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Framing your Paintings => Showcase your Frame => Topic started by: linley.plester on November 03, 2017, 05:29:23 PM

Title: 2 cards, one painting
Post by: linley.plester on November 03, 2017, 05:29:23 PM
I thought cutting down a painting and turning it into a card might qualify as framing?
Th still life painting is from a lesson with Dennis. Although it doesn't really show, this frame is rather a nice second hand one with a linen mat. The painting glows in it, although that's hard to see because of the reflections in the glass. I hate glass. I'll try and avoid using it in future.
Title: Re: 2 cards, one painting
Post by: mea hamo pena on November 03, 2017, 05:46:50 PM
Good on you, Linley.  All three are really nice.

The cards are really special.

Yes, it is a beautiful frame.  Don't you love a thrift shop bargain!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 2 cards, one painting
Post by: linley.plester on November 03, 2017, 06:03:30 PM
Sure do.....I want to have a go at doing my own linen mats. They look very classy.
Title: Re: 2 cards, one painting
Post by: Val on November 05, 2017, 03:47:47 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

You can replace the glass with a non reflective glass. You need to protect your w/c.
Title: Re: 2 cards, one painting
Post by: linley.plester on November 05, 2017, 05:53:33 AM
I'm thinking of either varnishing or waxing my watercolours. I've seen several youtubes on how to do that. Seems to be the latest fashion to either paint watercolour on canvas (after preparing the canvas with watercolour ground) or mounting the watercolour paper on a wood panel and either varnishing or waxing. This means a frame is optional too, and greatly reduces the cost of preparing watercolours for sale. Also gives them a more "modern" look.