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How to Make a Crewel Artwork Panel

For a cheerful accent to the classic blue walls, the team creates a crewelwork decorative panel above the fireplace.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Cut Illustration Board and Paint

Cut a piece of thick illustration board to fit the panel above the mantle.

Roll on a solid coat of OC-100 Palace White. Let dry.

Step 2: Trace Over the Crewel Pattern

Place transfer paper face down on the board and trace over the crewel pattern with a pencil . Remove paper to reveal the pattern.

Step 3: Draw Over Pattern with Dimensional Paint

Using cake-frosting tips, squeeze three-dimensional stencil paste onto the board and trace over vines, leaves and flowers to resemble a traditional crewelwork pattern. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Delta Texture Magic colors: Bungalow Blue, French Blue, Eucalyptus, Spring Green and Country Red

Step 4: Attach the Illustration Board Above the Mantle

Using small tack nails, attach the illustration board to the space above the mantle.