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Reply #15 on: November 04, 2017, 04:12:20 PM
Louisa:  Beautiful painting.

Dennis: Great of you to show us the blooms.  Very nice.
Kathy


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Reply #16 on: November 05, 2017, 06:01:43 AM
It's a striking painting. Makes you stop and look.


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Reply #17 on: November 05, 2017, 07:31:57 AM
Both works are fantastic.


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Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017, 05:26:45 AM
Louisa, your painting is very beautiful, a nice calm scene.

You did wonderful with the frame. Your 45 look perfect  :clap:

I am learning to do frames.  So far mastered the 45 degree cuts, well most of the time 😕 .  Next I will learn to make biscuit joints.  Is this what you did?
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #19 on: November 07, 2017, 05:20:47 PM
Hi Annie and Louisa: I'm not as advanced as you two. I'm learning to do mats/mounts. So far I have bandaids on 3 fingers, but no blood on the paintings YET. Quite a few more to do yet. Working from Dennis's lesson. No blood spots yet. but I have glue smears. I've heard there is a glue remover. Does anyone know if it works on mat board? :'(


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Reply #20 on: November 08, 2017, 07:06:56 AM
 :'( I know that feeling of 'glue gone wrong' only too well Linley. I had two watercolour paintings and their mats ruined my a professional framer because he never took the time to do them properly. He had them for two weeks to mat, but still hadn't done them when I went to pick them up. He said he was working on them, so I waited. Big mistake, I should have just taken the paintings and mats and left. I didn't even have time to check them over carefully. I had to get back to the boat as our time was up and we had to clear the country that afternoon. Anyway, when I finally got to take a good look at them, the wrong mats had not only been mixed upon the wrong paintings, but there was glue on the mats and the paintings. Both paintings and mats were ruined. This was a highly recommended framer.

Unless there has been some major advancements in glue removal... not likely. If there is be sure to let me know!
Cheers, Val

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Reply #21 on: November 08, 2017, 02:16:48 PM
Oh dear, Val! That was not the news I was hoping for! ::) ::) I might do some tests on a scrap of mat board and see it varnish might cover up the smears. I'll let you know the results.  :sweat: Working hard on other mats, redoing one painting, have totally wrecked another.... :tickedoff: but trying to stay sensibly calm.....Fat chance! :2funny:


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Reply #22 on: November 09, 2017, 07:06:46 PM
Outch Val  :tickedoff:
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #23 on: November 09, 2017, 08:44:20 PM
Question: Val.... what did you do with your ruined pictures? I hope if you ever return there you walk into his shop with them and demand he redoes them properly. :tickedoff: :tickedoff: :tickedoff: :tickedoff: :knuppel2: :tongue: :thumbdown: :tickedoff:
Here are my test pieces:
     
Apologies for the quality of the second photo.
I hope you can see the varnish helps if the glue mark is minor (i.e. You might be able to ignore it) but seems to emphasize and enhance the mark if the mark is really noticeable! :-\ Not really a help.


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Reply #24 on: November 10, 2017, 02:26:03 PM
So sorry Linley. I held hope for us both.  :(    :flowers:

The two paintings were painted by a wonderful lady and friend who was responsible for rekindling my interest in art after over 30 yrs. abstinence. They were a special gift which I treasure. I have them safely wrapped and stored. If we ever go back to Trinidad I would never trust that framer to mat a thumb nail! I don't care how well respected he is. In his rush he also glued the paintings to the mats! They are watercolour so anything put on them to dislodge the glue from them would completely destroy the paintings. Perhaps one day I'll be able to frame them under museum glass which hopefully will help disguise the glue spots.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #25 on: November 10, 2017, 09:27:22 PM
   
here is a partial solution Val.... Because the varnish darkened the mat, the glue spots are now less obvious, although not completely invisible. Probably not good enough for your treasures though.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 09:33:31 PM by linley.plester »


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Reply #26 on: November 11, 2017, 01:22:25 PM
Your painting looks gorgeous in its mat Linley. I'll have to have another look at the mats next time I dig mine out. It might just be worth a try on the mats. I don't remember exactly what colour the mats are, but I don't think they are that dark.
Cheers, Val

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Reply #27 on: November 12, 2017, 02:35:40 AM
Each extra coat I gave the mat improved the disguise, Val. But if you mats are light coloured try the varnish on a scrap of card of the same colour (with glue marks of varying intensity put on first).Fingers crossed for you.


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Reply #28 on: November 12, 2017, 10:15:45 AM
Thanks Linley, but I have nothing like those mats. They were custom coloured and made for the paintings. Another reason I still get riled over it!  :tickedoff:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #29 on: November 12, 2017, 06:00:41 PM
Since the varnish worked, could you paint several coats of thin acrylic (same colour) over the marks or the entire mat?


 

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