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Val

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Reply #30 on: November 13, 2017, 01:02:08 AM
 :police:      :oops:    Linley I think we've hijacked this thread enough.... I'll send you a pm.
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Reply #31 on: November 13, 2017, 10:38:04 AM
Very careless of the framer to glue the painting to the mat (or the mats together) - it should have been taped down on the top edge only.
If the painting is for sale then the only remedy is to make a brand new mat. Any mark on it will always show up - unfortunately.


My suggestion is to have another mat made - slightly larger opening than the lower one - to cover any glue marks. You will now have 3 mat boards. This extra mat will save the presentation of the art work.


Another thing, I always make my mats exactly the same outside measurements - and to fit the inside dimensions of the frame - and then have different size openings. I then tape the top end of the painting to the one with the smallest opening. I do not have to glue the mats as they automatically adjust themselves correctly when placed in the frame. This also makes it very easy to swap mats if needed.
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Reply #32 on: November 13, 2017, 01:48:56 PM
Very careless of the framer to glue the painting to the mat (or the mats together) - it should have been taped down on the top edge only.
If the painting is for sale then the only remedy is to make a brand new mat. Any mark on it will always show up - unfortunately.


My suggestion is to have another mat made - slightly larger opening than the lower one - to cover any glue marks. You will now have 3 mat boards. This extra mat will save the presentation of the art work.


Another thing, I always make my mats exactly the same outside measurements - and to fit the inside dimensions of the frame - and then have different size openings. I then tape the top end of the painting to the one with the smallest opening. I do not have to glue the mats as they automatically adjust themselves correctly when placed in the frame. This also makes it very easy to swap mats if needed.

You nailed it there Dennis, that is exactly what I was supposed to get. I think I would have been able to deal with the glued odd sized mats and even the gluing the painting to the frame (maybe), it was the glue on the painting itself that really broke my heart.
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Reply #33 on: November 17, 2017, 02:28:05 AM
Thank you all for the lovely comments. Val and Linley I don't mind taking over the thread I love it. :thankyou: and a big hug to all of you :hug: :hug:
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Reply #34 on: November 17, 2017, 04:16:28 AM
That's generous of you, Louisa.Thankyou. I hope the discussion was of interest to some other people too. I am so impressed that you made your own frame!


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Reply #35 on: December 14, 2017, 01:09:09 PM
How satisfied you must feel that your lovely painting is enhanced with a frame of your own making.  Well done, Louisa.  :clap:
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