Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Frame for Curse of the Raven




I've been getting many inquiries about the frame for The Curse of the Raven (Ashes to Ashes). Here's the low down:




Got to Target and look in their frame section. Look for a white chippy frame with blue and olive green stripes on the side. The front opening measurements are 3 1/2 x 5. When Anne and I found ours, they were on sale for $6.88 or something like that.




Paint the front of the frame an olive-y green. Give it two coats for good measure. After that dries, paint the front and sides of the frame black. Cover it thoroughly. After the black dries completely, use steel wool or very fine sandpaper to remove a little of the black paint - just a little. You want the olive green to show through a little, not tons. When you're happy with the results use a metalic gold marker to write "Ashes to ashes" and "Dust to dust" on the "stripes" of the frame using your very best handwriting. I practiced about twenty times and it was still scary! But, if you screw up, just recoat with black and try again.




Easy, easy, easy!

11 comments:

KarenV said...
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Deb said...

Easy is right! And right within my budget!!

Beth Twist said...

Truly, you are a girl after my own heart!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a fun project!

Cari said...

I love it when a plan comes together!! Thanks for the instructions!! Yea!!

Lori said...

I've seen this one in person...
STUNNING!!!!!!

thanks for the tip my Friend!
Blessed be~
Lori

Siobhan said...

Thanks for the info, Kathy! That frame is fabulous. Hope you're having a great time at Market!

Marianne said...

Very clever! I love this!!

clob said...

ho i like it so much !
it's the first time i read your blog .. and i 'm very happy thanks for all
clob
http://missfilbroderie.canalblog.com/

Carol R said...

Now if only they has a Target in the uK!

Jane said...

I suspected that you had made the frame; it was too, too perfect for the design. Thanks for the instructions. I'm going to Target this weekend anyway and I'll be sure to look for this.

You have a great eye to see the potential for this frame in a white with stripes frame. :)
Jane

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