The Craft In Me

A blog devoted to all my crafty endeavors.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Thrift Store Frame Makeover

Frame Makeover!

I've been using this awesome metallic gold paint recently and decided to jazz up this old worn out frame with it.



I love this paint because it stays true to its color, you don't need a million coats and it just makes everything look great!

Here's the metal frame. $2

As you see, it was goldish in color to begin with, kind of something you would find on your grandmothers end table sitting over a crochet doily. So I didn't take it too far from where it had originally been...

I "primed" the frame just with some white craft paint.

Decorative scrapbook paper is one of my favorite crafts to work with right now.

I layered the inside of this frame with 5 different sheets of scrapbook paper. Use simple craft glue to hold them in place.

Using a stamp of the Fleur de lis with the same metallic gold paint used on the frame. That way the stamp ties it all together.

New Paintings!

Ok, so I'm not a painter, at least I've never considered myself one. However, I've started painting. And really don't know where some of my creations come from, they just kind of, happen.

Well actually, many times it begins when I see something on retail and I just refuse to buy it, #1 because often it costs way too much, or #2 I KNOW that I could make that myself.

Plus the joy and satisfaction of knowing I made it myself. :)

So here's piece number one:

Abstract, yes, and yes, all my own design (grin). There's no particular meaning but when I was finished, it all reminded me of waves, fire, and a sort of planet like thing about to be swallowed up by it all. Hmmm, got a bit psychological for a minute...

Anyway, I'm somewhat satisfied with it. I think it needs a touch more depth to it, if you know what I mean.

Ok, demonstration number two:

This painting was inspired by artists on etsy, the trees in particular. I don't know if these types of paintings have a specific name but I've seen lots of them by different artisans. I've always been an admirer and now I hope to be admired with this piece. I do like!

Both painting are on 16" x 20" wooden framed canvas, and I used regular craft paint. Not sure how long canvas painting will hold my attention but it's got me for now!