Papal Blessing Frame

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Project by Austin Zach posted 08-26-2015 03:46 AM 710 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter’s godfather ordered a Papal Blessing for her baptism. It’s a really cool certificate, so I built this frame to display it. It’s made from scrap cedar and paduak. The pictures show some progress shots. My idea was to spray paint the thing with a metallic gold paint, and then sand away the paint off the top surface to let the red paduak show through. I’m pleased with how it turned out; I think the frame’s colors complement the Papal Blessing very well.

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#1 posted 08-26-2015 05:53 AM

Beautiful frame, very unique detail are those squares.

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 11:02 PM

Very nice – make sure you have a good UV protectant clearcoat – - as the red padauk will turn brown with age.

The coating won’t stop it… but definitely slow the process.

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#3 posted 08-28-2015 01:31 AM

Very nice – thanks for sharing.

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