Stationery - Chiswick

POP paint restored frame.

Posted on 21 Jan 2016

I have been missing in action, and in case you were wondering I have been painting up a storm – yes with my POP paint.
Honestly I just can’t get enough of this amazing product.
I so enjoyed painting that I almost forgot about documenting the processes and blogging – but here I am with some more inspiration.
I have loads of old frames begging for new life, and this old lady got her turn last week.
pop frameWhat once was an old silver frame has now gotten a new modern Urban coat  perfect for some artistic art. Dont you think?
Here’s how I dressed her up and revived her…
step 1 – Paint a layer of POP paint in the colour Urban onto the frame and leave to dry.
step 1step 2 – Lightly sand the entire frame and distress the raised areas to reveal the original colour of the frame.
Distress it as much or as little as you want – depending on the end result you want.
step 2step 3 – Add a layer of wax to make the paint pop. The clear wax makes the Urban paint come top life adding some shine and sparkle.
Add the wax and buff it to a shine to protect and seal the frame.

step 3a
Adding clear wax to painted wood makes it come to life – you can clearly see the difference and it’s worth the effort.
(compare step 2 and 3)
detail 2Now add your art work, photo or scrapbook layout into the frame and hang.
I love that I can update and add a modern twist to old and dated items around the house using my POP paint.
detail 4My art work inside the frame was a play date I had with a friend and inspired by the techniques of Finnabair.
My nest question is – have you gotten your hands on some POP paint and what is your favourite colour?
Happy painting until next time!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.