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Sharing another Frame Design

Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by Woodworks by John, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Woodworks by John

    Woodworks by John CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Some of you are following my work so I'll just keep posting it on this forum. I've always been kind of a solitary soul in my work so by sharing my work here I'll hopefully get some critiques, comments, or questions. This particular frame is out of Basswood and consists of a panel with a beaded band around the perimeter. The molding was made using my antique shaper plus a router, here's my blog post to explaining the process if you're interested: http://woodworksbyjohn.com/2016/03/03/faux-sgraffito/

    The title, Faux Sgraffito was chosen because I thought it resembled that technique a little bit. Rather than etch through the finish my goal was to incise the design just deep enough so the composition gold would go in without faulting and then let the wash (Titanium white casein) get into those cuts to give an effect of sgraffito work. The sight size is 12" x 16", the red undercoat has been exposed in areas to celebrate the patina and age of the piece. Sgraffito Frame 12x16 - 1.jpg Sgraffito Frame Detail - 1.jpg
     
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  2. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    "Celebrate the patina" - great phrase and great design and GREAT frame! What is going in it?
     
  3. Woodworks by John

    Woodworks by John CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Not sure what will be displayed in this one, It's up for sale but ..... I know my wife has a couple of ideas and blank canvases to fit!
     
  4. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Oh, I bet you wife could come up with a wonderful painting for this frame - she is such a good artist. :)
     
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  5. GreyDrakkon

    GreyDrakkon CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    That frame has some real character, with the right piece of art it will be a stellar combination.
     
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