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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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End of Year Goals Met

This has been quite a year for the Eugster’s to say the least!  It began with Diane and I challenging ourselves and moving to Scottsdale, Arizona for our 20th. anniversary.  We’d always wondered how living in a more arts oriented … 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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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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Short Follow-Up on Leaf Motif Frame

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I know the quality of that picture will have a lot to do with that!  That being said I’d like to have a photographic history of the frames made during … Continue reading

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Gold on the Leaf Motif Frame

If you read my last post the first carved frame of the Scottsdale adventure was ready for the gilding step.  I use composition gold which I like to refer to as Dutch Gold because of my heritage.  However; Diane feels this … Continue reading

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Art Nouveau Frame — Tale of Woe!

Well, being an honest man means I have to admit to the failures in a project as well as the successes.  I know there were a few of my readers wanting to see how the Art Nouveau frame would turn … Continue reading

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