OOPS!

8.05.2011

I purchased another vintage paint by number several weeks ago for my sitting room and have not shared it with y'all yet. Well, actually this is the second one. The first one, which I ordered from ebay, never made it to my house. It is lost in the lost mail triangle somewhere. I contacted the seller and he was very nice. He said he could refund me or send me another hunt scene pbn he had. I told him I would take the painting since that is what I was looking for. This is a different scene from the original one I had purchased, but that is okay.

Now you are probably wondering if I titled this "OOPS" because of the lost art. No, you will see why  in a minute.

This is the hunt scene and I do love it. I love these old paint by numbers.

As you can see it is just a plain unfinished frame.


I taped off the picture with yellow frog tape that is supposedly good for delicate surfaces. You see where this is heading don't you? I painted the frame in my new favorite chalk paint color, Aubusson Blue.

Then I painted some gold on the lines in the center for some contrast.

Waxed it with clear and dark waxes. This color looks so much better with the dark wax. You can see on the right side where I started using the dark wax.

I really hate to show y'all this, but do you see the OOPS? The tape pulled off the paint on the picture. So please do not use tape of any kind on a painting. It will pull the paint off. Grrrr! Good thing I only paid $24 for the picture and if the missing one lands here the seller said I could keep it.

I'm going to use it anyway since it is vintage and should not be perfect, but I hate that line around it.

I do love the color of the frame though.

You can really see that goof up here. 

Next time I will take the picture apart and then paint the frame.
We learn from our mistakes.


Hope this helps someone not to make the same mistake I did.

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57 comments:

  1. Could you actually use more tape? Not leave it on so long. Make it look like it is fading toward the edge?

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  2. Could you actually use more tape? Not leave it on so long? Make it look like it is fading toward the edges? Especially if the lost painting is found and you would move this painting anyways?

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  3. Um, I think the painting might have been jinxed or something!
    However, the frame looks fabulous and you know the print doesn't look all that bad. Wonder if you could matt it, would that look odd.
    Oh well, like you said it's vintage.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. Oh no. Maybe you could add some matting to the picture to cover that.

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  5. I actually thinks it looks interesting...like a self border or mat...love the way the frame color plays off the colors in the painting...my sister and I would keep ourselves busy for days on these when we were kids...hope the companion arrives safe and sound. Have a great weekend!

    Jermaine

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  6. That looks like a typical fall scene here in Kentucky. They have a blessing of the hounds and everything else associated with fox hunting. I think I would paint a solid line of black around the entire painting to make it look like a border and to cover up the oops.

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  7. Oh no! It's a great hunt scene and maybe you can save it. I would have a mat cut to fit and no one would ever guess there was an oops!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  8. I don't think the OOPS looks so bad. Just makes it look more vintage. I suppose if you really hate it, take it out of the frame and using an X ACTO knife cut you mistake off and reframe or instead of cutting the picture use some picture matting in a coordinating color to "hide" your mistake.

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  9. Just think of it as a double border that no painter could duplicate if they tried!

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  10. Thanks, y'all. I think I know what to do.

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  11. something that I would totally do!! thanks for the warning!!

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  12. What a shame Kim - I'd either put the picture behind a mounting board, or draw a line around the picture to make it look as though it was meant to be.
    I use low tack masking tape, or if I've run out stick it onto cloth first to reduce the sticky.

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  13. ummmmm maybe I'm weird...but I kinda like it like that! It just looks like a funky border. Maybe it looks better in the pictures than in person!! Good luck finding a fix for it...matted sounds like a good idea...if it doesn't grow on you!!

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  14. What about adding just a touch of stain to the whole painting, this will darken the whole painting and make the paint marks a little more "old world" looking? Actually the OOPS really doesn't bother me either.

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  15. It does make the border to looklike it is fading out, one purpose. But, if it still bothers you, just have a mat cut to cover it.

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  16. I kind of like it! I mean, really like it. Seriously! :)

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  17. I'm so sorry about your "oops!" but to me it doesn't look all that bad.
    I had no idea you could get paint by number kits that looked this good. Are these the original colors or did you change them? I love it!! I want to do it!!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  18. Oh drats, that is something I would do, in a hurry and anxious to getter done. Honestly, I did not notice it until you said something. Pretty picture.

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  19. Eeek! I hate when those things happen, but the frame does look fantastic!

    Hugs~

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  20. Oh bummer. That is so sad, but I do really like the picture. Hugs, Marty

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  21. I don't think it looks terribly bad..perhaps you could put a mat around it.
    That was sweet of the guy to send you another picture.

    Have a good weekend!

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  22. Karen, this was not a kit, but a finished painting and it is old.

    Thanks

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  23. Kim, you may have already thought of this or someone may have suggested...cutting that part off and putting it in a smaller frame...or even adding a mat perhaps. So sorry that happened.

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  24. Love how the frame turned out! Grrrr on the pic getting damaged. It does almost look 'blurred' but I hope the other painting shows up!

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  25. I actually like this Kim, from a distance it looks like it's supposed to be like this. LOVE the frame too! xoxo Debra

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  26. Ooo...as soon as I saw the tape, I knew what what going to happen next. It was like watching car accident unfold before my eyes. Ouch! I'm sure you will make it fabulous in the end.

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  27. Oh Kim I love that color chalk paint and it goes perfect with the colors in the painting. I didn't even notice your OOPS until you pointed it out. Martina

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  28. PS-- LOVE the whole look of that corner of your room!

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  29. Hi Kimmie! I'm sorry about the ole tape! But you know what? Your little painting kinda looks like it's supposed to be like that. Sort of a little boarder around it.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. I love the painting and would add a mat to cover the "oops".

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  31. I see what you're saying about the paint being pulled off, but you know what, Kim, you just added charm and character. I didn't even notice it until you said something. To me, it looks like the painting feathers right into the frame. Matting is a quick fix, but if it were my painting, I would leave it...I think it looks different, and I like different! =) Good job on painting the frame, I love it! ~Liz

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  32. Kim, Too bad about your painting. It doesn't look so bad in the photos on the wall, but if that had happened to me, it would make me crazy till I fixed it somehow. Do I have OCD? lol
    I liked Miss Char's idea about adding a bit of stain. That would give it sort of an aged look and hopefully blend everything more.
    Looking forward to seeing what you do.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  33. Sorry you had this happen, thanks for warning us. cJoy

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  34. I'm with Babs. This would drive me crazy. I would say something more than "oops", put it away for a year or two, and then deal with it. But I am OCD! You do have a very pretty frame tho!

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  35. Fun painting! I know that must have been really irritating! If it really bothers you, I'd try a little stain to darken the edges or mat it. I love PBNs, too!

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  36. Ya know ... you really can't tell! It's a lovely painting and the frame looks great!

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  37. You could always put a mat around it. I love the painting anyway - and like you said it is supposed to look old.

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  38. I actually like it. I think you may have hit on something that some of us may like. It makes it look more worn and old.

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  39. Hi Kim, just wanted you to know, I actually like th effect of the taped edge... It gives a shabby vintage feel! And I'm a little into that ;-) So, for what it's worth, I like it this way. It may not be what you wanted, and I know that feeling of every time you look at it, your heart sinks a little... I know. but maybe you can learn to love it even more for that. Or something :-))) thanks for visiting me at oneshabbychick! Have a lovely weekend... osc

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  40. Just looked again and I actually think it looks really cool!!! But I have a lazy trick for next time... Instead of separating painting and frame, you could take a sturdy piece of junk mail - like the BB&B 20%-off coupon, but we all know that's not junk ;-) - and slip it in the groove between frame and painting and move it around the edge as you paint. Works well for me!

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  41. One last thought? If you go into an art supply store, they have a product, that would probably help blend the two areas together again. I have to say though, that the mat idea would probably be the easiest! As handy as you are, I'm sure you'll figure it out!

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  42. O, I would mat that baby so fast...
    it's a darling painting...and the frame looks fantastic.

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  43. I had an idea. You could use a mat to cover up the oops. I enjoy your blog so much. I look at it everyday to see what you are doing now. You have actually inspired me. I am in the process of redoing my dining room table and chairs.

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  44. You could use a mat to cover that area or cut it down a little and use a smaller frame. Great picture though!

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  45. I like the look! You may have come up with something!

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  46. That stinks, but you know what, it still looks GREAT!!!
    Stacy

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  47. Oh no! I knew exactly where you were going with this post as soon as I saw the tape! The frame looks fabulous, tht paint can make anything look fab! I love the hunt scene. I just purchased a huge paint by number of ocean waves for $1.98. I do not like the frame but I will learn from your mistake.

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  48. How about putting some of the Annie sloan dark wax on it? The stripe would annoy me too. Sounds like you found a great ebay dealer though!

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  49. Sorry that happened, Kim. I'll remember not to do that. Can't you put a mat around to hide it?..Christine

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  50. That is too bad that that happened, but it really doesn't look bad, it looks kind of like it is fading away. But I understand how you feel. That why did I do that feeling.

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  51. Maybe just mat it? It is so pretty regardless what you do...

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  52. It's still divine. But that is a shame. I think it's one of those things that most will not think anything of it, you know...it's like the seam in the wallpaper, no one notices it until you point it out. And then you only point it out because it's so obvious to you.
    I've never appreciated paint by numbers until I began seeing them here and in some zines. This one is really dreamy, I love the subtle hues.

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  53. The frame looks fabulous! I don't think the painting looks so bad but if it bothers you i would mat it! XO, Pinky

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  54. The new frame suits the painting perfectly. Great job done!!

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  55. I love it regardless! It's a beautiful scene. After seeing it I started looking for some paint by number kits, as I never find them out here already painted. I couldn't find any hunt scenes at all. Guess that had to do w/the era we lived in back then! But I wound up finding a beauitful lavender fields one. I'm digressing going from a water color painter and decorative back to a PBN! I cant' wait for it to arrive! Thanks for sending me off on a new adventure!

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  56. I kind of like the effect the strip of missing paint brings to the piece. It looks like a distressing technique.

    Diane

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