Monday, January 11, 2010

Another New Look

Remember this canvas and frame makeover (click here)?

The frame turned out too pretty to store up in the attic all year with the Christmas decorations, so I had to come up with something new to put in it.

I took a inexpensive 16 x 20 canvas, some modeling paste and some paintable caulking.

I drew a VERY simple straight line design using the caulk gun.

And added some color with acrylic paints.

Just love it in that old frame!

I spent about $6 total on this work of art. Now that's pretty good for wall art!

The Shabby Chic Cottage


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


  1. What a great transformation! Lezlee

  2. This is just way too cute! It definitely goes onto my punch list of things to try.

  3. I LOVE this! How very creative you are! You have inspired me to try this.

  4. How cute! I did something similar, years ago, with a glue gun, then silver-leafed over it. Think it'd work the same. Yours turned out great!

  5. oh my gosh, I love it! It's so colorful! Caulk? brilliant!

  6. Ha! You are too creative - love it!

  7. Great job - love the fun orange flowers!

  8. I love it. How fun and colorful!

  9. That is SO FUN! Love the dap effect. Bookmarking this brainstorm!

    Thanks for linking them up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  10. Great job! The technique is so swell. I have done this on the walls for borders too! You did an excellent job with the colors and design. It looks superb! You have a real creative gift!

    Stop to meet you! Also, want to give you something --see the post!

    love, kelee

  11. that is so cool, I'd never think to do that

  12. LOVE this!! And you are right, that frame is waaaay too pretty to store away!!

    I am saving this to my favorites!!

    Lou Cinda

  13. What an amazing idea to use caulking - WOW! I'd love for you share this at my Power of Paint Party on Wednesdays... fantastic!

  14. This is truly a great piece of art. I love it! So cool. So lovely in the frame. Great job!

  15. I love that, I am going to have to try that.

  16. I never would have thought of something like this. While looking over your pics, an idea hit me. I can't draw a straight line even a ruler, so I will try to copy my son's simple drawings and try this.

    Thanks for the inspiration.


  17. Oh, I love this! And I have a few areas I didn't want to shell out money for artwork but needed something to put in place.

  18. This is awesome..$6?! Shut the front door!

  19. What a great use of Caulk. I love it!!!


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