I created this personal project to decorate my kitchen. I picked up this used frame for $1! I’ve experimented with paint pens on glass before and was excited to play with that method again.
First, I gathered some inspiration from old menus and food related items. Then I moved on to thumbnails. These were a bit challenging because I liked the ornate details from my inspiration, but the frame is tiny (about 3.5 inches by 4.5 inches) and the paint pen isn’t very thin. When refining my sketches on tracing paper, I went through a few variations for the decorative elements. I ultimately tried to keep it simple for the sake of the paint pen.