The Rest of the Mona Lisa Project

After quite a bit of secrecy we are now able to tell you about what happened to the Mona Lisa copy, and the replica frame we created last year. As you can see in the pictures below, Willard Wigan, a famous micro sculptor, re-created a microscopic version of the Mona Lisa painting and frame. He then placed the tiny sculpture…

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Sansavino Frame – Carved Lime

A contact came to us though the website, from a client in Chicago, requesting a frame for a map by Abraham Ortelius with the style based on an Italian sansavino. The frame was hand carved in lime and the design was taken from a few different original sansavino frames, along with some input from head framer Tim to tie the…

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The Mona Lisa Project

At the end of 2016, Kingswood were commissioned to make an exact replica of the frame that sits around one of the most recognised paintings in the world, DaVinci’s Mona Lisa. Casting a frame like this would be difficult, so we opted to hand carve the entire frame. To start the process, the design of the frame was drawn out…

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Hand Carved Sansovino Frame

The Carving Process Recently, Tim has started a new range of hand carved samples and has now carved a full frame. The frame that Tim decided to carve was one style that he has always admired, a Sansovino frame. This style of frame takes its name from the Italian sculptor and architect Jacopo Sansovino, who inspired the style of the frames with overlapping scrolls, garlands…

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More Hand Carved Frame Samples

We have been busy here at Kingswood recently framing our customers work and also creating a range of beautiful hand carved frame samples. The most recent carved sample is a full decorated corner. This sample is an embellishment from a pattern Tim found. On top of carving the sample by hand Tim also brushed on multiple layers of gesso, sanded,…

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Tabernacle Frame

We were recently commissioned to create a tabernacle frame for a very beautiful piece of work for a customer. We started by creating a raw wood base which was then sprayed with gesso, left to dry and then sanded. Casts were then made from a range of our antique Victorian wood moulds. Compo is pressed in to these moulds to create…

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Hand Carved Frames

Tim has recently taken up carving again and has created some beautiful hand carved frame samples. As it is our aim to produce as many different frame types and styles as possible, along with our cast frames, we are now producing hand, wood carved mouldings in modern and old, antique styles. This makes it even easier to alter frames to…

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New Shop Sign – Shrewsbury

We have had our new shop sign put up for our showroom on Saint Johns Hill in Shrewsbury and we thing it looks great. If you have anything you would like to have framed or if you have any questions, you can call in to the showroom and have a chat with one of our framing consultants or phone us either on:…

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Christmas At Kingswood 2015

It’s not long until Christmas and we have our Christmas and New Year opening times ready for the break. If there is anything you want framing for Christmas please bring it in earlier rather than later as we don’t want you to be disappointed that we can’t get a present ready in time. The posters below are the times for Welshpool and Shrewsbury and have everything…

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Jessie Hankin – Shropshire Artist – New Work

Recently we have had some new pieces of work in the showroom in Shrewsbury from Jessie Hankin. She has brought us 2 new beautiful pieces of work, pictured below. The first image is of Jessie’s painting ‘Dovey Sands’. This painting was inspired by early morning, fresh walks by the estuary in Aberdovey, with its unique light and soft, sea spray and…

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