Monday, February 25, 2013

Bamboo Frame

Found this killer painting of a waterbuck 
(painted on a lavender bedsheet) 
at a thrift store for $2.00.  Sweet....

But what I really wanted was the bamboo frame.

I painted a coat of black semi-gloss latex paint over the frame and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it off.

This darkened it a bit and enhanced the lines of the bamboo.

After cleaning the glass really well, 
I added a drawing of a fox that I drew for Kevin.

I cut a piece of chip board with my exacto knife 
and used that as the backing. 
Then I taped it all up neatly with black gorilla tape.  

I like the rough edge of the watercolor paper and didn't want to cover it up with a traditional mat.  Instead, I laid the drawing on grey paper cut to size.  

 So foxy.

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