You might remember I purchased this print a few weeks ago at the VT Flower Show. In the spirit of finishing, I wanted to get it framed and displayed.

Unfortunately the frame I thought would work was too small, so the last time I was at ReStore, I found a nice wooden frame for $1.00. However, it was painted a bright blue. Ummmmmm. So I dug out the Verdigris Rub ‘N Buff, and some craft paint in Buttermilk and Alizarin Crimson pigment. First, I rubbed on a layer of the Verdigris, then took the same rag and dry rubbed in a layer of the Buttermilk, then the Crimson, and then touched up again with the Buttermilk (all layers were in the direction of the grain.) I think the frame really looks like worn barn wood without the messy chipping paint flakes.

picture frame


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