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A longtime customer of mine is moving to the Phoenix area (Desert Ridge, AZ 85050), and will be in need of a framer, preferably CPF. She has a Japanese scroll that is about 60 years old. It could use a little restoration, and then she wants to frame it. I recommended a flanged UV acrylic box...
I've seen and posted to the Honoring Greg page on facebook, but I did not know it was prompted by his leaving the framing industry. I'm happy that he is going to be able to devote his time to his other talents, but this news leaves a void for sure. Unfortunately, we can't make it to Vegas this...
Agreed. Even though this forum, and certainly the facebook groups, have stolen some of its thunder, it is still a valuable resource.
Its search function makes it a valuable archive of info as well.
I have worked six days a week for over 40 years. I don't really want to retire for at least 5 more years, so I decided to just slow down a little.
My hours have always been 10-6 Mon-Fri and 10-4 Sat. Starting after the holidays, I'm going to be closed on Mondays. I may go in sometimes to get a...
It is a darker gray color, but is about the same weight. I have been using it for a couple of years, since Decor discontinued their black kraft that was infused with latex. That was great because it was heavier weight, looked great, and did not fade or deteriorate because of the latex. I now...
Sorry for the late reply. Sure, steal away. Another possibility might be, let's say, a frame with black top and bottom rails and white side rails, with the inner mat bevel alternating white top and bottom with black sides.
(I'll have to make up a sample of this to hang in the...
You really do have this "down to a science". :thumb:
One of my favorite tricks is to do an inner mat with variegated color/texture as you describe, quickly painting both the bevel and some of the surface as messily as desired, and then using the top mat (usually 1/8" reveal) to simply mask the...
Your mats are always beautiful, Russ. Just out of curiosity, do you ever use black core or other colored core mats? It seems like for this specific design, a BC mat would be less labor intensive.
I've gotten some in chop, but I only use them if I have to. I don't think the quality is there. However, Nurre's other budget line, Diplomat, is pretty nice, and a very good value. Different styles than Capwood, though, of course.