I’ve painted lots of frames earlier than, however due to Alex Beard I used to be not too long ago impressed to strive portray image mounts in the identical color because the body. And I’ve to say, it’s a gamechanger!

Having saved all of our tester pots from the renovations I used to be *virtually* able to clear them out, however that is such an excellent use for them I’m actually happy I saved them. I’d had some Wilko frames for years they usually had been feeling a bit lacklustre, so that they had been ripe for a change. 

One among my earlier body makeovers

In the event you haven’t received any outdated frames mendacity round and don’t wish to purchase new ones, this makeover would work equally properly on charity store frames – I’ve additionally accomplished this earlier than with nice outcomes. Don’t be afraid to freestyle – if it’s not potential to take the image out of the body (typically they’re taped shut), paint comes off glass very simply, so don’t stress should you make a mistake.

The artwork under is by Poppy BH which I purchased from the Studio Sale by way of The Public sale Collective. As a result of it has uncooked edges I believed it might look higher on high of the mount quite than hiding beneath it and I have to admit, it seems pretty much as good as taking it to a framer! Right here’s how I did it…

Step 1. Sand your body

Step 2. Paint your body – I’m utilizing an outdated tester pot of Farrow & Ball ‘De Nimes’

Step 3. Paint your image mount in the identical color – this took 5 coats

Step 4. Put all of it collectively!



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