Monday, May 21, 2012


 Last week I showed you how I used Gesso to change up some Decorative items  here . Using Villibarnes technique check her out here.

Now I am going to show you how it turned out on some frames I came by.


I received these wonderful frames from a couple we are friends with in Florida. 
Aren’t they just beautiful?  Unfortunately no one wants large gold frames anymore.  Not at the store I see my things at anyway.  What to do, what to do.

You may remember my post about the Old World technique I used on my decorative pieces I wrote about here.
Villibarnes does a lot of frames as well and well why not give it another try.

First thing I did was paint them in the grey color.  I don’t believe my grey is as dark as the one she uses. 
I let that dry.   The next step is to paint it all over with Gesso.  This time I thinned down the Gesso it was much easier to get the Gesso into all the little crevasses that way.  I also did only one side at a time thinking that the Gesso might dry to quickly. I used a t-shirt material this time to wipe off the Gesso.  It worked a little better than the cheese cloth I used the first time I tried this technique.
IMG_0943 IMG_0846Here is the frame that is not so ornate.
I really like the technique because  the finish is a real dry look.  Almost like stone.

Here is another one that I did and I added a Chalk Board into the frame.  This one is much larger than the others.  This measure where the chalkboard is at 20x24.  Good size.
All for sale at Treasures Resale Consignment Store, Roswell GA

Have a great week everyone.


  1. I like this treatment Connie, and I think it is a good match for chalkboard too!

  2. Thanks for the shout out Connie. You did a great job.


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