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I bought this Malma frame from IKEA since last year and didn’t do anything with it until recently. This time using the plain color Malma frame, I painted it in Plaid Taffy. After I have decoupaged the surface with the decoupage napkin with pink rose motif I decided to apply Jo Sonja Crackle Medium on top of it.
Once it has started to crackle, I rubbed in Plaid Forest Green. The Crackle Medium used creates a tiny, porcelain like cracks that are quite hard to notice unless you rub in a second contrast color than the surface.
Oh, the wording has been printed on paper, traced on tracing paper then traced again using graphite paper on the frame surface. I colored in with black acrylic paint using a liner brush. Some people prefer to use marker pen for wording but I always color in my wording using acrylic paint. This way I don’t have to worry about the marker ink bleeds when I varnish the finish product.
Overall I was very pleased with the result. The frame has been given to a friend as a gift.