Faux Bois Redux

The frame I recently finished; a little more "realistic than some of the previous ones. I have purposely made gaps in the mitres as part of an overall antiquing. 

This detail shows the crackle effect in the paint; another part of the antiquing. I used some new to me products, Ceramcoat acrylics and DecoArt One Step Crackle. The acrylic paints have a very nice, soft matte appearance, that is unfortunately easy to mark, so I sealed with a matte lacquer type coating.

The crackle effect did not work as I wanted at first; it showed brush strokes too much. So I sanded it smooth, and started repainting. Serendipity, as crackle remained, just smoother, and far more realistic. For a mid 19th. century painting.