Wednesday, November 6, 2013

FRESH LOOK: gold leaf {painted pressed ferns}

Gold Painted Pressed Ferns via homework | carolynshomework.comA few years ago I created some pressed fern art for my dining room. The ferns were a vibrant spring green and looked so fresh and clean.



Pressed Ferns via homeworkHere they are – you can see how I pressed them and framed them here.

Gold Painted Pressed Ferns via homework | carolynshomework.comOver the past few years, the fresh green color slowly faded into a sad brown. It was definitely time to freshen them again. Gold accents are really in style right now so I thought I’d try to salvage my pressed ferns by painting them gold.

Gold Painted Pressed Ferns via homework | carolynshomework.comA tiny paint brush, gold craft paint and a steady hand are all you need to give dead pressed leaves a new lease on life.

Gold Painted Pressed Ferns via homework | carolynshomework.comOnce the paint was dry, I put them back in the frame and rehung them.

Gold Painted Pressed Ferns via homework | carolynshomework.comThe frames fit perfectly on the narrow wall space surrounding the bay window. This was a quick and easy update to freshen up the unsightly prints. When spring rolls around, I may want to press some new ferns and go back to the spring green color but for now, I love the gold look.

Gold Painted Pressed Ferns via homework | carolynshomework.com
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13 comments:

  1. ME ENCANTA!!!!QUE DELICADO QUEDA .
    SON PRECIOSAS LAS HOJAS.
    SALUDITOS

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  2. Oh my gosh, you definitely have a steady hand! The ferns look beautiful in both green and gold, but what I love the most is the way you framed 3 within 1 frame.

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  3. Carolyn, the fern leaves look great in gold. Now that is really taking recycling to a new level!

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  4. So beautiful, Carolyn! Gold makes everything better, in my opinion ;).

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  5. What wonderful work! I know it took tons of patience.

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  6. Beautiful!!! I like them better in gold.

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  7. Carolyn... as always... so elegant! Beautiful!

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  8. Wow, What a great idea... I love it!

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  9. Personally, I like them even better painted gold!

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  10. How lovely! The gold really makes them pop, and makes them look so elegant! Lovely!

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  11. I love these Carolyn and featured them in the Whimsy Wednesday link party tonight!
    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/whimsy-wednesday/whimsy-wednesday-link-party-89/

    Have a good week!

    Susan

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