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2017(9)
July(2):
  • British F1 Grand Prix drivers montage
  • Limed and painted frames for Tjili's art.
  • June(1):
  • Invictus Games montage (part two)
  • May(2):
  • Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Fly Past at Goodwood.
  • Invictus Games montage (part one)
  • April(2):
  • West coast to East coast, USA
  • Scouting For Girls montage
  • March(2):
  • The "Wow" factor
  • Things in draws, items under beds........
  • 2016(8)
    November(2):
  • Surprise, surprise!
  • What is the largest picture you can frame?
  • October(2):
  • Shades of grey
  • Jurassic Petersfield
  • September(1):
  • How do you get a 1936 Rolls Royce on a ferry?
  • June(2):
  • Tipple ART
  • Are you a Scrabble fan?
  • May(1):
  • Medals
  • 2015(5)
    September(1):
  • Very large brass rubbing of soldier
  • June(1):
  • Fast and Furious Framing!
  • May(1):
  • BBC Radio Four talks about picture framing
  • March(1):
  • Hand drawn maps or illustrations.
  • February(1):
  • Stretching canvas art such as oil or acrylic.
  • 2014(6)
    October(3):
  • Repairing Plans and Maps
  • Jigsaw transportation and framing
  • Reglazing a veneer frame with a gold slip.
  • August(1):
  • BACS details
  • June(1):
  • Delivery of large pictures
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  • Matching décor and furniture
  • 2013(11)
    October(1):
  • BBC Radio Solent at the Petersfield Framing Studios
  • August(1):
  • Certificates
  • June(1):
  • Prints and copies of your originals
  • May(3):
  • Fitting oil paintings on canvas into frames.
  • The signs are encouraging!
  • Straightening out-of-square tapestries and embroideries
  • April(1):
  • Gordon Rushmer awarded the Rowland Hilder Award at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Exhibition
  • March(2):
  • Hand painted frames..........again!
  • Free Customer Parking
  • February(1):
  • Digital copies of photographs
  • January(1):
  • Framing Teacher website relaunched
  • 2012(12)
    November(1):
  • Scratch Maps
  • October(1):
  • Thunderbugs are go!
  • September(2):
  • Reglazing pictures with broken glass
  • Provenance and other information about pictures
  • August(1):
  • Medals - not just Olympic!
  • June(1):
  • Framing Sports Shirts
  • April(1):
  • Jigsaw framing
  • February(3):
  • To over-frame or not to over-frame? That is the question!
  • Hand painted frames
  • Very large oil paintings on canvas
  • January(2):
  • Favourite books on one poster
  • Unusual map of the United Kingdom
  • 2011(1)
    November(1):
  • 6 feet Papyrus Painting!
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    Andy's Framing Blog

    News, tips and case studies all around Petersfield Framing Studios
    
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    West coast to East coast, USA

    Category: News

    How long does it take to drive through 48 state capitals of the U.S.A.? This was a question that a customer recently asked themselves and produced a map charting their amazing journey. The customer's plan changed unexpectedly for a holiday in U.S.A. and so they decided to something "different for a change." They flew out to the West coast and started in California and drove up and down through the 48 states taking in the state capital whilst travelling through each state. A heck of a lot of driving but they managed to achieve this amazing feat in 23 days. A real whistle-stop tour! The customer bought a map of the USA and drew their route with a permanent red marker and then used a red frame with silver inner bevel for effect. 

     

    As the uniqueness of this map required an explanation, a text aperture was cut into the mount to read thus:

    A pretty amazing trip and it all came about from a last minute idea. Excellent! Plus having the map framed really shares the great experience with your friends and family. We have talked about maps here quite a few times on this blog but they really do make a great talking point in your home. So......have you been on any amazing trips lately?? If so, get a map, get it suitably framed and share your travels. 

     

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    09 April 2017, 09:56
     

    Jurassic Petersfield

    Category: News

    No not the name of the next Spielberg movie in the series but an interesting item to frame here at the Petersfield Framing Studios. A gentleman contacted me about an item he wanted to frame that was rather unusual. A dinosaur footprint. "Unusual" is pretty standard for us I am glad to say so away we went. The footprint was of a Megalosaurus which apparently walked around during the mid-jurassic period. The footprint was discovered in the mudstone of Oxfordshire and then the footprint was cast in fiberglas.

     However it was felt the colour of the background needed to be changed so our neighbour Dub Works (who specialise in VW restorations) sprayed the footprint a different colour for the customer. 

     

     Once the paint dried we could frame the footprint in a suitably deep enough frame painted a suitable Jurassic green and the picture was ready to hang. 

    The item on the left hand side of the above photo is a metre stick to give an idea of the size of the dinosaur. Estimates put the Megalosaurus at around 9 metres long. Glad we didn't have to frame the rest of it! 

     

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    28 October 2016, 18:32
     

    Shades of grey

    Category: News

    It is fairly difficult to introduce coloured framing materials to black and white images. It can be done especially if the framing is selected with a room's decor in mind and the pictures to be framed are creating a theme in a given room. However it isn't the norm and hence grey is a colour that we often use for framing monochromatic pictures. Perhaps surprisingly, monochromatic pictures are often the most difficult of pictures to frame as it is all about matching the grey tones within a picture. So we have just introduced a selection of mouldings to give a wider choice with regards to the shade of grey. It isn't quite 50 shades but these mouldings have been very useful, especially with lighter pencil drawings where the more subtle shades are effective. The extreme colours of either black or white could have been selected but these can be too eye catching (especially black) and could dominate the picture. 

     

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    The mouldings also have a larger and a smaller profile for some of the selection which is always useful for several pictures of similar colour but varying size.

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    08 October 2016, 18:24
     

    How do you get a 1936 Rolls Royce on a ferry?

    Category: News

    No it's not a joke but what I thought was an interesting question that I recently asked a customer when they bought in a portfolio of photographs from an expedition to India. The photographs were taken while the customer and his wife travelled around India in a 1936 Rolls Royce. Possibly not the easiest vehicle to drive around India however the advantages of being able to open all the windows including the front windscreen does become very appealing! This is just one of the images that was framed with kind permission from Mr. Rupert Grey.

     The same image in black and white subsequently framed:

     

    A simply stunning image but the most interesting question remains......how did they get that car on there? For a teaser video follow this link. For some other amazing images from the expedition follow this link. A wonderful trip I am sure with some beautiful images. A real pleasure! 

     

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    16 September 2016, 19:13
     

    Are you a Scrabble fan?

    Category: News

    Are you a person who still enjoys a board game? Of course you are! Well here is a really innovative idea from Lou Hamer using old Scrabble board games to make up names of your family or friends. It is a great idea for perhaps a friend or family who loves Scrabble. You could spell out your children's names (as featured below) or maybe a friend who you might have challenged to a game in the past. 

    The letters are glued into place on the Scrabble board. 

     

    Then the board is over mounted with in this case an off white mount board. 

     

    Once the frame is chosen the glass needs to be elevated away from the letters. This is called a box frame technique and is a technique mentioned many times on this blog and utilised many times at the Petersfield Framing Studios

     

    The box frame is a great way to create a 3-D effect and also protects the Scrabble board for years to come. This particular version is on display along the corridor on the way to my workshop. Lou Hamer will make these to order for you so why not visit her website for more details on Lou's Home Sewn products.  

     

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    18 June 2016, 11:01
     

    Tipple ART

    Category: News

    A wonderfully innovative idea from Wendy Richards and Linda Westall, this is all about fun with art. The idea is to have a drink and have a go at painting. Definitely a time to de-stress! No painting experience is necessary as you will be helped to produce your artwork in a lovely setting. Visit their website for more info and availability. Both Wendy and Linda are very accomplished artists themselves and their work can be viewed at their websites. Wendy is one of my favourite artists with some beautiful coastal work. Linda's passion is all things equestrian and creates some stunning images. 

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    08 June 2016, 16:50
     

    BBC Radio Four talks about picture framing

    Category: News

    When you think about it, picture framing is a bit of an unusual practice and certainly takes a bit of consideration. That certainly seems to be the general opinions of all the picture framers and artists interviewed recently for BBC Radio Four. The 30 minute programme covers many aspects of picture framing including unusual items that framers have framed and also some picture framers' ideas of what is good art. My favourite parts include the glazier who also makes picture frames stating that "if you can't tell which way round it hangs it is rubbish!" Perhaps a slight over generalisation but I understand where he is coming from. There is also at least one 'yuk' moment with some of the unusual items that have been framed. An interesting listen if you have half an hour to spend. To listen to the programme click here. Enjoy!

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    05 May 2015, 18:58
     

    Hand drawn maps or illustrations.

    Category: News

    Many of you I know enjoy displaying framed maps in your homes. I have been fortunate to frame some wonderful maps as a picture framer. I have also written about them myself a few times on this blog with regards to repairing them, framing unusual ones of the United Kingdom or even scratching them! Basically we are big fans of maps and cartography in general. With this in mind I have recently become aware of a very skilled cartographer who can hand draw maps for you to order. Kevin Freeborn's maps focus on illustrations within the maps but everything can be designed to your own personal requirements as they are all hand drawn. Here is an example of the village of West Meon.

    This simply represents a small detailed section of the map but please visit Kevin's website (called 'cartopicts') for more examples of some amazing illustrated maps as well as his art and photography. 

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    17 March 2015, 18:25
     

    BACS details

    Category: News

    For those of you that like to pay via BACS or your online banking systems here are my BACS details:

     

    Bank: Santander

    Sort Code: 09-01-28

    Account no: 20070774

    Ref: Your order number

     

    You will find this order number either on your pink receipt or on your invoice. If you cannot find your order number please put the name that the order would have been taken under. Just a quick reminder about payment methods as I DO NOT accept payment via cards. This is because of the high charges that businesses have to pay in order to accept card payments. Thank you for your understanding.

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    17 August 2014, 12:21
     

    BBC Radio Solent at the Petersfield Framing Studios

    Category: News

    A bit of an unusual hour this morning at the workshop as BBC Radio Solent popped in for an interview about priceless Christmas presents that people might have framed. They had an idea about really thoughtful presents for Christmas for people that are really difficult to buy for. This they thought might involve having something priceless (i.e. sentimental value) framed as a present for loved ones. Quite right too. I would say the vast majority of the items that we frame are priceless to the people that have them framed. They may not mean as much to anyone else but it is all about sentimental value at our workshop. So a really nice chap from BBC Radio Solent called Alun Newman contacted me with a rough idea of an informal, fun interview with a bit of free publicity for us. Great! Just brilliant timing for Christmas too. The techie bit of the radio connection is all very clever with a broadband linked kit which the interview was conducted through. The DJ was Alex Dyke from BBC Radio Solent. The interview might get a bit hung up on whether Jimmy was a canary or a budgie or whether someone might frame a telephone box but all in all a good laugh! Here is a photo taken by my good friend Stephane Rocher of me mid-interview (Notice Carol working hard in the background!).

    You can listen to the interview right here. Hope you enjoy!

     

     

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    31 October 2013, 21:05