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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I've been framed!!!!


…ok, I haven't been framed…
but
my paper cuttings 
or scherenschnitte have!!!

{{Wikipedia:}} 
"scherenschnitte" : which means 'scissors cuts' in German. 
This art tradition was founded in Germany in the 16th century and brought to Colonial America by immigrants in the 18th century who settled primarily in Pennsylvania.


here they are all framed up in our frames….
Peter makes the frames from our own milled Poplar trees
 here on our farm, then I paint them.
the wavy glass that is included is 
windowpane OLD glass from our old farmhouse windows!
(recycle!!)



clockwise, starting at top:
Snowman feeding birds, Woodsman Santa, Xmas tree Angel
and Nantucket Santa on Whale

 ~ and ~


Folk Angel, Comfort Holly Compote, Home Feather Tree & Christmas Eve


and whilst I had the paints out, 
I did this ~

"Santa's Coffer"


one of Peter's wooden coffers ~ painted in a new technique!
looks SO OLD!!!


I have been experimenting with different aging techniques 
...and finishes 
and I think I found the one I love best :)

what do you think?



initials "S.C." on the lid ~ date "1863" on the front


I used 14K gold paint to detail the lettering and numbers ~
adds just the perfect early touch…


wonder what "S.C." keeps in this box?
pipe tobacco?
stardust??
...lists of naughty children???

I have a few more of these boxes to finish before heading out to Ohio tomorrow ~
all of these will be available at the 
From Our Hands Show ~

….plus a few more finished goods for you, too :)


Have a most wonderful day Friends & Folk ~
* Blessed be * 
Lori

20 comments:

Barbara said...

Boy am I sorry I live to far away to go to that show! Love the pictures, especially the angel and Santa's box. The antiquing is wonderful. Good Luck!

dogwoodfarm said...

I love then all!! What a fabulous finish on the box!!
Have fun at the show!!
xox L

Mugwump Woolies said...

Have a great show! Would I love to hang one of those wonderful clippings in my kitchen window in December!
Robyn

sew.darn.quilt said...

Magnificent pieces of art.

ronda at simple thyme prims said...

Beautiful work Lori & Peter, you guys are an amazing team! Great wishes for a wonderful show! xoxo~ronda

Susan Pilotto said...

Those framed cuttings are gorgeous Lori...I particularly love the one of Santa on the whale...being that I live on the ocean! The box to is wonderful...such talent in your family! Cheers, Susan

KAREN said...

I have an old bench I would like to age/paint. Any ideas on how to get the look you have for the coffer?

Marlene said...

My first thought on the S C .... Santa Claus.
Love the new technique! It looks great!
Where did you find the box?

Marlene said...

Oops sorry....Peter made the box. Cool!
I also wish I lived closer but then it would be very dangerous $$$.

Sarah pauline said...

I'd love to be at that show. I love your gorgeous art!

my3Kitties said...

Pretty cool, loved how your frames turned out, I wish that I didn't live so far away either!!!! Sweet!

NMK said...

I Want one of your paper cuttings ..... will you offer any ??? Your new SC chest is Great !!! And the finish is perfectly prim !!!!

Snugglebug Blessings said...

The framed pics are wonderful. I have been coming to your blog for a bit now and it has stirred such a desire to move towards folk art. The pics and boxes are so beautiful, you have amazing talent. Thank you for sharing it with us. God bless!

Kim said...

It's all beautiful but I just love that Santa box. I'm sure it's filled with reindeer treats :)

Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

You amaze me ,Lori !!! Everything is so wonderful !!

Anon E. Mouse said...

Beautiful pieces from you both!

moosecraft said...

Love them all, Lori! Sure wish I could be at the show! Enjoy and safe travels to you!
~Sharon

Pat said...

Are we there yet???????

Maria said...

How do you get all of this done? You are super amazing woman! Maria

Rhonda smith said...

Wonderful work!!!!!

Blessings
Rhonda

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