A couple of years ago, I went to a Mexican herbalist shop with my friend in Houston. There, I picked up quite a few statues – small plastic painted statues and gold painted statues. I haven’t used many of them, but I was inspired to use this tiny statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague – it fit the frame perfectly.
This frame was part of a lot I bought from Pier One (also years ago) and it usually comes with a textured tin overlap on top of it. But, since that broke off, I decided to see what I could do with the rest. I painted the frame gold, cut out a prismatic heart for the background and embellished the frame with Mardi Gras beads, grommets, rhinestones and gold mesh roses. It is for sale at my Etsy shop. Check it out!