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Since it's Halloween month, a black cat post certainly seems appropriate! This is one of my favorite photos of my handsome Mr. B (who also happens to be my current banner)... I had a few of these 5x7 antique brass frames, and a while back I decided to transform one of them into a sparkly silver frame. (Check out Tales from an OC Cottage to see how she recently 'glittered' up some frames - they turned out great!)
So I got out my 'glitter bowl' which is full of glitters, shimmery paints, prisms and whatnot, and got to work... I sealed the frame; let it dry; painted it a shimmery silver; put on another coat of sealer and while that was still wet, I sprinkled silver glitter over the frame... (I got this "German Glass Glitter" from Lori at Katie's Rose Cottage - it's great stuff!!! I have a lot of Christmas projects I'm going to be using this on!)
Anyhow, sometimes things don't turn out as planned... I love the way the frame turned out, but I actually think the old brass frame brought out the gold in Mr. B's eyes... So I put him back into the brass frame that I hadn't painted...
And then I found a perfect photo for the new sparkly silver frame - a favorite photo of the girls from the early 90's, printed out in b&w... Sometimes it works out even better when things don't turn out as originally planned!