Friday, October 15, 2010

Sneak Peek Friday



Welcome to my studio for Sneak Peek Friday. 

Years ago I had this brilliant idea that I would buy used frames on Ebay and from garage sales to recycle for my art.  If the frame was ugly, I could paint it black and have an instant framed artwork.   Never quite got around to it, as you see my lovely collection here.  So one of my goals is to complete this project and fill with prints for either my house or elsewhere.

Here's an example of one of the pictures I have stockpiled.  This print was ruined by the cardboard used for backing, but the frame is still in good condition.   


Here's one of the finished frames ...new print by Diana Mulder :), new mat and new backing.


Here's another landscape mixed media print. 


Here they are in the entry of my house.  I only used 2 frames from my collection, so I got a lot of work to do.  I made a large print of "Cutie Patootie",  and he looks darling on the wall.   More pics to come. 

If you would like join us, just visit Jennifer at  "In the Studio"  and give it a try.

10 comments:

Jill said...

I'm with ya on the frames,and my pile of cabinet doors is growing too. Strats off sounding like a good idea but the follow through never happens for me. Funny thing is, I STILL KEEP BUYING THEM.
Happy Friday!

Robin Norgren said...

what a great idea! And of course your work ENHANCES the beauty of the retooled frames.

Artist Terri Smith said...

Diana..Fabulous frame idea. Your prints look SENSATIONAL! The Matting Was A Nice Touch! Have a Great Weekend!

Roban Studio said...

Recycling old frames is a fabulous idea which I do too. A little sand paper, some spray paint, and voila...new frame! Your work looks fabulous in them.

Carola Bartz said...

I love the ideas with the frames. In thrift stores I see so many used frames in good condition that I've often wandered whether I should get them. Perhaps I'd give it a shot and use it for my photos. Thank you for the inspiration, Diana!

Jen said...

I love the idea of repurposing and reusing. The frames look great and you spent so much less than a new frame!

Cathy Bueti said...

The frames look great! And your new painting looks so beautiful in them! :)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Love your collection of frames... I too have a lovely collection of them. They are great to use!! What gorgeous prints you made... they look fantastic! The mats look great! Thanks for the peek. :)

Cindy said...

Yep, I am among your readers with a stockpile of recyclable frames. I did use a bunch of them to frame and hang some of my little girl's art work, but the pile is still quite large!!! LOL. You might have inspired me to do more with what is left!

Valerie Weller said...

Wonderful idea Diana--oh no-- another thing to collect! But sooo very worth it. I love how your beautiful art is accentuated by the repurposed frame. Thanks for this lovely post.