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by caro
Thu 14 Mar, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Hot press Drytac 260 & stand - used -for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Hot press Drytac 260 & stand - used -for sale

The hotpress was sold this morning.
by caro
Sat 02 Mar, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Removing double-sided tape
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Removing double-sided tape

I did not get on well with zest. Lighter fluid I've used many times, for masking tape, sellotape, self adhesive stickers on the back of photos, stuck down pictures, etc. for items which are not of high value. Obviously it's not the job of a framer to interfere with the artwork so I first suggest to ...
by caro
Wed 27 Feb, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help with 'pinning'
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Help with 'pinning'

Sorry, I've just had another look and see that each piece is spaced away from the backing on 'stilts' What is the customer expecting ?
by caro
Wed 27 Feb, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help with 'pinning'
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Help with 'pinning'

Are they individual pieces lying on a piece of glass? - Is it free machine embroidery on dissolved fabric? If they are made of thread, then you could stitch as unobtrusively as possible, to a fabric backing, using a similar thread, then stretch the fabric backing over a piece of conservation mountbo...
by caro
Wed 27 Feb, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Hot press Drytac 260 & stand - used -for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Hot press Drytac 260 & stand - used -for sale

Drytac HGP 260 vacuum hotpress, pump and metal stand max workspace 890mmx 1195mm /35" x 47" dimensions: width 1300mm x depth 975mm x height 160mm weight 72 kg Instruction DVD, manuals and samples new in 2008, in good working order part rolls: drymount tissue, matt, satin matt heat seal, foam, silico...
by caro
Sun 12 Aug, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window-mount width?
Replies: 18
Views: 3134

Re: Window-mount width?

At some point in my training, 20 years and I'm still learning, I realised that same width moulding and mount border can create a stripey effect. I usually work to the rule of thirds.There's an explanation of the golden ratio by Mark Wilson in Annabelle Ruston's book 'Frame Design'. For example the t...
by caro
Sun 18 Feb, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Smoothing edges of glass
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

Re: Smoothing edges of glass

I only ever smooth glass edges if it's a really rough break, which sometimes happens when taking off a couple of mms. I nearly always wear gloves, leather finger tips and palms (gardening) gloves - used only for handling glass - mainly because it cuts down on finger marks, they give a great grip too...
by caro
Fri 19 Jan, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: what would you do?
Replies: 15
Views: 4126

Re: what would you do?

One option would be to stitch on an extra width of edging fabric which could then be stapled or laced or something...
by caro
Sat 09 Dec, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: First day night test match painting
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

Re: First day night test match painting

stunning artwork and appropriate frame !
by caro
Tue 05 Dec, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Mediterranean Style
Replies: 7
Views: 2448

Re: Mediterranean Style

Lovely job, suits the painting perfectly.
by caro
Tue 14 Nov, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reaching Out
Replies: 22
Views: 8623

Re: Reaching Out

I am a bespoke, or custom framer. small turnover of jobs but they are nearly all hand finished, because I don't like wasting finished mouldings and I can fix/disguise/incorporate damage to wood mouldings. First I ask the customer if they want something specific, if not we usually start by choosing a...
by caro
Tue 14 Nov, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Dried blood on museum board
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Re: Dried blood on museum board

Marks on rag board can be sanded off with a very fine grade sandpaper, then burnish down the fluffed up area with an agate burnisher, Practice on a scrap first to perfect the amount of pressure with the sandpaper and burnisher and to make sure the sandpaper doesn't leave a mark,, It's also possible ...
by caro
Sat 04 Nov, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You Tube Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Re: You Tube Videos

Fabulous work, thanks for the demonstration.
by caro
Wed 25 Oct, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fixing artwork into floater frames
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Fixing artwork into floater frames

I like to use the bendy thin brass plates, which come in several sizes, from Lion, you can bend them in just the right place to fit your stretcher and frame, because no two that I've done have been the same size.
by caro
Sun 08 Oct, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Photos on social media, website
Replies: 10
Views: 4939

Re: Photos on social media, website

I usually ask first before posting photos, or just post a part of the framed work
by caro
Fri 29 Sep, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: discontinued moulding
Replies: 0
Views: 807

discontinued moulding

IMG_20170929_153751254_HDR.jpg Hi Moulding no. 363 530 000 - Can anybody please help me out I'm hoping to add a frame to my customer's collection, need a 1500mm length or pieces for a small frame originally bought it over 10 years ago, it's a matt finish veneer, 13mm wide, black back and sight edge...
by caro
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Shoe sole needs mounting discretely
Replies: 3
Views: 3045

Re: Shoe sole needs mounting discretely

Many thanks for your help Jerome, I used the method you advised and the customer was very happy! I've just posted a picture of the finished job on another post about framing a pair of wedding shoes.
by caro
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help needed to frame wedding shoes
Replies: 10
Views: 5699

Re: Help needed to frame wedding shoes

I was asked to frame an historical shoe sole, (there's further info in a post on here 'shoe sole needs fixing discretely' last December) and J Feig very helpfully advised to use clear polyester as an archival product. The strips are visible close up, but the customer didn't mind and my feeling is th...
by caro
Wed 07 Dec, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Shoe sole needs mounting discretely
Replies: 3
Views: 3045

Shoe sole needs mounting discretely

IMG_20161207_102432168.jpg I've got this old shoe sole to frame for a customer, in a box frame, maybe dates from 1605, rigid, has a few small existing holes, I thought I'd go for brown thread to hold it in place using the existing holes, in the picture I've put some transparent thread and polyester...
by caro
Thu 01 Dec, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COLD WEATHER
Replies: 19
Views: 5986

Re: COLD WEATHER

in case you have not come across the 'insulted box' technique, specifically it has to be got really irrate and giving off tremendous heat for max benefit. I thought Buffalo gear was going to be something to do with ice hockey, but no, from Sheffield, thanks for that link might give it a try..