Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Crackled Scallops



nope. it's not a fish recipe. its this frame i just finished making. i put the thank you in it just so you could see:
i was on a hunt for a frame to put the thank you in (oh thank goodness grammar doesn't count, huh?) I looked in several local antique stores but nothing the right size. I then hit M's and came upon a frame i think will work (black and gold) and then saw some clearanced frames. Then i got a little brainstorm - adding this scallop trim to one of them. Yes, it involved a miter box and saw - but it took no time to do. Painted it up with some gold and antique white acrylic paint with a crackle medium and voila: cute little frame. I am quite pleased with it. Now i'm thinkin i'd like to try another - this time with black and gold. Oh and here's another frame i painted up:

this one had the prettiest shell pattern on the inside of the frame edge. I really like how that came out too.

So,what are you making?

6 comments:

MyRDreams said...

Tracy...love the frames. That scalloped edge is perfect. You have become a woodworker too!!! LOL. Great gifts. ps...I like the new blue you.

Kris

Babsarella said...

Girlfriend, you are AMAZING!!! I LOVE the frames and using a miter box, dang that is IMPRESSIVE!!!

KraftyKerilou said...

I love the vintage look of those frames!!

Rein said...

Wonderful!

michelleinfantino said...

Very pretty. Lovin that cool new alpha.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

I am making vintage scrap bundles to sale;
Thank you for visiting my blog and leading me here to your wonderrful place!!

Happy Thanksgiving!