Monday, October 7, 2013

Painted Frames

I've sure had my hands full with redoing frames the last couple of weeks. I thought I'd show you a few of the ones that are completed. Some go to our little space at the Antique Mall and others are listed on Etsy.

This one reminds me of frames that my mam-maw used to have in her home, with the ornate details painted in different colors, also painting the little squiggles around the perimeter. It looks so old fashion to me.
hand painted ornate frame
When I started painting this one, I was going for a concrete/stone faux finish. It looks so chunky and heavy though it's all in the paint treatment that I gave it. What do you think-does it give you the feeling of stone?
hand painted frame
This last one I've used one of my favorite techniques of using layers of gesso for that Old World feel paying attention to the ornate areas to really give it some pop.
ornate frame hand painted
I have several more frames that I'm working on in our workshop. I'm really trying to get as much done before the cooler weather hits, it's always difficult to get any painting done when the temps drop. So I'd better get back to work!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

From the Heart,


  1. Love, love, love what you have done with the frames! Can't wait to see what you do with the rest :)

  2. Really pretty frames! My Mom will love these too. She has a frame addiction lol!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley


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