I've been antsy to get my artsty fartsy on lately.
I've been seeing so many inspiring things floating around the blogosphere and in particular from the lovely Julia at Pawleys Island Posh.
I adore her gold framed artwork (that she created herself!!!) in her living room and wanted to try to re-create it in my own home.
So I had been keeping my eye out for a thin gold frame for a few weeks and couldn't find any that I liked so I took matters into my own hands.
I found these cheapo frames at Michaels in the corner near the mattes. They were $7.99 each and if you use a 40% coupon...forget it, they are basically free!
The frames are plastic though and super glossy so I gave them a good coat of my fave primer. Then I glammed them up with the metallic gold spray paint.
I grabbed some thin canvas and a pack of oil paints and went to town.
Here's the thing. I painted these things weeks ago and they are still VERY wet. Whats the deal with that!?! I have no idea what I'm doing so maybe I should have treated the canvas first. Anyone know?
I couldn't put the glass on yet because they are still so wet even after I took my hairdryer to them.
I do love how the frames turned out and the price can't be beat. They are currently hanging over my loo so I didn't want to give you a distance shot because, really, no one wants to see that!
Julia! Hope you don't mind I totally hacked your artwork!
If you love her stuff as much as I do, I think she does custom artwork so hit her up!