We Made It Framed Portrait

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We Made It Framed Portrait

Crafting Time:
  • Weekend Project
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Additional Information


Paint what you see, or add your own personal touches to make your portrait picture perfect. After all, you’re the Artist!


  • We Made It by Jennifer Garner Framed Portrait Kit
  • Protected work surface
  • Picture of choice
  • #2 pencil
  • Tape
  • Plastic cup (optional)


Remove canvas from wood frame.

Use sponge dauber to prep canvas by painting it with white paint. Allow to dry overnight.

Paint unfinished wood frame color of choice. For a stain appearance, mix paint and water in a plastic cup and brush a single coat onto wood. Allow to dry.

Lay vellum paper of chosen picture. Trace image onto vellum paper using pencil.

Turn vellum over, angle pencil and shade over image completely.

Lay vellum with image side up on canvas. Secure with tape.

Trace over all original lines of image. Remove vellum from canvas, leaving the outline.

Paint the self portrait. Allow to dry.

Place canvas back in frame.


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