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prospero
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Rotten Frame.

Post by prospero » Wed 24 Oct, 2018 3:52 pm

Just completed this frame. Been working on it for a while. :P
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The painting is a 'holiday' painting from Barbados. Fortunately on decent canvas and stretched easily.
I have lots of old planks in my backyard that are probably centuries old. The outer part of the frame
is made from one such plank that has been propped up the side of my shed for the last 20 years or so.
The nice spell of summer weather allowed it to dry out, so I thought the time had come to make a 'rustic'
frame with it. Although the edges had a nice 'filigree' and many a woodworm had chewed it, it was quite
solid on the inside. I knocked all the crumbly bits off, gave it a dosing with woodworm treatment (I think
the last worms probably died out in the 18th C.). Coat of clear shellac, coat of grey wash and a sand n' wax
and it came out bootiful. The rough bits aren't actually joined but fixed to a strong subframe.
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Customer was delighted. :D
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Re: Rotten Frame.

Post by Not your average framer » Wed 24 Oct, 2018 7:25 pm

Nothing fake about the distressing on that and there's quite a bit of originality in it too!! it's obvious the quite a bit of hard work went into that and I think that it paid off. I think you might be inspiring a few others to think about trying similar ideas.

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Re: Rotten Frame.

Post by Keith Hewitt » Wed 24 Oct, 2018 8:41 pm

Prospero or as Hiep calls you MR :lol: Prospero

Nice work
That's not wonderful

That's twoderful :clap:
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Re: Rotten Frame.

Post by poliopete » Thu 25 Oct, 2018 1:24 pm

Very nice work :clap: :clap: :clap:
Absolutely love it :D

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