I have been framed!!

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Project by woodchic posted 10-04-2012 02:27 AM 9485 views 4 times favorited 60 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone!! It has been a while since I have been in here, and even longer since I have made a post. I wanted to show off my new frame that I made, it is made out of oak, and trim parts are gold leafed. The photo is of my daughter, that I took of her in a Jovoni dress….......we were in a cave!! I took about 2,000.00 worth of dress’s that a local dress shop loaned me and took them to a cave that I knew of, and did the shoot. I mad the frame to go with the photo…......I hope you like it.

-- Robin Renee'

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#1 posted 10-04-2012 02:33 AM

They’re both a knockout! Beautiful work on the frame, and I love the color of the dress against that cave backdrop. It really works. Oh yeah….tell your daughter she really needs to thank you and her daddy for such good genes!

-- No matter where you go, there you are!

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#2 posted 10-04-2012 02:44 AM

Very beautiful (both) ! The texture of the dress goes well with the background, like a painting. Also nice to see a frame that actually looks like wood !

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#3 posted 10-04-2012 02:46 AM

Super color coordination between the subject and the frame, Robin!

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#4 posted 10-04-2012 02:54 AM

They’re both gorgeous ! I thought it was a painting at first : )

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#5 posted 10-04-2012 03:37 AM

A beautiful frame for a beautiful girl.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 10-04-2012 03:40 AM

Love both! The frame and picture go very well together! And the subject is beautiful!

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#7 posted 10-04-2012 03:47 AM

super looking frame and a very attractive daughter I’m sure your proud of both.

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#8 posted 10-04-2012 03:47 AM

and framed exceptionally well

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#9 posted 10-04-2012 03:51 AM

Thank you all very much!! She will probably kill me, for putting it on here. But if you can’t torment your children, life just has no meaning!! And besides i already have it on Face Book so what does putting it on one more sight mean anyway??? I am well pleased of how the frame pulled everything together. I like the wood that I chose, it was very flawed but that is the ones that look soooo good made up. Don’t never look for a perfect piece of wood when working on a frame.


-- Robin Renee'

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#10 posted 10-04-2012 04:41 AM

Welcome back.
...and yes the frame is very nice.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#11 posted 10-04-2012 04:47 AM


Well done I really like how you did it. I also admire your patience in the photo shoot which is another well done.

One suggestion is this.
You know how they take matting around the picture. You could do that with wood to make it look deeper and it adds alot of POP to the frame.

Also how did you attach the frame together?


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#12 posted 10-04-2012 05:06 AM

Good to have you back and posting things…
From the “Sailor” in me, all I can say is “WOW” – don’t take that the wrong way :)
From the “Woodworker” in me, again, all I can say is “WOW” – take that the right way :)
From the “Photographer” in me, again, “WOW”

Great work on creating the frame and the beauty in the pic! Has some of your genes for sure!
I am always in awe of your woodworking and photographic skills :)

Keep up the great work and don’t be a stranger anymore :)


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#13 posted 10-04-2012 05:14 AM

Ah, er, hmm. You say there’s a wood frame and a cave in the picture???

Actually it is all fantastic..

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#14 posted 10-04-2012 05:47 AM

Your wood working and frame design are great but as a photographer I know a good shot when I see it and thats a good shot. May I ask what kind of lighting you used for the shot and the camera lens type and settings I love the photo do you have a gallery I can see more of your work I really would like to see more of your photographs. OH lets not forget to say your daughter is lovely.

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#15 posted 10-04-2012 08:52 AM

Hi Robin,
What a fine match, your daughter, the dress, the cave, the frame – you have a creative talent that I admire.
Hope all is fine and that life sends you rays of sun.
Best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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