Framing And Faffing

26 Nov

Husb and I went to Ikea today to get a load of frames. I used to send my exhibition work to framers but it’s horrendously expensive and there’s no guarantee that a buyer will like the frame anyway. I’ve made a number of sales where I’ve had to take the work out of it’s bespoke frame to sell it unframed, so now I use ready-made frames and sell at a considerably lower price. I use plain black that doesn’t detract from the artwork. I’ll be finishing off the current group of drawing / prints for my new exhibition in December over the next few days and then mounting and framing and mirror-plating next week. One day I’ll be rich enough to employ minions to do it for me. One day………. 😉

26 husb setteeMy daily scribble is of Husb faffing about with his laptop on the settee. I’ve sketched him from above because I’ve done him from a conventional angle so many times that I’m bored. But drawing must be done every day, just as a singer must practice their scales every day. I used a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen in sepia, size F into my A5 clothbound sketchbook.

4 Responses to “Framing And Faffing”

  1. kestrelart November 28, 2013 at 00:36 #

    How do you fix your art to the mount please?
    Near me, the Royal Birmingham Society of Art does not accept simple frames. Something to do with their hanging system. So I had my frames done professionally when I submitted works. Any cheaper alternatives. Thanks for any advice.

    • Rosie Scribblah November 28, 2013 at 11:10 #

      I use archival quality double-sided tape (from Hobbycraft) for window mounts and spray mount for float mounting. I wonder what the RBSA hanging system is? Surely it’s either mirror plates or ‘D’ rings? Either of those are fine with Ikea frames.

  2. notes to the milkman November 26, 2013 at 23:54 #

    What about mounts? I bought a Logan mat cutter earlier in the year so I do cut some mounts but for a lot of prints the size of the paper is determined by standard frames available from the Range (mainly 16 in x 12 in), and the image size by the available mount.

    • Rosie Scribblah November 27, 2013 at 09:40 #

      I use a Logan mount cutter but often float-mount onto a good art paper or archival mountboard.

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