A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding

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A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding

Post by Orde02 » Fri 20 Mar, 2020 10:05 pm

Hello all. Hope everyone's keeping well in these worrying times.
As an artist, tattooist and musician, my income has evaporated overnight. However, it does mean I have more time to paint and continue learning how to make frames.
This one is handfinished with black shellac, wax polished and for the first time I attempted to gild the sight edge with silver leaf. My gilding was almost a disaster but I learned a lot and was able to distress away the worst parts!
I really like being able make the frame before I start the painting that will eventually go in it.

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Re: A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding

Post by Not your average framer » Sat 21 Mar, 2020 10:37 am

A lovey frame, looks great.

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Re: A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding

Post by vintage frames » Sat 21 Mar, 2020 12:00 pm

That's the way to go. You'll notice how that little element of silver lifts the whole frame and painting. And another thing to notice - if you isolate that first inner 10mm or 15mm of frame, it can pick out the painting as a stand alone frame and then have the further black surround as an element of decorative furniture. That describes the whole design as a well mannered picture frame. Well done.

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Re: A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding

Post by fusionframer » Sat 21 Mar, 2020 1:10 pm

That's a great frame and painting and frame compliments painting perfectly.

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Re: A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding

Post by StevenG » Sat 21 Mar, 2020 4:06 pm

I really like that, nice work :)

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Re: A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding

Post by Orde02 » Mon 23 Mar, 2020 11:09 am

Many thanks for all the comments!

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Re: A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding

Post by Not your average framer » Mon 23 Mar, 2020 1:07 pm

I love the way that members display their work and get advice on this forum. It really is so special to watch and see members being able to progress and show the rest of us their various skills and ability. Well done Matt.

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Re: A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding

Post by GeoSpectrum » Mon 23 Mar, 2020 9:09 pm

Nice job. I think a similar finish is available From Lion in the moulding but a hand finished frame has so much more
class. :clap:
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