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Hand Carved Picture Frames — My Process

Why take the time to blog? That’s a question that I’m asked from time to time and the answer is somewhat complicated!  For starters, as a career teacher I seem to have a natural inclination to share with others.  A … 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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Picture Frame Carving Tutorial: Part 2

Now that the general outline of the frame has been carved it’s time to separate and model the leaves to give some life to it.  Although I drew those separating lines in my initial steps it’s better to do them … Continue reading

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Fig Leaf Frame Complete — Gold Leaf Tutorial

This painting and frame is the first collaboration Diane and I have had in almost three years!  She took a hiatus from painting during the downturn of the economy and pursued other artistic endeavors.  I always enjoyed creating frames for … Continue reading

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