Picture Frame - Cork Oak

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Project by DBB posted 07-04-2017 08:05 PM 469 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son returned from Portugal with a piece of Cork Oak bark, about 5” by 7”. He picked it up from the ground on the property he was working and camping on. He thought I might be able to do something with it. At about the same time, my mother painted a picture of her favorite tree for me and gave it to me unframed. I thought the cork bark color complimented the color of the tree trunk. So I made a basic poplar frame for the painting, then covered the front with the cork bark. I applied a few very thin coats of clear varathane to stabilize the surface of the bark.

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#1 posted 07-05-2017 01:36 PM

Very unique!

The cork looks perfect with the painting and the support is a cool idea.

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#2 posted 07-05-2017 03:48 PM

This is a very nice frame and artwork

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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