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The Scarlet Mistress

Postby prospero » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:09 am

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:
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby Keith Hewitt » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:18 pm

Well impressed :D
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby Timh » Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:48 pm

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
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby IFGL » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:26 pm

Nice job peter
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby Not your average framer » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:38 pm

Very nice Peter, Superb as always!
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby prospero » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:07 pm

Just had confirmation she is going for the big one. :D
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby prospero » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:25 am

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.....
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby IFGL » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:26 pm

where is the like button, anyway I like it!
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby prospero » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:33 pm

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

Postby prospero » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:37 pm

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..... :)
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby Jamesnkr » Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:42 pm

Do you not underpin the filler piece? (photo 2)
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby Not your average framer » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:55 pm

Lovely! I like the painting and the frame too!
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby Not your average framer » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:03 pm

Oh, I've just looked up the outer moulding and realised what I'm looking at. That's very nice Peter!
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby prospero » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:23 am

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.
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby 233ART » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:47 am

Sorry Prospero.It`s a MAGNIFICENT frame.No offence, but in my oppinion, I think it looks a bit wide for the picture...
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby IFGL » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:45 am

Don't agree at all, it's bang on for the picture.
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby Roboframer » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:55 am

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.
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby prospero » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:56 am

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)
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby 233ART » Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:11 pm

Just my opinion.Still a great frame...
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Re: The Scarlet Mistress

Postby Timh » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:08 pm

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
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