Sunday, October 16, 2011

Eye've Been Framed!


Now that the cold indoor weather is upon us, eye've I've been trying to complete some of my half-finished projects so I can start on some new Christmas projects.  I just counted and there are only 70 days left!



I painted this simple eye chart......oh, a few months ago, and it has been impatiently waiting to be framed.  So......


This was my first attempt at cutting a mitered frame using only a handsaw and miter box.  Not bad, if I do say so myself.  The eye chart looked pretty lonely hanging all by itself, so I thought a vintage looking optometrist sign would make a good companion piece.  Rather than spend an hour or more drawing up my own design, I found an image I liked at The Graphics Fairy.











 I basecoated a piece of plywood in various shades of blue and traced my enlarged pattern onto the board using white transfer paper.  Excuse the next few pictures taken at night in the basement.


Next I painted the design with acrylic craft paints and sealed it with clear matte sealer.  Now, for the frame, I measured and cut pieces of inexpensive pine molding with 45 degree angles and painted them a with a metallic gold acrylic craft paint. 

I attached the frame with Gorilla Glue....



then used my new Rockler clamps to hold it in place until the glue dried.



To tie the whole works together, I used screw eyes and short lengths of chain from the hardware store.



I haven't taken out a single Halloween decoration, but I think this looks rather ghoulish, don't you?

Don't forget to visit The DIY Club Auction for Breast Cancer Awareness that starts Oct.22!!!

This little monkey needs a home.


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18 comments:

  1. Wow! That is super creative!!!! Love it! And love how the eye chart looks framed. Really like those little frames, like the one you did on my "O, Sweet P" sign. :)

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  2. Wow, you are so creative (and what great painting of the glasses/eyes).
    - Joy

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  3. OMG.........post this EVERYWHERE!!!! This is super duper!!! You should get a lot of hits and followers from this alone. Great project. Seriously. "O" for ORIGINAL!

    btw....the image with your mannequin head cracked me up! The addition of the glasses was funny. Now I gotta go get another cup of coffee. Wonder if anyone else will delight me as much this morning....doubt it. Hard act to follow...

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  4. Wow, that is just brilliant. I love the way you have painted up the eye glasses! You have a new follower :)

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  5. Vicki
    That is fabulous! I love the eye chart graphics but paired with your your painting of the eye glasses, it's wonderful, and just a little spooky!
    I've given you the Versatile Blogger award so check out my post, Wed, Oct 19 for the rules!
    Rebecca

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  6. oh my gosh this is so cool. couldn't find your followers list,, I wanted to follow your blog,, I saw your comment on a paint party friday friends and thought the name was so cool, (of your blog)captured my interest.

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  7. I'd leave this up year round - love it!!
    xo Cathy

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  8. WOW! Fabulous job on your painting AND the frame!! Love this!! :)

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  9. So awesome!
    Had to come visit and follow your awesome blog after seeing this on Graphics Fairy.
    :)
    Maureen
    http://www.releasemecreations.com

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  10. Love your blog space! Your ideas are fun and beautiful! Found you on the Graphics Fairy and I will be "watching" you! Ha ha! Thank you for sharing!

    Country Lane Peddlers
    Sheryl

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  11. Great Job!! I always love seeing what others are painting.

    How far north is Ranger? I live in southwest MN -Tyler.

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  12. I think I have to read your whole blog. I love every post. And those monkey pictures, you capture their thoughts so well, I can picture them wandering all over your town like they are real!

    ~Bliss~

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  13. Vicki, just found your blog today through the graphics fairy. Your eye chart is divine! Please stop by sometime and enter my "Paris Mondays" monthly giveaway or just to say hi! Pam

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  14. WHAT A FABULOUS JOB you've done!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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