Framed again

Will I never tire of transforming these little thrift store frames? I doubt it. The large one was brown plastic and the metal floral one was painted bright red and green. I love matching these little frames up with just the right prints.

Here’s the process:

I painted each of them dark brown, and added a layer of gold paint to the large one and patina blue to the floral one.

two 001Then comes the gesso coat.

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Finally, an antiquing glaze on the metal one and dark wax on the plastic one.

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The little engraving in the large frame is Marie Antoinette’s wedding.

I’m now working on a set of very small faux Sevres snuff boxes. But I have to go to the storage locker to get some supplies so it may be a few days before they debut.



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