|photo credit: David Pierini|
8. For the next part, you’ll need a dust mask. Tiny bits of silver leaf fly around and you must not breathe that in.
9. It’s an expected part of the process that there will be little bits that are not glued down. You just rub those away, gently with your fingers. All the silver leaf that’s in contact with the size will stay put.
10. Continue buffing down all those edges.
11/12. Once the excess was rubbed away, I could see the areas that didn't have silver leaf on them. I decided to go for a 2nd round. If you need to do this too, apply size on all the parts where bare wood (or paint) shows through.
13. I found I had missed a lot of those recessed areas and was wishing I’d chosen a simpler frame! Get that paint brush into all those little areas.
18. Apply the sealer smoothly, do not allow it to puddle. I also sealed the back, as it was sticky from size dripping through to the other side.
And there they are. A craft-store and a thrift-store frame with a new lease on life. Read on to see what I did with the laser cut frame!
Our TV remote used to get lost so often that I thought I should velcro it to the wall! I finally did it, but with some real style ... placing it in a silver leafed frame! If you're interested in doing this, here's what you need:
1 package of Command Strips for hanging picture frames