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splithairs

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on: January 12, 2013, 08:04:59 AM
Charity Shops
I bought a horrible modern picture for my christmas day sunset picture for just £3 took the awful picture out and chucked it, got some white card and it worked a treat, got my eye on a couple more pictures to buy, totalling £5.50p
Have a look and recycle the frames.
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jennylynn

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Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 09:06:25 AM
hi pete yes my daughter-in-law suggested looking in charity shops, must admit have had some good frames for a couple of quid,  real good idea  O0
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Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 10:51:37 AM
Garage sales and Auctions are also a good place to fine frames.
Nina  :flowers:
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splithairs

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Reply #3 on: January 12, 2013, 02:13:48 PM
I wouldnt chuck away someones watercolour out, because one of the pictures I have my eye on is a watercolour, but those modern photo style prints you can buy that are just awful I have no worries in disposing.
The women selling me the picture said, "oh i like that picture" I said "you can have it, I want the frame, I personally think it is awful, here let me take it apart and give you it." she said "no," oh well you try don't you.
But yeah I think I will look round boot fairs too.
Talking at the society night last monday, bespoke frames and off the shelve frames can cost at least £30 or 35 pounds, for an A3 size. Also you can buy tacky "decorator" pictures in shops here in the UK such as 'The range' or 'Wilkinsons' for £10 or £15 pounds aswell and they have good frames you can use too. That is too much for me as I only do watercolours so the charity shops are my place of convience at the moment.
 
 
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lynnm1947

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Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 09:26:37 AM
 If you see some horrible paintings on good canvas, you can also recycle the canvas! Just gesso over it and paint your own masterpiece.


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Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 10:17:41 AM
Just be careful using acrylic gesso over an oil painting as sooner or later your new painting will flake off or scratched off.

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Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 02:24:08 PM
It sure isn't wise to put waterbase paint over oil, not even when painting walls in a house.

A few years ago, my niece bought an older home.  Before the purchase, she was delighted to see a nice decor, all the walls were freshly painted.  Later, she had big, big problems.   :'(
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Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 12:15:53 PM
Yes, remember you can put oil over acrylic but not acrylic over oil!


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Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 05:37:20 PM
Oh Lillian-I know what you mean-the wall paint will just slide off!  No fun at all! Definitely a  :'( moment!
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