First I want to say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to everyone who has subscribed and/or visited my page in the last couple days. I never dreamed that I would get this much exposure on DAY 2!
A special Thank you to Craptastic for featuring me today. It was such an honor and made my day extra special! See her button on my sidebar and pay her a visit.
I started with two large frames purchased from goodwill for $5 a piece, and a book from the dollar store that cost, you guessed it, $1. Thus my total of $11. (I already had the red paint on hand from another project).
Next, the pages needed to be aged a bit to match the rustic framing. I watered down about a dime size worth of brown craft paint and brushed it on sparingly in random places. I also dry brushed some areas for added texture. Again, you have to just trust your eye and play with it.
Next is the red paint! You could use any color really, I just love how the red contrasts with the old world rustic barn look. It adds a contemporary twist that makes it just my style :) My placement was abstract and random because again I was going for a modern twist. I had a semi-gloss red on hand from another project, Glidden Red Delicious to be exact. So I just used that because it was free... and I like free! In retrospect, and if I were to do this again, I may have chosen a matte paint with a primer underneath to get a more even toned color. Vinyl letters would also look nice and sharp.
Lots of love,