Thursday, 12 November 2015

Gothic Frame Finished

The sight edge is watergilded "moon gold" over a red and grey bole; burnished, distressed and toned. The obeche wood is stained, laquered and waxed.

Friday, 6 November 2015

A Gothic Frame

Here is a gothic profile which I've prepared for staining and gilding.

I suppose this profile is called "gothic" because of its' steep high points and ribbed elements. It was the profile of choice for 18th and 19th cent. prints, such a mezzotints and Hogarth engravings. Whilst normally cut from fruitwood, this profile is of simple obeche wood and will be stained and laquered to simulate fruitwood.

The sight edge has been gessoed and this will be watergilded, in this case, with "moon" gold.