A couple of years ago I did a guest post for The Crafting Chicks. It was a Klimt inspired frame that adults or kids could make.
I had just watched The Woman in Gold. It’s the true story of an Austrian-American trying to get a painting of her aunt back from Austria. It had been stolen from her family by the Nazis, just prior to World War 2.
I thought the movie was fascinating, and I loved the use of all the gold in the painting.
I thought it would be fun to try to create a bit of the same look on a simple picture frame. I used several colors of gold craft paint plus some gold foil.
As you can imagine, there is a lot of flexibility when it comes to playing with this style. Here’s the rundown of how I did mine. You and your kids can do what works for you.
- Paint the whole frame in a coat of gold paint.
2. Use a foam brush to add another shade of gold, but this time dab it on instead of brushing. Use a toothpick to drag some lines through the paint to create texture as it dries.
3. Use a glue pen to draw some “splotches” or “blobs” around the frame. Let it dry so it’s just tacky and then press gold foil down on it.
4. Use a third shade of gold or a gold paint pen or marker if you have it, to add some rectangle and circle shapes on the frame.
5. Continue to add more paint layers, or gold glitter paint if you like. When everything is dry, add a photo or quote.
I hope you have fun playing with this Klimt art project for kids, whether at home or in the classroom!
Supplies for Klimt art project
- wood frame
- gold paint
- gold foil
- glue pen
- brushes and toothpicks
Other kid crafts to do at home or at school: Space Crayon Art, Watercolor Sunset
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