DIY: Ikat frame
This is a shadow box frame which I refinished and gave an Ikat touch. First and foremost, clean all the surfaces and the edges/corner to get rid of any dust particle before you start painting. The glass came off easily which aided in painting the edges.
I painted the front panel that opens like a door in a dark mauve.
I took a dark but bright blue to paint the pattern of the Ikat. This is very organic and does not need to be perfect. Thats what I love about Ikat print.
Then I took an off-white paint and painted the same pattern in the inner and the outer edges of the blue pattern.
Lastly, I took turquoise and painted the centers of the pattern created in the off-white. Again, they do not need to be perfect. Just let your hand flow.
I left the rest of the shadow box in its original wood. The wood is beautiful and I did not want to change it.