In our attempt to acquire every Carlo of Hollywood watercolor on the face of the Earth we came across these two smaller ballerina pieces. I really liked the tealish green around the upper edge of the art work and it gave me an idea on refinishing the frame.
The finish on the frames was worn and chipping off.
One of the frames had separated at the seams. The first step was to get some wood glue and put tape on the underside of the seam and fill the gap with glue and let sit overnight.
Whats the pink/purple stuff you might say! It is one of my trusty repair tools…..spackle! I use it to fill in the seams that still have gaps after the glue dries. This spackle turns white to indicate it is dry.
Just a dab is all you need.
Once you pack the spackle into the crack use a damp cloth to wipe off the excess.
Here one of the frames is painted drying. The other frame has spackiling that is hardening up in the sun.
And here it is. As you can see the seams of the frame are undetectable and with the accent of color on the edge of the frame it ties it all together.
I think they really pop now!
Every time I hang one of these re-finished Carlo’s I just fall in love with his talent as an artist and just want to find more pieces.