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Bringing New Life Into Old Frames

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Love the frame hate the art!

Mel and I saw these frames at the Antique Trove in Roseville and I thought I might be able to do something with them. I took them home and they sat around for a while. I figured since I have just got into water coloring this would be a great next project.

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I wasn’t sure that the flat house paint and the watercolor paint would work together but it worked great!

The first thing I did was sand down that tacky palm image so the surface was smooth. Once sanded I used an antique white flat house paint to cover the old image and give me a new canvas.

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As before the first thing to do is sketch it out and then mix your colors. This particular painting is from a set of Carlos I saw that I just joined together to make one painting,

This one took about a day to paint. We are happy with the results.

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Here is how it turned out. Here you can see the two Carlos I joined into one piece. (Carlo 1 & Carlo 2).

This next one was more of an original idea.

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These will look soo great in our Tiki Room!

I love that these frames were able to be used with new art. I think it is always important to realize that re-purposing items can make them new again!

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It has been fun getting back into my artistic form again. I hadn’t been actively drawing for some time now. I think If I were alive during the time Carlo was producing watercolors I would have tried to get on as one of the student artists.

Also, Here is another one I recently knocked out for our Tiki Room. I guess I am on some kind of jungle cat kick!

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A Carlo style cat fight scene.

I think I will take a break from painting and pick up my gloves again and start restoring some furniture.

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8 responses »

  1. You are so talented! I had no idea you could paint! Looks GREAT!!!

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  2. You are amazing….simply amazing….

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  3. You are amazing…simply amazing….

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  4. Beautiful artwork! (You should sign your art šŸ™‚ The jungle cats look great in those frames šŸ™‚

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