Painted Chamfers: Framing a Calligraphed Poem

This lovely poem by Dawn Gross was expertly calligraphed by Ben Yates. We used a 1-5/8″ wide walnut frame on the 15″ x 11″ paper. By chamfering the outside edge I gave the corners an abstract leaf form. I painted the chamfer with green milk paint, which I’ve been enjoying playing with over the past few months. (More on that in upcoming posts.) The sight edge is also chamfered, and we gilded it with 23 kt gold leaf.

I’ll stop there so you can enjoy Dawn’s “Voice of a Hummingbird” in Ben’s exquisite hand. (Just click the image to enlarge enough to read.)

Ben Yates and Dawn Gross framed poemFramed poem—oblique view

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