These old gold metal pierced frames are just a dream
for their elegant bones and detailed crevices.
Layered with a homemade pale green paint,
then Duck Egg Blue, and finally an Olive wash.
But the details don't really come alive
till you add the dark wax.
Not just for patina, but also to accentuate the positive.
And how's this for not wasting a thing? I really hate having to toss out an easel back, just because the finish looks bad. These easels were originally those fugly, fuzzy, and faded burgundy ones. I have discovered that if you paint them enough to saturate all the fuzz, they are given a new lease on life. Chalk paint works great for these, but in this case,
On this frame, I just used a straight Provence blue,
As with the other frame, I distress them enough to expose
some of the gold beneath, just to add a little twinkle.
It always feels good to finish a project.
Especially one that's been glaring at me for months.
I've got more chalk-painted accessories in progress, which I
will reveal in the next post.