Prima Carte Blanche Frame with Shari Carroll

Ok… so I need some sort of intervention because I have this serious problem of loving GREY and silver!! It’s in my closet, my wall paint, my furniture, even the siding on my house. Oy!

Shari Carroll Prima C 1

This frame idea came to mind because I’ve been collecting “C’s” for my wall in my living room. I have them in galvanized steel, black and white and even mirrored. I wanted to make something special for the arrangement. A Shabby chic look is what I was going for and the Salvage Papers by Prima were perfect for my idea.

Shari Carroll Prima C 5

I personalized my piece by adding our last name… after all… it’s the reason I collect “C’s”. I opened up the Heart Locket to use it as a frame, then added the letters to the background paper.

Shari Carroll Prima C 4

I was able to change what were grungy metal pieces into a shabby chic look by adding white gesso and silver paint.

Shari Carroll Prima 2 C

I have shot a full process video showing how to make this, you can view it below or on our YouTube channel.


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I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to create something personal for your home! Enjoy!

  1. Awesome. Love everything about it and I’m sure it will fit right in with all your other items. Grey is a soft soothing color. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  2. I absolutely love this project and it is fascinating to watch your videos! Thanks so much for the marvelous projects and inspiration!!!

  3. This is lovely and I so enjoy watching as you create these masterpieces, because I learn lots of techniques as well! Not to mention, the use of some of the products, such as the gels, etc. Thanks! Grey and silver are good colors. :)

  4. I love the shadow box with all of your different C’s in it. I think everyone believes that we would love to see your initial wall.

  5. Great idea. Love that you are “collecting” C’s.
    Beautiful frame and contents.
    thanks faor sharing.

  6. WOW!!! Now I want to do one for my new studio we are building in our new home. Since we are building the house with a contractor and have designed the house ourselves, we designed my studio and can make it how we want and I really want to personalize it with my art work and after seeing what you’ve done with this piece, I want to do one, too!! Love it!! I love all of your alter art work, Shari!! You are so talented!!

  7. Gorgeous frame! I just love your grey and silver! Love the texture and shabby chic look! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me today! :)

  8. I love this especially since my name is Cindy…lol! But seriously, you have the shabby chic down girl. I love that Prima paper you chose and then everything just goes along with it. And that’s a beautiful C, do you remember where you got it?

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