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by Rainbow
Sun 12 Jul, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: AR99 Glass - which side?
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: AR99 Glass - which side?

^ It makes sense when you think about it, but thank you, that was the question I was going to ask! :D
by Rainbow
Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Chevrons wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: Moulding Chevrons wanted

I have somewhere between 200-250 (haven't counted them for a while, and some get discontinued whilst others are added) but they're not on display. I talk to the customer about what colours might suit, where it will hang, any particular preferences they've got etc, and then I pick a selection of chev...
by Rainbow
Tue 23 Jun, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Going into business for myself
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Hello, Going into business for myself

Welcome to forum, John. You've got a lot going for you if you've had 25 years framing experience, even if it's only been off and on. How are you planning to get customers? If you’re working from a shed in the garden and don’t have a shop front, can you put out banner or swing sign at the front of yo...
by Rainbow
Mon 22 Jun, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Anti-virus precautions
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Anti-virus precautions

It’s difficult not to get the impression that anti-virus precautions have been thrown to the wind by a lot of people, including my customers. Most have humoured me with regard to my precautions, but one couple told me that life generally is a risk, and we’re more at risk from XYZ than from the virus...
by Rainbow
Sun 21 Jun, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!
Replies: 23
Views: 775

Re: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!

I think you've found a way of making IKEA frames look expensive! :D
by Rainbow
Thu 18 Jun, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paperweights?
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Paperweights?

Rainbow wrote:
Thu 18 Jun, 2020 3:29 pm
I think I'll start saving glass jars so that I can upcycle V-nails. I've got used V-nails sitting in a tub just waiting for a use for them
:Slap: I didn't mean V-nails, I meant used blades!
by Rainbow
Thu 18 Jun, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paperweights?
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Paperweights?

I love all these ideas. I think I'll start saving glass jars so that I can upcycle V-nails. I've got used V-nails sitting in a tub just waiting for a use for them :D At the moment I'm using ceramic coasters, with these paper coasters underneath just in case the ceramic ones get grubby. https://www.l...
by Rainbow
Sat 13 Jun, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Hello to all

I'm reluctant to suggest framing the poster directly against an acrylic sheet instead of glass to keep it flat if it's not of much value, because the experts haven't mentioned it so p'raps don't take any notice of this suggestion :D
by Rainbow
Fri 12 Jun, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso nightmare
Replies: 22
Views: 1304

Re: Morso nightmare

This probably isn't the case with your current problems as it sounds as if it's happening to several types of moulding, but otherwise it's worth checking that the wood isn't warped. I've got a case currently which didn't join properly, couldn't figure out why, until I laid the inner sides of the len...
by Rainbow
Wed 10 Jun, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Anamorphic art
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Anamorphic art

I've been discovering anamorphic art, particularly street art. I've ordered Julian Beever's book. https://www.julianbeever.net/index.php/phoca-gallery-3d And I like this video of David Zinn's art because it shows how the perspective changes, depending on the angle of view. https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by Rainbow
Tue 26 May, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undermount
Replies: 27
Views: 1302

Re: Undermount

Yes, indeed, I didn't mean to imply that I used any old sheet of paper lying around :D My barrier sheet of choice is Wessex WBB1 which says the following: Calcium carbonate buffered Suitable as a barrier between artwork and backing board pH value 8.5 Manufactured to FATG Conservation Standards
by Rainbow
Tue 26 May, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undermount
Replies: 27
Views: 1302

Re: Undermount

Do you tend to always undermount, unless the customer is specifically cost cutting? Yes, always. Apart from when there’s an exception! The undermount enables me to create a sturdy sandwich, as Justintime has described. When you know the art is safely tucked up in a sandwich and there’s no risk of a...
by Rainbow
Fri 22 May, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Width of mount
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Width of mount

All very helpful, thank you :)
by Rainbow
Thu 21 May, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Width of mount
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Re: Width of mount

Thank you all. This is a framing job for myself, which is proving more difficult than for customers :D The moulding is 40mm, but for some reason a mount wider than 40mm doesn't look right on this painting and nor does a narrower one. I'd normally go for around 40mm for the mount, but then that's the...
by Rainbow
Thu 21 May, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Width of mount
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Width of mount

I know I've read somewhere (probably on here!) that it's bad practice to make the mount the same width as the frame. How big a No-no is this? If it's a rule, are there times when it can be broken without the world coming to an end?
by Rainbow
Wed 13 May, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Sanitising mouldings etc
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Sanitising mouldings etc

^ Call me sad but that's the most interesting thing I've read about this virus :D Thank you for that!
by Rainbow
Wed 13 May, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Sanitising mouldings etc
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Sanitising mouldings etc

One of the articles that you linked to earlier gave a much longer period than 3-4 days for the virus living on hard surfaces, so I've got to do more research before advising customers, some of whom are quite elderly.
by Rainbow
Wed 13 May, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Sanitising mouldings etc
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Sanitising mouldings etc

Thank you all for these replies, which are super helpful :)
by Rainbow
Tue 12 May, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Sanitising mouldings etc
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Sanitising mouldings etc

I'm making preparations to re-start at some point and I could do with some advice on sanitisers. What sanitisers would you use for mouldings and mountboard?


(I'm not going to let customers touch moulding/mountboard samples - I'm thinking more of sanitising products on receipt of delivery.)
by Rainbow
Sat 09 May, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Word Search
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: Free Stuff

Can you do a codewords one please :giggle: