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Donmar Creations

Favorite Designs

shayla

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I've been going through photos from past jobs and found this one.
Feel free to share any of your favorite saves.

framed photo of native woman resize feb 12, 2015 IMG_0547 (2).jpg
 

shayla

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nikodeumus

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I'm proud of this one, from the first year or so of my framing career.
Float mounted the "papyrus" on the drop out from the window.
I think this was the first project I used rice starch and mulberry hinge paper to do a "pass through mount".
The under matt is brushed gold, it doesn't look as good in the photo as it does in person.
I cut the decorative reverse beveled border manually on my Fletcher 2100. No 'Pewter here.

Galavan-Egyptian Papyrus.jpg
 
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nikodeumus

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Ok that is WEIRD. I just got a photo reminder from Facebook of something I had framed, and it used that exact moulding!
I like the Anvil line. It works for a lot of different design themes.
I've used that same one a handful of times also.
I call that particular moulding "rebar".
Unfortunately, I don't seem to have taken photos of any of the designs I used it for. :rolleyes:
 

nikodeumus

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Here's another fun one.
This was from 2011.
A co-worker in the building is a huge Prince fan.
The ticket was from a concert 5 years before his untimely death.

She saved one piece of confetti from the concert. (The larger piece under the etched symbol.)
I made some smaller confetti from purple craft paper.

I etched Princes "squiggle" symbol on the glass for an extra bit of interest.

The material was that Taffy line from several years ago.
Don't look at the corners too closely.
I really liked the bright high gloss colours, but the finish chipped so bad I stopped displaying the samples.

I don't know what the matt is. I pulled it out of my "waste" pile. JUSTIFICATION FOR MATT HORDING ! 🤣

Prince concert.jpg
 

Ylva

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Some of the Taffy colors were horrible to cut. However, I have the green version in my house and the corners were perfect.

Somewhere, I have a cut off as well.......might even be 5’
 

shayla

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Here's another fun one.
This was from 2011.
A co-worker in the building is a huge Prince fan.
The ticket was from a concert 5 years before his untimely death.

She saved one piece of confetti from the concert. (The larger piece under the etched symbol.)
I made some smaller confetti from purple craft paper.

I etched Princes "squiggle" symbol on the glass for an extra bit of interest.

The material was that Taffy line from several years ago.
Don't look at the corners too closely.
I really liked the bright high gloss colours, but the finish chipped so bad I stopped displaying the samples.

I don't know what the matt is. I pulled it out of my "waste" pile. JUSTIFICATION FOR MATT HORDING ! 🤣

View attachment 34491
Great look. The mat is an old Crescent. Something like 4806, or 48406. I still have a couple of scraps somewhere.

Have you etched the glass on other projects, too?
 

nikodeumus

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Great look. The mat is an old Crescent. Something like 4806, or 48406. I still have a couple of scraps somewhere.

Have you etched the glass on other projects, too?
I used to do acid glass etching as a hobbyist/market vendor.
I've done lots of different kinds of glassware, and mirrors.
Many years ago I experimented with a few small frames, just for myself.
This was the first time I had incorporated it in a frame project for someone else.
I like the look. I have some ideas in the back of my mind for some other test projects.
The shadow effect in the sample photo shows how it can be dramatic in a deep frame.
On frames where the etched area is directly over a matt or photo the effect is much more subtle, as there are nearly no shadows.
 
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Ylva

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I have never done acid glass etching. Care to give some instruction, step by step procedure, materials needed? If so, post on the main forum! I can see some possibilities and others might as well.
 

nikodeumus

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I have never done acid glass etching. Care to give some instruction, step by step procedure, materials needed? If so, post on the main forum! I can see some possibilities and others might as well.
Ok, I'll put together a little blurb and post it sometime next week.
 

nikodeumus

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Some of the Taffy colors were horrible to cut. However, I have the green version in my house and the corners were perfect.

Somewhere, I have a cut off as well.......might even be 5’
I had a small collection of fingernail polish that I used to do touch-ups on the corners of the few Taffy frames I cut.
When I stopped using Taffy, I gave the polish to my niece. She loved the bright colours. 🤩
 
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