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Val

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on: November 12, 2010, 04:18:55 AM
I took a watercolour to a 'professional' framer to have it properly matted. Due to time constraints I didn't have time to inspect the job very closely. (Clearing Trinidad)
Upon closer inspection later I found not only the wrong mat...but glue splotches on the painting. Needless to say I was livid. The picture was painted for me by a cruising friend, and needless to say has been wrapped and put away ever since. Is there any way to remove the glue without destroying the watercolour?  :confused:  :(
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Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 11:07:02 AM
how big are the drops of glue?


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Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 05:28:44 AM
THere are a number of splotches scattered about the painting. The largest is an irregular 1"x1.5", and a number of smaller blotches. The painting is dine in mainly dark browns and oranges. I email a picture of it if that would help.
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Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 11:22:48 AM
1" x 1.5" is a bit big  :-\

You can still carefully pick off the small drops with the point of a craft knife being careful to damage the grain of the paper as little as possible.

I would love to  :fight: :hammer: :attacked: that framer for being so careless.


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Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 05:13:10 PM
The sad part is I took it to them so I wouldn't muck it up!  :'(  Will have a go at doing the matting myself next time. Speaking of which, how do you decide on which matting best suits a picture? White or colour, and if using colour is it best to try and contrast or blend in with the painting?
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Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 12:44:18 AM
I like to choose mat boards that "pick up" one of the colours in the painting, but I will occasionally choose one with a contrasting colour too. I am not very fond of white mat boards, but they are very popular among artists here and can also look very good.


 

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