Digital photo frames can be bought online and in store. Their prices for the smaller frames are very low and make a perfect option if you just want to pop a photo into a frame in a hurry. Your bespoke framer often has small odd shaped ready frames or will be all to happy to … Continue reading “The best digital photo frames”
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.
Although drawings are traditionally mounted, they can also be floated or surface mounted. All delicate materials such as paper need to be kept away from the glass. The attractive edge of watercolor paper often demands exposure and floating and surface mounting are great options. In the case of floating watercolors a box frame solution is … Continue reading “Framing drawings”
Watercolours are commonly painted onto rich heavyweight and handmade watercolour paper. These papers have very attractive edges which have not been cut. To frame this paper behind a mount would be to reduce its charm. To float or surface mount is a great option. We would try to reduce any cockling in the paper (caused … Continue reading “Framing watercolors without a mount”
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 … Continue reading “Choosing a frame for a painting”
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 … Continue reading “Framing photographs”
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. … Continue reading “Stretching Canvas”