It's made of pressed fiberboard. Not good for a real fire in the 'place.'
But it was free.
I don't use that fireplace because it's a doggie safe space.
I wanted to experiment and I had all these illustrations from
Country Homes mag.
I wanted to avoid cleaning the bathroom.
So, I put down some newspaper and painted it with gesso.
Pasted down the photos with matte gel. Smoothed them out with fingers since my brayer has collected "stuff" and no longer brays smoothly.
Rubbed it over with sable brown and honey brown paint.
Rubbed the edges with gold, coated with another layer of matte gel and all done!
What are you working on?? Love, Linda