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2017(9)
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  • British F1 Grand Prix drivers montage
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  • Fitting oil paintings on canvas into frames.
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  • Gordon Rushmer awarded the Rowland Hilder Award at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Exhibition
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  • Hand painted frames..........again!
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  • To over-frame or not to over-frame? That is the question!
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  • Very large oil paintings on canvas
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  • Favourite books on one poster
  • Unusual map of the United Kingdom
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  • 6 feet Papyrus Painting!
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    Andy's Framing Blog

    News, tips and case studies all around Petersfield Framing Studios
    

    Favourite books on one poster

    Category: Tips and Hints

    We do see some very clever art that is framed at our workshop. A poster came in recently that had the ingenious idea of putting the text of your favourite book onto one A1 sized poster. Of course the text size is very small but remains readable. However the really clever part is the use of cut outs of text to create shapes associated with that book. The poster that we framed was of the book Alice in Wonderland where the cut out areas were of a little girl and the suits of a pack of playing cards hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades. Other books include Black Beauty with the text all in the horse's head and A Christmas Carol with the cut out of a candle. The effect created from a distance is stunning and a perfect tribute to your favourite book. The text is in black by default and so a very simple white over mount was used and then a 1.25" or 30mm square black profile to frame the poster. A truly stunning and very creative idea. In fact I liked the idea so much I bought my partner Janet one for a present. She is a RE teacher and so I bought her The Bible where the cut out area is a hand offering an apple! For more information please visit the Spineless Classics website.

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    22 January 2012, 16:52
     

    6 feet Papyrus Painting!

    Category: Case Studies

     

    One of the largest papyrus paintings I have ever seen came into the workshop this week. It measures over 6 feet or 1.8 metres in length. This size of picture always creates some challenges for a picture framer as this is longer than most sheet materials, such as the glass or the mount board to display the papyrus on. However, with a suitable colour emulsion paint, any backing board large enough can be transformed into the desired effect. In this case the backing board was painted black to show off the papyrus to the best effect. Also the papyrus was mounted on top of the black board to make a feature of the unfinished edges of the papyrus.

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    18 November 2011, 10:13