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Project by scrollingmom posted 10-25-2012 07:41 PM 853 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine had a whole box of frames that she was getting rid of. She asked me if I wanted them and well… Yeah! There are some that will be too little for me to use, but I will do my best.

So I have been going through some of the extra pictures that I had and making them fit some of the frames. The picture originally is 10”x10”, the picture frame was an 8”x10” so I did a little adjusting. Most generally I like to use a matt board for my pictures, but this has that cream color around the frame so I looked like it already had one.

The frame itself is actually oak, looks like it was stained, not sure what color. I put some wax on it and buffed away and it turned out not too bad. The picture is cut from Baltic Birch.

The pattern is by Kerry and Shelli Robinson.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS





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simarilan

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 08:09 PM

Good Job

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 10-25-2012 08:36 PM

You are speaking too much about the frames and not enough about your great artwork! :-)

Very nice cutting!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#3 posted 10-25-2012 09:14 PM

Very nice.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 10-25-2012 09:21 PM

Done perfectly.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 10-25-2012 09:22 PM

Great pieces!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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MonteCristo

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#6 posted 10-26-2012 12:49 AM

Great looking pair of horses !

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scrollingmom

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#7 posted 10-26-2012 01:09 AM

Thanks for all the praise.

Bob, I love doing the scroll work is seems second nature to me. It’s the frames that give me the hardest trouble.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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lanwater

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#8 posted 10-26-2012 04:59 AM

This is beautifuul.

Great work.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Roger

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#9 posted 10-26-2012 11:52 AM

Really nice. I think horses are one of the most beautiful creations.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Nate Meadows

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#10 posted 10-26-2012 12:45 PM

I really like the horses too. The frame does not do them justice! I would also try replacing the glass with non glare glass. You can get it at Michaels or Aaron Brothers. It will definitely bring the frame up higher to the quality of your work.

I would also try coloring the “cream” area black. Cut out some black strips of paper and lay them in to get a feel for it first. If it sings to you, then you can commit to dying it. If not, then you know its a bad idea:). Or dye the small oak strip in the very center black and leave the cream, that may do it to?

Your Friend,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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MrsN

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#11 posted 10-26-2012 03:34 PM

The two toned frame is really cool. I have a few “ugly” frames that might have profiles that could make this work. I might be painting picture frames in the future.

also the scrolling is amazing, great job!!

-- ----- www.KNWoodworking.com ----- --

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scrollingmom

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#12 posted 10-27-2012 01:53 PM

Nate,

I thought about making that creme strip black, but it is some kind of fleck stuff. Wasn’t sure how that wouldl come out and didn’t want to completely ruin the frame.

Thanks for taking the time for the idea though, appreciate it.

Kelly

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Nate Meadows

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#13 posted 10-27-2012 04:51 PM

Kelly,

Sure! Anytime, that is what we are here for!

If you cut strips of black craft paper and tap them in over the “cream” it will give you the effect of coloring it, then you can decide if you like it. As for dying it. If you do like it, you could use a black paint marker or just a fine paint brush. Sure its work, but anything worth doing is, right:). If it will accept dye, you could try that as well.

Your Friend,

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 10-28-2012 04:20 PM

The horses are really cool! What a great way to recycle frames! You did a wonderful job on the picture. I love it! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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