Picture Frame Making for Amateurs

Picture Frame Making for Amateurs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...are attached, the only ourve in most cases being olose to the main stem. Some are curved, but the rule is straightness, like that of the large leaf at the bottom. The more curved ones are generally the shorter, by which the smaller leaves are attached. It is not, indeed, absolutely necessary to follow Nature accurately in this respect, but the various details of this character are often the secret of the beauty of a design. In one thing I have conventionalised the ivy spray purposely--namely, in showing all the leaves in plan instead of giving a certain number of them in profile; but if the individual leaves are varied in shape, size, and curvature, this will not become an eye-sore, as great relief is given by the grouping. The object of the S-shaped scroll on the left is twofold: First, to aid in strengthening the frames on that side, and, secondly, to avoid the sameness which would result from a continuation of the foliage. A few leaves, however, are carried below it, to still further take off any formality. Although an appearance of relief is given throughout, the whole may be satisfactorily worked out of stuff a quarter of an inch thick. It would nevertheless be better to use a rather thicker board--say Ain. thick--and sycamore would look very well. This will allow of plenty of stuff to take the rebates of the three frames, all of which are rounded in front but flat at the back. A rebate is not absolutely necessary, unless a glass is to be fitted, as a photograph is easily held close to the wood by a little tack or two, or by a button filed out of sheet brass; but if the photographs are to be glazed, a rebate should decidedly be made. In this pattern the main difficulty will be found in getting out the thin leaf stems, especially where they...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500776
  • 9781236500779