"Fit for a Renoir" Pair of Frames

By Lou Glaub, Owner at Dreamin' Big Designs in Cordova, TN.

This set of matching frames are "fit for a Renoir" after their thransformation with just a little paint and dust.

After cleaning with a soft toothbrush and allowing to dry well. Two coats of Heirloom Traditions Venetian was applied and once dried was sealed with a coat of Tree House Acrylic Matte Spray. The glaze mixture of 2 parts Venetian to 1 part Wise Owl Espresso watered down was lightly applied and wiped back with a baby wipe and while still very damp, Amy Howard Dust of Ages was sprinkled over the whole frame. After given time to dry, excess dust was whisked away using a chip brush and 'just because' another coat of spray acrylic was applied. These are now ready for your treasured family moments or a master's artwork from centuries ago or more recently painted by your own little "master artist's" fingers.


Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesShades of Gray

Color Recipe

  • 2 parts HT Venetian
  • 1 Part Wise Owl Espresso
  • A bit of water to make glaze consistency

Products Used

  • Heirloom Traditions Venetian
  • Tree House Studios Spray Matte Acrylic
  • Amy Howard Dust of Ages
  • Wise Owl Espresso

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