Here are two projects I’ve been working on for a week.
Recently, I found a very shiny silverplated frame without glass (of course, I had a piece of glass just the right size in the basement–I am my own store) for $1.
I didn’t like it much because it was too new looking, so I worked on it with gesso, acrylic paint, and dark wax and used it to frame a inkjet print of Marie Antoinette on a piece of painter’s tarp that I’d done a while ago.
I also found a silverplated base (not sure what it was the base of, but it was alone on the thrift store shelf for $1), to which I added some metal stampings from my jewelry findings collection to make a crown.
I worked on it with gesso, paint, wax, etc. Here are the results!