Category Archives: Gilding

Lovely Vanessa Frame

For this frame I decided to use a gilding technique where planed wood is directly oil gilded without the wood being sealed.  I wrote an article about this and was honored to have it published in the August 2011 issue … Continue reading

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The Making of Frame # 107

I was reminded of a documentary film that followed the making of a Steinway Grand piano from start to finish as this picture frame started to take shape.  It came out around 2007 and maybe some of you other woodworkers … Continue reading

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Faux Sgraffito Frame Complete

I can only give you a partial view of this frame for now, it’s been accepted into the Portrait Artists of Arizona show which opens this Friday evening, May 5, 2017.  The show is held at the University Club located on … Continue reading

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More Frames — seems to be a theme here!

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time creating frames for Diane’s work lately.  First off, there  is an upcoming show that she has two pieces accepted.  That show is put on by the Portrait Artists of Arizona of which she is … Continue reading

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Ocean Waves Frame — Shining Brightly!

And, that’s really not a good thing!  Yesterday morning this frame was gilded along with a short section of the molding that will be used to see how the different toning affects may look.  If you’re unfamiliar with what’s commonly … Continue reading

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Ocean Waves Frame Progress

Ah yes, it’s been a long time coming and now the plan to become known as a custom, boutique framer is under way.  My goal is to establish my work here somewhere between those frames that are priced in the thousands … Continue reading

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Scottsdale Adventure Coming to a Close

Our lease is almost up so we’re preparing to return to our home in Las Vegas.  It’s been quite an adventure and great way to celebrate our 20th. Anniversary!  Renting a trailer to haul everything back to Las Vegas and then … Continue reading

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