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Final Frame for Meyer Vogl Show

Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by Woodworks by John, May 6, 2016.

  1. Woodworks by John

    Woodworks by John CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I've shared the other frames designed for my wife's upcoming show so thought I'd share the final one as well! You may recall that these frames were made from moldings bought at Foster Planing Mill which we found in their "seconds area". Foster always advertises in PFM and is a major supplier for picture frame moldings. If you're ever near them I'd encourage you to check them out, working in a lumber yard as a teenager in the 60's seeing their operation brought back lots of memories.

    This molding is about 4" wide and is Ovolo in profile. The title of the painting is Stepping Out painted on a stretched canvas measuring 14" x 18". We decided on a floral motif and I broke tradition by carving it at the center of each leg rather than the corners. To compliment the brush strokes I created a random texture that originated by the flower (Water Lily?) and extended around the corners. It's not easy to create a truly random texture! You can see the process of carving and gilding this frame by copying and pasting this link: https://woodworksbyjohn.com/2016/04/18/final-frame-for-the-show/

    It's hard to discern from the picture but after toning the frame with casein I was able to remove it from the very tops of that random texture which gives a nice effect when the light hits it. Enjoy, and as always I welcome your comments.
    Finished WaterLily Frame-Stepping Out  - 1.jpg

    WaterLilyDetail - 1.jpg
     
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  2. framestudio

    framestudio CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Wow, nice work!
     
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  3. Myrna

    Myrna CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    It is absolutely beautiful!
     
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  4. Terry Hart cpf

    Terry Hart cpf SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Very nice!
     
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