Tag Archives: casein paints

Tabernacle Frame #157 Complete

I always have mixed feelings at the completion of a project.  Seeing what I imagined in my mind progress from pencil and paper to 3D completion is always great but sad in its own way.  Maybe you’ve heard of those … Continue reading

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Final Frame for The Show

  This is the final frame for the upcoming show at the Meyer Vogl Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. Diane was invited to participate in this show a few months ago. This frame is the one from my previous blog called … Continue reading

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Faux Sgraffito

Maybe I better explain this blogs title before I go to far!  Faux is probably familiar enough as a word meaning false or phony.  Here’s a link to the definition of sgraffito and it’s used in several art forms, especially painting and … Continue reading

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Flower Nouveau Complete

It always feels good to complete a frame and this 16″ x 20″ is no exception, it’s titled Flower Nouveau because it just seems like a different way of looking at a flower carved into the corner of a frame. … Continue reading

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Waterleaf Frame Complete — Next!!

Before I get into the work on the next frame, allow me to share the final result of the Waterleaf one just completed.  Toning and giving the finish a sense of age without making it look like it’s been through … Continue reading

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Share the Completed Frames

Finding a good location to photograph these frames has proven difficult!  At home I’ll use the side of the house in the mornings before the sun hits and the lighting is really quite nice.  These are the best I can … Continue reading

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Carving and Gilding of Picture Frames

After the frames were carved and sanded the next step is to apply a coat or two of burnisher sealer.  This is the product you use in oil gilding that takes the place of multiple coats of gesso and then … Continue reading

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