Recycled Calendar Prints
Don’t throw away those calendars with fine art pictures or photographs; recycle your favourite prints into a framed piece of wall art for your home or office.
Gold paint pen
Varnish or Paste Wax
Sand the picture frame and remove any dust. Paint the frame to completely cover old finish. Let dry.
Varnish the painted frame or, as I prefer, apply two coats of paste wax, buffing each coat to a rich sheen. Paste wax gives a wonderful sheen and won’t create the distracting glare that you get from some varnishes (taking away from your fabulous picture).
If your frame has a tired old matt, paint it too (acrylic artist paint works fine for this).
I’ve added a gold trim on the inside of the matt with a gold paint pen. On a piece of heavy cardboard, attach the calendar picture by placing a tiny dab of glue in each corner. Let glue dry, then assemble the picture in the frame and you have a work of art.
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