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by Rainbow
Thu 21 Jan, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Hi from Italy

Welcome Michele

Mal at Harlequin Frames kindly does some instructional videos - https://www.harlequin-frames.co.uk/

I believe he's a forum member but I don't know his forum name.

Buona fortuna! (Blame Google if that doesn't mean Good Luck in Italian :D )
by Rainbow
Wed 06 Jan, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass - cutting, quality, supplier.
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Glass - cutting, quality, supplier.

Hi Helen Funnily enough I've had exactly the same crisis of confidence, and I've posted on here a couple of times about glass cutting - see these threads for some helpful suggestions: https://www.theframersforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=18216&p=138076&hilit=Glass#p138076 https://www.theframersforum....
by Rainbow
Sat 26 Dec, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: The Queen's photo frames
Replies: 1
Views: 382

The Queen's photo frames

In the Queen's Christmas message this year, she had a photo of Prince Philip on her desk. It was an oval photo and frame - but it didn't have a mount :giggle:

I'm sure we commented on the photo frames on her desk last year but I couldn't find the comments.
by Rainbow
Wed 23 Dec, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Christmas Greetings to one an' all
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Christmas Greetings to one an' all

Christmas is a good opportunity for me to say to all the kind forum members who’ve answered my questions how much I appreciate your support. I’ll always be a small player in a big field, but I continue to learn new things as a result of the generous advice given on this forum, and special thanks for...
by Rainbow
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Removing deep creases from large poster
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Removing deep creases from large poster

Since they're not valuable, you could try smoothing the poster down on to self-adhesive board. I've done that occasionally, and whilst I don't think I've ever made the creases completely invisible if you look closely, the results have been very satisfactory. It depends on the paper and how bad the c...
by Rainbow
Mon 21 Dec, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggested suppliers non trade
Replies: 24
Views: 958

Re: Suggested suppliers non trade

Part of being in business is backing your hunches and taking a risk. If you do it, your might fail, but there again, you might succeed. If you don't do it, you'll always regret it. Just because it hasn't been done before, doesn't mean to say that there isn't a market for it. This year I've been doin...
by Rainbow
Wed 16 Dec, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Is the world ging mad?
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Is the world ging mad?

Those are all old articles, and the last one (written in 2017) wasn’t intended to be taken seriously anyway - it’s marked “Fun” and the URL has “lighthearted” in it. The other articles were written in July, April and April respectively. There may have been a problem during the first lockdown (who di...
by Rainbow
Sat 12 Dec, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Colouring the bevelled edge
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: Colouring the bevelled edge

Thank you for the very helpful contributions :)
by Rainbow
Thu 10 Dec, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Colouring the bevelled edge
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: Colouring the bevelled edge

Thank you all, that's very helpful :)
by Rainbow
Wed 09 Dec, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Colouring the bevelled edge
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Colouring the bevelled edge

I want to give a black bevelled edge to a white core mount. Please can anyone advise on the best technique for colouring a bevelled edge, and also what's the best brush/pen/ink/paint to use. Thank you. :)
by Rainbow
Mon 07 Dec, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Print touching u.v. glass
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Print touching u.v. glass

One of the main manufacturers of UV glass for the picture framing industry is Tru Vue - you could try contacting them to see what they say, although the glass your framer has used may not be Tru Vue. If there was a spacer in originally, I wouldn't have removed it unless I thought there was a good re...
by Rainbow
Thu 03 Dec, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Outgassing
Topic: Read, Reflect and Learn
Replies: 6
Views: 3223

Re: Read, Reflect and Learn

Welcome to the forum, Fallen Branches. You can access the articles by going to the home page and then going to Articles in the menu. https://www.harlequin-frames.co.uk/

It's an excellent resource, all credit to Harlequin Frames. :yes:
by Rainbow
Wed 02 Dec, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with flexible tabs?
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: What's wrong with flexible tabs?

Like your description, Richard :lol:

Thank you very much for the explanation, Jo, it makes sense now.
by Rainbow
Wed 02 Dec, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with flexible tabs?
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: What's wrong with flexible tabs?

Thanks, Mark and Prospero. I read the conservation thing in an old thread: No undermount, hinged to windowmount with self adhesive tape, bendy points and no bumpers are all defo not conservation :shock: David was a regular contributor when I first joined but he doesn't seem to have been around since...
by Rainbow
Tue 01 Dec, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with flexible tabs?
Replies: 7
Views: 391

What's wrong with flexible tabs?

On a few occasions I've seen it mentioned that flexible tabs are either not liked, or not conservation standard. I've thought and thought about this but I still can't think why this should be. Can anyone enlighten me please!
by Rainbow
Mon 30 Nov, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Rebate not deep enough
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Rebate not deep enough

Today's challenge is I have 2 framed items which once fillet, glass & triple mount are stacked there is insufficient depth to get a backboard in. You haven't mentioned an undermount. If you're not using an undermount, you'll still need an acid-free barrier sheet between the art and the backboard. D...
by Rainbow
Wed 25 Nov, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hinging plasticised pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Hinging plasticised pictures

Best to put them all-round as the picture might get stored upside down before it gets hung :wink: You don't need to use a whole strip, just snip off some short pieces. On a small/medium sized picture, I just put a couple of short pieces on each length. Prospero pointed me in the direction of V-strip...
by Rainbow
Tue 24 Nov, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: New Web Site - A Little Assistance
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: New Web Site - A Little Assistance

I've got a Mac and it's working for me on both Firefox and Chrome. Check that your wife's Mac is using the most current version of whichever browser she's using.
by Rainbow
Mon 23 Nov, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hinging plasticised pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Hinging plasticised pictures

If V-strips would be suitable I'd use those. I just popped in and out yesterday when I posted this so here's some more info. I use V-strips if hinging isn't possible because they're archival quality, very quick & easy to use, and nothing is attached to the art. I don't use them if the paper is too ...
by Rainbow
Sun 22 Nov, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hinging plasticised pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Hinging plasticised pictures

If V-strips would be suitable I'd use those.