CINDER ROSE

Tuesday continued . . . . . I found a few last pink blooms on my walk to pick up some paints, hardy little mites battling against the wintery seaside breeze, barely staying still long enough for me to catch on camera, I will be sad when these last flashes of colour are gone and all the shrubs and branches lay bare awaiting spring.Once home I set about turning this old gilt frame into a new notice board. I measured out the insert size onto an old cork pin board, which I had previously wrestled from its surprisingly resilient frame, cue hammer used as crow bar, nosy cats and splinters flying!  I then painted over the gilt with one coat of a pale pink, Farrow and ball ‘Calamine’ which was too pale, so once that was dry I tried a top coat of ‘Cinder Rose’, and I think I like this much better.Next I found a scrap of fabric to cover the cork and cut it to size, then pushed it fabric facing into the frame, tugging gently all round to make sure the cotton was smooth on the visible side. After  trimming off the excess cloth I used a sponge to dampen gummed tape to secure it at each side before, using long lengths 2 on each edge (not shown) of the tape to completely seal all the edges and secure.  the cork inside. Left it to dry for about an hour then Ta Da! What are you making at the moment? Please share a link to any projects here so we can come visit and see x

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