Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Frame Emergency X's Two!!
The other emergency is that the Weatherburn Gallery in Florida needs some of Diane's new work. One that she submitted is AJ's Kitchen and we decided that the frame we had for that was too feminine and flowery. This picture is of the frame I did yesterday from some basswood. It's a fairly simple design but gives a nice, wide panel to surround the picture with. I'll use composition gold on the outer, carved edge then spray the frame a flat black. Once the black is completely cured I'll take a cotton ball with wax on it and carefully wipe the black away from the edge to reveal the gold and replicate some age to the frame. The first step prior to that was to brush on a coat of Venetian Red burnisher/sealer from Rolco. Should take care of that emergency.
After the 9-10 hour drive on Saturday and then the return trip on Monday I must admit I'm kinda draggin' but will persevere!