Monday, October 17, 2022


I’ve painted quite a lot of frames earlier than, however due to Alex Beard I used to be lately 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 *nearly* able to clear them out, however that is such an amazing 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 in every of my earlier body makeovers

If you happen to haven’t bought any previous frames mendacity round and don’t need to purchase new ones, this makeover would work equally effectively on charity store frames – I’ve additionally executed 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 in the event you make a mistake.

The artwork under is by Poppy BH which I purchased from the Studio Sale through The Public sale Collective. As a result of it has uncooked edges I believed it will look higher on prime of the mount relatively than hiding beneath it and I need to admit, it seems to be 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 previous 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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