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Framing your Paintings => Choosing a frame => Topic started by: Val on May 21, 2017, 01:26:04 PM

Title: Framing Pastel Paintings
Post by: Val on May 21, 2017, 01:26:04 PM
 :surrender:         :help:    I know how to do the actual mat and framing of a pastel painting, what I need to know is do I need to affix the painting to a solid support, or just hinge it as with w/c?

I have one painting almost ready to frame and since there are zero frames here (never mind framers), I am going to have to be quite creative.  :think:   Any suggestions gladly accepted.   More  :help: !
Title: Re: Framing Pastel Paintings
Post by: linley.plester on May 25, 2017, 09:06:19 PM
Hi Val... are I suggest a driftwood frame?
Title: Re: Framing Pastel Paintings
Post by: dennis on May 25, 2017, 09:16:30 PM
Val, in one of my first pastel lessons I actually show how to frame pastel paintings. Unfortunately I do not have the time to look for it right at the moment. Included is how to mat the pastel paintings
Title: Re: Framing Pastel Paintings
Post by: Val on May 26, 2017, 04:34:04 AM
Thanks Dennis, no worries I know you've got a lot on your plate. I'll have a screw round for it. This is all so very exciting!  :heeha:     :yippee:      :parachute:

Title: Re: Framing Pastel Paintings
Post by: Val on May 26, 2017, 04:36:44 AM
Ta Linley, don't see much in the way of driftwood... but the lads have been doing some bamboo cutting nearby. Might see if there's anything I can use there.  :hammer:      ;D
Title: Re: Framing Pastel Paintings
Post by: Win on May 26, 2017, 06:06:25 AM
 
This is all so very exciting!  :heeha:     :yippee:      :parachute:



Val I cant wait to get home and work with my newly discovered pastels again, they are one of my fave mediums,  :smitten: 
Title: Re: Framing Pastel Paintings
Post by: dennis on May 26, 2017, 12:38:41 PM
You want drift wood? Just come to our beach around the mouth of the Wanganui River and you can take away as much as you want as long as you have a heavy duty crane for loading as many trucks as you can hire  :heeha: Each flood brings tons down.
Title: Re: Framing Pastel Paintings
Post by: Val on May 26, 2017, 03:18:55 PM
I know that feeling now Win!  :heeha:   I love these sticks..... they're like little bundles of magic!  :yippee:   
Title: Re: Framing Pastel Paintings
Post by: Val on May 26, 2017, 03:20:58 PM
Dennis all we see when the floods come down river are huge rafts of waterlilies, bamboo, and the odd piece of a log. Used to see lots of driftwood in the east Caribbean.