I did like the frame with all of its carved details. It was a plastic frame but I was going to turn it into stone! Well with paint of course. I used a dry brush technique like the one in my Lamp Redo post. I actually painted on and wiped off on that post. This one is painting light on dark.
I painted right over the print with chalk paint and continued to the frame. Using my brush to push paint into the crevices.
With detailing like this it is easy to highlight. I used gesso and dry brushed in a circular motion. In my lamp redo I used a beige paint. The key is to dry brush.
See how it starts to pull out the details. I love the texture the ASCP has when painted.
There really isn't a way to mess this up. Just make sure you don't cover over all the dark color.
This is some yummy detailing. It changed an ugly gold plastic frame into this!
How do you like the before and after?