Category Archives: Gilding

Gilding in Seattle

For quite some time it’s been a desire of mine to add the fine art of traditional water gilding to my framing  repertoire.  Although I feel pretty proficient at using composition metal leaf; aka Dutch Gold, there’s just no comparison … Continue reading

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From Gilt to Black; Frame Do-over

Diane has a life philosophy that I really like. Basically when we look back on things or situations we may find that there could have been a better choice or path than what was done then.   She simply resolves … Continue reading

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Tabernacle Frame Done, final details

  Very happy to share the final results of the large, tabernacle frame I’ve been working on lately.  It was commissioned by Christine Vallieres and our goal was to design a frame that combined the traditional style of a tabernacle … Continue reading

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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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