52 Creative Weeks #5: Framed

Well, this week I have to own up and admit that my 52 Creative Weeks project was almost a failure.  My intentions were good, but it turns out that I just didn't have enough time to scavenge to frames that I needed to get started on my gallery wall.  


But I did have a couple of frames that inspired a very small project that turned out well.  


So I had this print that I ordered a few weeks ago:


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I had a lovely red hued wooden frame that I was planning on using for this print, but it was sort of boring.  So I decided to hang it nested inside an empty frame.  


And of course, I had to paint the empty frame, because I just wanted an extra splash of color.  


Here's what the frame started out like:


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After a couple of layers of gesso:


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After a couple of layers of paint:


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And here's what it looked like when I got both frames hanging on the wall:


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Although you can't tell from the photos, the walls in my living room are an incredibly light green.


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And the rest of the room has touches of this same blue color and some red as well:


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I'm happy with the end result and will continue to collect frames and prints in hopes that I can finally get my gallery wall started at some point!