I have been looking for ages to find some frames to fit my prints that are something different from the ‘off the shelf’ ready made frames and mouldings available. There are lots of vintage frames around in antique shops and charity shops but it is rare to find one of the correct proportions for my prints and cutting them down is not an easy task. After a long and fruitless search I have decided to make my own!
I was looking for a frame that has a rustic, reclaimed & hand painted look so my furniture painting skills have been put to good use – along with some newly honed woodworking skills!
Achieving good consistent mitre joints is challenging so I did invest in a specialist mitre saw (Nobex Proman 110)…
… and mitre guillotine (Orteguil ORC80) on which the blades – or knives- would slice through your hand like butter!
I am now producing some vintage style hand-made and hand-painted frames.
They are painted in chalky matt paint. The narrow inner moulding is in Old White and the main frame can be painted in a choice of neutral colours including taupe, grey and cream. The outer moulding face is left as a natural waxed wood finish for contrast.
I am happy with the way my Canine Wisdom prints look in them. The vintage style and distressed hand painted finish complements the nostalgic feel of the prints perfectly.
The prints are now available to buy ready-framed through my website – something I have been asked for several times!