CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
- Jul 4, 2000
- Phoenix, AZ
A short time ago I shared a post and my blog on making a custom frame from Red Oak and ebonizing it with a solution of white vinegar and dissolved steel wool. It turned out quite black while still showing the wood grain. When I did that frame I put some of the solution on Basswood scraps and was intrigued by the results. The color the Basswood turned seemed just right for this painting by my wife (and best client) Diane Eugster. With that in mind a floater frame was made for her painting and my blog: http://woodworksbyjohn.com/2020/04/14/frame-talk-3-ebonizing-basswood/ goes into details of the frame and process for finishing. Granted, it's time consuming but I feel it fulfilled the function of a frame; compliment the art and put it into its own world. I've attached pictures of the finished project, you may need to copy/paste the link. Open to any questions or comments on this project -- it was a good challenge while "socially distanced"!