Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Carved Wood Picture Frames
We carved and painted plain solid wood frames (purchased for $1 each at Michael's Arts and Crafts) to be given to friends as a wedding gift. I drew the designs onto a piece of paper which I then taped onto the frames. I imprinted the design into the wood by using a sharp metal object. I removed the paper, carved out the images, painted the frames green, and let the paint dry. I then filled in the carved design with brown paint and used a cloth to smudge a bit of the brown paint over the green surface to antique it a bit. I finished it off by painting all of the edges brown and spraying the whole frame with a glossy clear acrylic. I am proud to say that even after a year of marriage our friends still have these picture frames prominently displayed.