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Large Picture Frames

Sourcing quality large picture frames is not as easy as one would think. Of course, you can order them online, but what about their quality and finish? Choosing a big size photo frame is like trying on clothes, it’s time-consuming,  highly personal, and a trial-by-error undertaking. Buying large picture frames from your local picture framer is […]

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Top 4 tips to choose the perfect frame for your picture

Bespoke framing can be both expensive and also reasonably priced depending on the choice of frame and the complexity of the framing method. It is important therefore to take time getting the right choice of frame. Below I will expand on the following; What is the message you are trying to convey about the framed piece? Is […]

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Need to frame a picture in Cambridge?

There are fewer picture framers in Cambridge today than at any recent time. Retirement has seen to a few recently. Over 20 years of providing picture framing services within the city of Cambridge, Camframe looks forward to continuing to provide a complete bespoke framing service in Cambridgeshire for the foreseeable future. Camframe is based at […]

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Rabbit skin glue

Rabbit skin glue is a rabbit collagen (Animal protein formed from the process of boiling the skin) It was traditionally used to protect the canvas from the damaging effect of an acid called linolenic acid contained in Oil Paint.

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Framing drawings

Drawings are traditionally mounted, although today floating and surface mounting has increased in popularity. Paper should always be kept away from glass to limit acid damage. Box framing allows for the attractive edge of hand-made watercolour paper to left exposed.

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Framing watercolors without a mount

Hand made watercolour papers have very attractive rough edges. Fine artists often chose to leave the edge exposed. Floating or surface mounting being their preferred choice. To correct cockling in the paper (caused by water absorption as watercolour is applied) lightly spray the back of the paper with water and leave the paper under a […]

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Choosing a frame for a painting

Choosing a frame for a painting is an art. As soon as you think you know what you want as a frame the sooner you will be confounded when you actually try frame samples against your artwork. Of course choosing a frame for a certificate or a black and white photograph is easier. Black and white […]

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Framing photographs

Black and white photographs usually demand either a black or white or silver frame. To introduce a colour into the frame or the mount only distract the eye and the viewer sight will be drawn towards the colour before the photograph and this is not good framing practice. A good picture framer will be aware […]

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Canvas Stretching in Cambridge

Stretching canvases is a skill that most art students in the past were very good at. As the cost of ready made stretched canvases has fallen, so has the general appreciation of the skill involved in stretching a canvas. In my day we made all our canvases and prepared the surface with Rabbit skin glue. […]