I started out with this frame and these ornamental wood carvings.
I cut the wood carvings apart and glued them to the frame. Then I painted the frame with turquoise paint and after that was dry I brushed over a thin coat of white paint. I sanded the white paint back to allow the turquoise to peek through, heavily in some places and lighter in others. Here' s a closeup of the finish. I couldn't capture the colors in the far shots.
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