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The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:09 pm
by prospero
Got a project in the pipeline to frame a biggish portrait painted in a sort of 18th century style so
trying to make a frame to suit. My first idea was to use a big flash Frinton frame with lots of swirls
and ornaments, but this (as I anticipated) was a bit OTT pricewise.

So I knocked up this combo using stuff on hand.

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I put on a basic gilded finish on the sample just to show the client. The real thing will need a bit more tweaking.
It's about 6" wide. The painting is 40x35". I may have overcooked the width having seen the end result.
I have a plan B which is about 3/4" narrower.

It's R&H A137 outer - extended with a bit of 3/4" pine. The fillet is something I had lying around and no idea where it came from.
Inside that is a 3/4" spacer and R&H A24. Then another shot-edge moulding and finally R&H A276 bevel liner.

Waiting to hear the customers reactions..... :shock:

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:18 pm
by Keith Hewitt
Well impressed :D

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:48 pm
by Timh
nice, and a really good looking section
don't think it would be too wide though

I tend to make the moulding about 3/4 width of the frame as a general rule of thumb and it tends to work out
good luck with it all

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:26 pm
by IFGL
Nice job peter

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:38 pm
by Not your average framer
Very nice Peter, Superb as always!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:07 am
by prospero
Just had confirmation she is going for the big one. :D

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:25 pm
by prospero
I've got the actual painting now.

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I think the sample I did will be about the right scale. :)

I've made a start on the frame so I'll post a few 'in progress' pic later.....

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:26 pm
by IFGL
where is the like button, anyway I like it!

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:33 pm
by prospero
I started in the middle. This is the core moulding (R&H A24) and small shot edge and bevel liner.

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This is the outer part (R&H A137) with the ornate unknown fillet fitted. Just fixing in the filler piece.

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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:37 pm
by prospero
That done, extend the depth with another piece of pine.

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Then stick it all together.

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Lots of sanding, filling and blending now..... :)

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:42 pm
by Jamesnkr
Do you not underpin the filler piece? (photo 2)

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:55 pm
by Not your average framer
Lovely! I like the painting and the frame too!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:03 pm
by Not your average framer
Oh, I've just looked up the outer moulding and realised what I'm looking at. That's very nice Peter!

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:23 am
by prospero
Jamesnkr wrote:Do you not underpin the filler piece? (photo 2)


Not in this case. It's easier to fit if each bit is separate.

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:47 am
by 233ART
Sorry Prospero.It`s a MAGNIFICENT frame.No offence, but in my oppinion, I think it looks a bit wide for the picture...

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:45 am
by IFGL
Don't agree at all, it's bang on for the picture.

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:55 am
by Roboframer
Nothing like too wide, it could take wider still - if it were on paper and mounted, the mount would be at least as wide as that, and then frame.

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:56 pm
by prospero
Well I thought I had overcooked it a bit when I made the sample. But myself and the artist sat looking at it for
about half an hour and concluded it was OK. I did have a reccy of the location that it is to hang via some photos of
the lady's house and other frames in her collection. 8)

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:11 pm
by 233ART
Just my opinion.Still a great frame...

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:08 pm
by Timh
I find that a corner sample can sometimes look too wide whereas when it's all made as a full frame the effect can be quite different
would be good for us all to see when it's finished