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.
In the event you haven’t received any outdated frames mendacity round and don’t wish to purchase new ones, this makeover would work equally properly on charity store frames – I’ve additionally accomplished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 Paint your body – I’m utilizing an outdated tester pot of Farrow & Ball ‘De Nimes’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!