backside – be sure to check the depth of the screws against the depth of your artwork. We used three brackets for this project.
  9. 9. Simply hang on wall with screws. You will find your new artwork is surprisingly lightweight for its size! www.vintageliving.wordpress.com

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