Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm in the mood to frame

Who knows when or why the mood strikes but every once in a while a girl's gotta frame something.



6 comments:

  1. That mood never seems to strike me! I have so many projects that are in desperate need of being framed!

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  2. I like the sampler at the top.

    Do you frame these yourself or have them done for you?

    Is there any special way you 'frame' your work? How is it done?

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  3. Lor, I frame them myself because I can't afford professional framing. While stitching a specific project I start looking for a frame that would work that is on sale or I can use a coupon to purchase. If the frame comes with glass, I cover it with quilt batting and place the piece around it, insert it in the frame, pull tight, and tape down like a wrapped package. I use foam board if there is no glass.

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  4. So you don't hide your samplers behind glass? Is there a reason for that?

    I have an oil painting that my grandmother painted, and I have been told to never put it behind glass, but leave it out to the air.

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  5. There are two schools of thought about glass. I prefer no glass. If you do choose glass, you're supposed to have a mat that keeps it from touching the stitching by raising it up a bit. I don't think I've ever seen an oil painting under glass so you probably got good advice about your grandmother's painting. That must be a wonderful thing to have!

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  6. Thank you, it is very nice to have one of her works of art. She painted a lot, but most of the paintings were kept by the executor of the 'estate' (not that she had much of anything).

    I do have pictures of many of her paintings.

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