Using a miter saw I cut all 4 sides of the molding at 45 degrees so outside is the exact size of your hardwood panel. I cut the long sides exactly the same length, and the short sides are the same length.
Using the miter clamp dry fit the corner and use the level on both sides, make sure the frame is level.
Loosen the short side of the miter clamp and apply a thin coat of wood glue to both ends to be attached. Tighten the two sides so 45 degree angles are together, flat on top and bottom forming a tight, clean 90 degree “L”. Let dry for about 30 minutes.
Repeat level, glue, drill, and nail so all sides are attached to form the frame. When frame is complete you can place the frame on a flat surface and put weight on the corners to help flatten. When dry I move to next steps.
FILL,SAND AND STAIN
ATTACH ART TO FRAME
First I dry fit to make sure the frame fits the art work
Place flat sticks like paint stirring paddles to keep the cemented surfaces from touching until aligned. Then carefully remove sticks from one end, as surfaces touch they are attached and can NOT be realigned.
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If you agree – Take a selfie and Share your Image and thoughts.
As our friend Laurie said it during these uncertain times – “Who is speaking, our ego or our heart? We follow the truth in our heart. Our heart shares inspiring, uplifting, encouraging, and supporting wisdom. The ego shares worries, concerns, insecurities, self-doubts, anxieties, and fears. Which do we give more “air-time” to?
We can be informed, stay home, wash our hands, wear our masks, be prudent about social distancing without panic and total fear.”
All of my life, I have manipulated ink, oil, acrylic and watercolor paints, pencil, charcoal, pastels and even wax to create an images.
Recent years have discovered a new medium with which to express myself. Words–strung–together, much like brush strokes, and color, can create vivid images. Words, as do paintings, portray scenes only limited by the viewer–readers imagination.
Yet with this new medium, a paradox emerges. Both liberating and confining in the same.