Mica Trivet Frame
Monica Heeren shows how to turn a discount store metal trivet into a nice frame.
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Project by Monica Heeren.
Turn a discount store metal trivet into a sophisticated frame with mica, wire and instant rusting paint.
metal trivet or eight 5/16" dia. dowels, 8" each
Shellac Bond Mica sheet
Sophisticated Finishes Rust Antiquing Set
18- and 22-gauge brown wire
round nose pliers
hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. Prep trivet for painting by sanding the finish.
5. Paint the trivet with step one of the rust paint process (Iron Metallic Surfacer), paying particular attention to the wired joints.
6. Measure and cut mica to 4" x 4" and 3" x 4".
8. With round nose pliers, curl the wire ends up to the marked point, creating an elongated "S" shape. Hammer the curled ends until the wire flattens. Repeat with second wire.
Bend the wire curls to the front of the mica and press flat. Secure the wire "X" with dots of glue on the back of the mica.