Posts tagged Gilding
The Gift Blog

Itโ€™s been yet another shockingly long time since I update this page. But so it is. I have been trying to think of something fascinating to fill in the blank Word page and equally as a follow up to my last word- dump.

So I have chosen this. A gift I have made for my friendsโ€ฆ a restored 18thC frame with a double aperture mount to show off their beautiful children. Itโ€™s a bit showy and bling but thatโ€™s the point.

 

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Gilding; Incase you didn't know- I'm a fan.

Itโ€™s always a great joy when a customer is openly happy to hear that you hand finish frames according to their own specifications and art works. Rather than puzzled looks while their eyes glance rapidly around my chaotic workshop for some hint of a ready- made cornice.

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David Wilkie

The past few weeks I have really enjoyed being part of the Fife Historic Buildins Trust project to renovate the Cupar Burgh Chambers, and all of the challenges and rewards that came with itโ€ฆ.

David Wilkie is known for his warm portraits and everyday scenes, many of which we can see taking part in our local area such as โ€˜the Fair at Pitlessie'  I had the delight of making a Rosewood finish frame with oil gilded inner slip for my favourite Wilkie painting; the stunning self portrait, as well as the portrait of the artists parents

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How to Make a Gothic Sand Gilt Frame for a 17th Century Print

โ€ฆ And Why does this bloke Vicenzo Lunardi deserve the Grandeur of Gilt? A Gothic Sand Gilt Frame. Believe it or not this is a thing. And straightforward as it looks in appearance, the assembly and occurance is indeed rather complex. And the final article is traditionally used for early prints and engravings, as it is being used in this instance

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