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Project by angelis posted 12-03-2008 05:23 AM 1693 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another christmas gift, this one for my brother. He had this picture and had been wanting to get it frame but hadn’t found anything he wanted. I decided it would be a good gift to frame it for him.

We have lived in New Mexico, so the picture is a familiar scene. Wanted to do something that blended with the art and the culture of the state but not to “Tourist” southwest. The cloudlift blended well and the blood wood picked up with the purple/pink hues of the sunset.

I am curious on what you all think.

Joints are mortise and tennon. Finish is shellac with danish oil.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 12-03-2008 05:57 AM

This is an interesting frame. I like both the wood choice and the design. This is a piece that get your attention. I have not seen a cloud lift incorporated into a picture frame before but it gives this piece a unique look. Framers generally try to coordinate the matting with the artwork but coordinating with the frame material, itself, is a unique presentation of the artwork.

Well done. Nice job on the finish as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 12-03-2008 06:00 AM

I really like it , The design is really unique
Great Job!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#3 posted 12-03-2008 06:07 AM

Love the design. Good job.

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#4 posted 12-03-2008 02:20 PM

Beautiful design and nicely built.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-03-2008 04:20 PM

Scott has really said it all. I believe that you acchived your goals and I won’t be suprised if somethig very similar dosent come from more than a few shops, including mine.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#6 posted 12-03-2008 08:29 PM

I like the cloud lift design. Very nice.

I’ve blogged about the subject of picture framing at for those who may be interested in learning a bit more about the technicalities of this subject.

My last business was custom picture framing and I am a Certified Picture Framer.

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#7 posted 02-17-2009 07:53 AM

That’s a great design, I really like it. I like to make picture frames as well. I started about a year ago. I,m into mat cutting as well. I find it very enjoyable.
Great job!

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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