How to do it:
I began by removing the back-board from a glass-less wooden frame. I then scribbled a rough design on the board, before using a paintbrush to cover the board in a layer of black gesso primer. This gave a pitch black, matte surface.
For the frame, I first sanded down the surface to remove the varnish, giving a rougher surface for my Woodcraft Markers to adhere to. Brushing away the excess dust, I then coloured in the frame using the‘Wild Rose’ Woodcraft Marker. I then used a ‘Moss Green’ Woodcraft marker to distress the edges. I drew around the edges, then quickly brushed the paint inwards with a dry paintbrush. As the Woodcraft Markers dry really quickly, you have to work
really quickly for this technique.
To finish the frame, I drew some faux stitching around the inside edges using
the Black Zig Posterman Pen.