Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Chalk-painted Frame/Chalkboard & First Dibs to my Readers

One of the top posts I’ve ever written was about morphing a frame using chalk paint. The photos are sub-par at best, and I cringe every time I look at them, perplexed how it could be such a popular post.

Today I’m going to remedy that.

I found another gold resin frame recently, and knew it would be the perfect candidate for a chalk paint makeover.

This time, I chose to start with a base of vivid grass green. I painted it over the entire frame.

The next color is a dark turquoise. I applied this color haphazardly using a bristle fan brush.

I then did a wet distress, which is nothing more than wrapping a portion of a rag around your index finger, dipping it in water, then rubbing the paint off all the raised details of the frame. (If you accidentally rub paint off where you didn’t want to, you can always touch it up later.) The reason I wet-distress a gold resin frame, is because if you use sandpaper, it will reveal the white resin beneath the gold.

After that step, I did some fine-tuning with metallic gold paint. Finally, I sealed it with clear wax. I didn’t use dark wax this time, because I wanted to keep all the coloring fresh and brighter.

I added a chalkboard I made with a 5x7 canvas board. The easel back allows for displaying horizontal or vertical. Outer dimensions of frame are
8-1/2” x 6-1/2”. 

As I stated in my last post, I am testing out the possibility of selling some of my creations from this blog. Today, I am offering first dibs on this frame to my readers, before I list it in my Etsy shop. 

UPDATE: Offer has ended. Now Listed on Etsy.
Reader’s Special Price: $24 + Priority Mail. If not sold via the blog, $32 + Priority Mail via Etsy. Email me with your Zipcode for exact shipping rate. I will include the frame’s original glass upon request.

Next creation in the works…..something that involves rusty, aged chicken wire!

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  1. Love it! I am drawn to gold frames with all their gaudy I know what to do to them to transform them from gaudy to classy.

  2. What a beautiful transformation, love the colors. I never thought about using chalkboard paint directly on the the idea!!

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