Sunday, 15 December 2013

Large frame - red bole

Here is a large frame that is being painted with red bole.

Antique Rococo style frame

Papier mache

They are not very common but occasionally you see frames that are made with papier mache ornament.

Gesso frame

This is the frame from the previous post as it is being painted with gesso.

Cut down moulding

A couple of pictures of a moulding before and after it has been cut to make two separate mouldings. The outer part of the frame is required for an order and will be gilded.

Gilded swept

Making a water gilded swept frame, some faulting and patching is needed, and then some burnishing. After these stages are done it will be distressed and toned.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Nice ripple frame for repairs

2 restored antique frames

Bronze powder

Same profile, different finishes

A fabric slip

Large Carlo Maratta