Tuesday, September 28, 2010

playtime

Today the frame painting continues
A little handmade frame needs a special treatment.
Here is how it was done.
fill smooth and paint in a soft grey that pleases.
draw a simple design on the frame


Mix some dirty pink to a stiff viscosity.
Paint dots that stand up above the surface
and leave to dry well.


Paint over with a deeper grey that works with the picture
three coats and leave to dry well
with ultra fine emery paper smooth back to 'find' the pink dots.
polish with ultra fine wire wool
test picture


Leave overnight to judge worth.