Framing StudioI jokingly call my framing/shipping space StudioB. I needed a clean, cat-hair free, dust-free area where I could have packing and framing supplies and decided to dedicate the apartment we built for my Papi to those tasks. Here are a couple of shots of the matboard shelves, small print bins and the flat files (formerly called The Green Monster until I decided to paint it a more pleasant tan).
|Mat board, plexi, metal frames on lef shelves|
Framing and shipping supplies on right shelves
|All my tiny woodcut prints organized|
|Flat files for larger prints and some of my cardboard|
That's kind of like training day but much much harder and tedious and basically boring until everything is dressed up and ready for a show. A show! I have a show! Whether festival or exhibit, always a joyous occasion to have my art "out there" for people to see.
Today I'm framing hand-made paper so I like to "float" and avoid the surrounding mat. However, to keep the glazing (acrylic for large works) off the yummy paper and print I use a spacer made out of foam board. Trial and error with many types of commercial spacers taught me that the cheapest and nicest looking is a simple foam board strip glued to the edge of the backing board.
Here are some pics:
|Mounted print Grand Canyon III on acid-free foam board|
this is a 30 x 40 inch mount
|The foam board strip separators and Ph neutral white glue|
|Glued to edges, this is a print called Precious Waters|
|Acrylic glazing resting on the foam board strip, away from the print|
|Add a label and a COA, wire and kapoof! just like that|
|Just Walk With Me, ready for market or show|
That about the skinny of it, my Facebook page has an album with all the framed prints https://www.facebook.com/1000woodcuts. And! you can always come see the show at the Las Vegas City Hall 7th Floor, April 1st through June 22.
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