Three Contempory Frame Samples

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Three Contempory Frame Samples

Post by vintage frames » Mon 23 Nov, 2020 1:49 pm

Here are the three frame samples now finished.

Two of the samples have been given an ebonised Dutch black finish and the third treated to a traditional wood-finish effect. This latter finish creates the 'back-lit' effect as is seen on antique rosewood frames.
All the gilding has been water-laid and left matt so as to suit a more contemporary style of framing.
The finish on the gilding has been achieved by a light degree of 'distressing' and a coloured glaze painted over to tone back the brightness of the fresh gild.

Why am I showing this?

Because I want to to showcase my online gilding course.

This is where professional framers can learn to add many of the above effects to their current range of hand-finishes.
It may not be of any use for the normal day-to-day framing customer, but it is a valuable investment for anyone wanting to attract work from established artists and galleries.
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Re: Three Contempory Frame Samples

Post by Not your average framer » Mon 23 Nov, 2020 1:57 pm

I think that the wood tone one is my fanorite, although I don't think that there is anything wrong about the other two either. I'm just a big fan of natural wood finishes, especially wood that is nicely figured. They all look really special and such beautiful quality. Also so much nicer that mouldings that are factory finished.

Great work!
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Re: Three Contempory Frame Samples

Post by vintage frames » Mon 23 Nov, 2020 3:24 pm

Thanks Mark.
The wood tone definitely turned out the most spectacular. And of course it's the one that is the most expensive to produce.
Not only the multiple finishes, but the cost of using only the heartwood grain pattern from the rosewood veneer leaf.

Next is to chop it all up into chevrons and send to selected frame shops.

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Re: Three Contempory Frame Samples

Post by Not your average framer » Mon 23 Nov, 2020 3:32 pm

I agre it is most definitely the most spectacular, but I think that spectacular is really where it's at, when times are a bit more difficult and It's my opinion that people will always want things that are spectacular. I hope that you will do really well with that. It's really special looking!
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