Mixed media artists and their friends are scavengers. A friend found a bunch of frames in the trash. They were good condition and ready to become an art project and what could be better for a mixed media painting but a mixed media frame. Easy, breezy, beautiful.
Red oxide paint
Started by applying Creative Paperclay® to the frame by hand then brayering it flat before adding texture. I worked in sections.
Added final details.
The Holbien mat gold matched the frame perfectly. I could have left the frame painted gold but ....
I ended up apply a wash of red oxide paint. A wash is paint diluted with water. This wash sank into the recessed areas giving the frame's texture depth. Dream in Color!