I had so much fun turning a plain black frame that I purchased from our Dollar Store into a delicious Shabby Chic masterpiece! I created this frame for one of my 3 projects for a swap I am currently participating in. I was sooooo lucky to have some beautiful laces and trims from Beverly's store: The Piece by Piece! I also used a couple of resin pieces from her shop as well: an oval frame (my fav! I have to get more of these!) and a bird. Her store link is located on the right side of my blog. I whitewashed most everything with white acrylic gesso. I textured the frame with the gesso as well. I even used the Prima brick mask to add some more dimension on the frame. I added a beautiful piece of poetry (the poem is not in its entirety) on the left frame written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I think it just lends itself well to the romantic feel of the project. And you all know how I like to add a touch of romance to my projects!! I loved dangling the chain on both pieces and in between to tie the two frames together! I gotta do that again on my next frame! I will be making a few more of these-different designs, of course!! I hope you find yourself trying this type of creation! It would make a great gift for that special someone! And that special someone could be yourself! :) Anyhoo! Here's some close up pictures! Thanx for stopping by!! Hugzzzzzzz!