The story of the Flea Market Frame

Are you like me a fan of Flea Markets and Garage sales. I just love pondering around looking at old stuff, trying to find the “catch” among the piles of rubbish. To be honest I really do not need and more stuff in our closets, but I can help myself when it comes to small items like frames, old clocks and books. You never know when they can be of use right?

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The frame I used for this projects is just one of those unnecessary items that found it´s way to our home via a Garage sale earlier this year. I originally had a plan to make it white and pink and to fill it up with flowers, but when I changed my mind when I got my hands on the new DIV Paints from Tattered Angels.

Please follow my step-by-step to make your own version of this frame:

1: What you need is a frame, white paint or gesso and then your favourite Tattered Angels Mediums.


2: As you can see on the picture above I have painted my frame with white (gesso) first. This will give you a better surface when you start building up your layers. I first painted one layer of DIY paint. I just love the color (Jade).



3: Before the paint is dry you spray on your favourite color of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I have used Gold. Leave it to dry or use a heater if you are inpatient.




4.  When completely dry highlight parts you think needs it with High Impact paint – I used Light Gold for the relief pattern. Leave to dry.





5. As a finishing touch you can add a bit of Glimmer Glaze to give a more deep effect. I used Icicle.




I hope I could inspire you to give new life to those unnecessary things you have collected over the years.

Products from Canvas Corp Brands

Tattered Angels DIY Paint Jade

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Gold”

Tattered Angels High Impact Paint “Light Gold”

Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze “Icicle”


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