I’ve been buying up small frames with a lot of detail like these. They’re a lot of fun to play with since those details hold the glaze and antiquing dust so well.
How to Create a Fun Red and Turquoise Painted Finish
First, I cleaned the frames. Thrift store frames can be pretty dusty. Especially when they have a lot of detail on them as these frames had.
Next, two coats of turquoise paint. Pretty, but I wanted the detail on the frames to stand out even more.
Then I added the red paint with my palette knife. This painting technique is a lot of fun. It’s easier to show you than to explain it so I shared this painting method on a Facebook Live video.
Did you see me scratch the finish? I didn't realize there was some dried paint on my rag when I was removing the glaze and it scratched the paint.
But I went back over that area with the same steps and it all blended in just fine.
So what do you think of this finish? I think I’ll try it in a different color combination. This frame especially looks a little like it’s a piece of evidence from a crime scene! Eeeek!
Maybe I should use these for Halloween decorations?
Make sure you come by my blog to get more details and see the video. It's much easier to understand if you can SEE it and not just read about it.
Thanks for reading!