The Christmas Big'un.

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by prospero » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 4:25 pm

Masking removed. Beginning to look decent. :D
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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by prospero » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 4:34 pm

Flipped over (with some effort) and the liner fixed in. All the back nicely papered with gummy tape (quite a lot).

Little bendy mirror plates attached ready for the canvas. At this point the artist was on his way with the painting. :P
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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by prospero » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 4:38 pm

Well it went in with a bit of jiggling.... :roll:

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by prospero » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 4:50 pm

Job Done. Now to get it out of the door. There wasn't much leeway.

Hard to appreciate the scale from photos. The artist (seen here) is Daniel Crane who is on the whole not
a very short guy. He brought the canvas and took the framed picture away in his horse-box. Which was a bit surreal. :shock:

Sorry I couldn't get a photo of the entire thing and it was dark outside, but he did hope to get a photo of the painting in situ at
the customer's house. If he did manage it I'll post it.
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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by vintage frames » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 5:19 pm

Well impressed!

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by Jules007 » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 6:08 pm

That's brilliant. Well done for giving us a step by step photo guide.

Sorry to be vulgar and raise the issue of money, but how on earth do you price something like this?

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by theframer » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 7:22 pm

Thats Lovely top job.

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by Chris2103 » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 8:42 pm

A great frame and a very informative set of posts. Thanks Prospero for taking the time to do the posts :clap: :rock:

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by prospero » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 9:15 pm

Jules007 wrote:
Sorry to be vulgar and raise the issue of money, but how on earth do you price something like this?
As much as I can but no more than I need to. :wink:
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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by poliopete » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 6:49 am

A fab' frame :D and thank you for those excellent and informative posts :rock:

So much information there from a very skilled professional :clap: :clap:

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by Steve N » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 9:23 am

Ding Dong Sir :yes: :clap:
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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by louisesimon » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 12:16 pm

Great posts, and frame.

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by pramsay13 » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 4:04 pm

Excellent job and great tutorial.
I hope you priced it correctly!

p.s. I've had a horse-box collection before too, although it was only for maybe around a 6' x 4' frame.

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by poliopete » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 7:10 pm

A couple of questions if you don't mind :D

Do you and that customer design the frame together or does he leave it completely to you? and, why the extra couple of inches? (5' 2") :?

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by prospero » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 8:41 pm

That is the artist's 'signature' design. All his frames are variations of that theme, mainly smaller.

5' 2" ? As good a dimension as any. :roll: :D
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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by poliopete » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 8:55 pm

"5' 2"? As good a dimension as any" :lol:

Thanks for explaining the frame style. :D

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by David McCormack » Mon 04 Feb, 2019 10:23 am

Lovely work prospero and great photos but, where's your cat?
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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by prospero » Mon 04 Feb, 2019 12:01 pm

Alas the cat is an ex-cat. :(
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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by David McCormack » Mon 04 Feb, 2019 12:23 pm

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Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Post by +Rafe+ » Fri 08 Feb, 2019 4:19 pm

A bit late to the party... What a great post and beautiful frame. Lovely work and thank you for the detailed posts!

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