Saturday, 27 July 2013

Celia Hart

 

Here we've framed up a pair of greeting cards by Celia Hart. We've used a dark blue frame with matching fillet and a Pale Peach mount. A couple of really gorgeous pictures :-)

You can find more of Celia's artwork at http://www.celiahart.co.uk/

 

Friday, 26 July 2013

Gesso part 2

 

Nine coats of gesso later...these will need to dry for two or three days now, then they'll be ready for cleaning up :-)

 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Gesso

 

Here are some of the frames that we're working on this week. They're all going to be coated with gesso, which gives them a beautiful smooth finish. We've assembled the bare wood frames today and mixed some rabbit skin glue up ready to size them tomorrow, they should then be ready for 'many' coats of gesso on Friday. :-)

Clockwise from the top left we have a frame for a comic book cover, a frame for my nephews UK bedroom ;-) and a frame for an artist whose work is heading off for exhibition in a London gallery, so they wanted some extra special...an eclectic mix as always :-)

 

Monday, 22 July 2013

Calligraphy

 

Two beautiful text based pieces in for framing recently.

Some Philip Larkin poetry which has been beautifully written out, we used a double mount with an oak frame on this one

And a gorgeous cut out piece which we mounted on board and then triple mounted in a black frame. A really lovely piece :-)

 

Friday, 12 July 2013

Sports Shirt

 

A signed Arsenal shirt that we've mounted and framed. We've used Suedette mount board for both the blue background and the main red board as the brushed cloth look works really well with materials like this shirt. A chunky black frame finishes everything off nicely :-)

 

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Some Nic Vickery originals

 

A couple of originals by artist Nic Vickery here, a beautiful tree and landscape which we've framed in oak, with a double mount. And a stunning pastel stag which we've made a handpainted frame for and then floated the artwork over the mount board. A gorgeous picture :-)

More of Nic's work can be found at https://www.facebook.com/nicvickeryanimalartist

 

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Artist Lihua Yuan

 

Here we've framed up two beautiful botanical watercolours by artist Lihua Yuan. We've made an inner slip to match the gold frame and then added a double mount and Artglass, all of which sets off the artwork to maximum effect :-)

You can find out a little more about Lihua here http://www.etsy.com/people/lihuayuan

 

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Old Photos

 

We've been working on these photos this morning, the top one came in the beautiful antique frame and needed a bit of tidying, cleaning and a new mount. The one at the bottom we've made in a similar frame and added an oval mount as the original photo was an oval. Both are really fascinating images to look at and now have lovely period style frames to show them off :-)

 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Formula One - Memorabilia

 

This was a really fun project to work on. We've got a full set of Parc Ferme passes from the 2012 formula one race season. Each car gets a pass when the cars are held in the paddock between qualifying and race day, these were attached to one of the Caterham cars and there's one for all 20 races last year. So a very rare collectable from the world of F1 :-)

We also have a couple of photos, one of the car and one of the driver and his engineer. We mounted these side by side with the passes floated within the main mount around the edge. Lots of carefull mount cutting required but well worth the effort :-)

 

Monday, 1 July 2013

David Shepherd ' Savuti Elephants'

 

A beautiful canvas print by David Shepherd titled 'Savuti Elephants'.

We've used a gold frame with a cloth slip and second small slip within that to match the gold on the frame. A beautiful piece that makes a great addition to any art collection. You can find more of David's work at http://www.davidshepherd.com