Friday, September 07, 2012

Halved and Halved Again


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I got some new frames a while back from www.frankenframes.com (style #2026) and posted about them here. You may remember. I wrote about how I planned to back my panels so they were lifted up a bit, but I ended up doing something different than what I wrote (black foamboard). A very astute reader suggested velcro, which worked perfectly! Here are some pictures:


14 comments:

artistwilson.com said...

Good idea, the Velcro. I think it will also work for the so-called floating frames.

K R I S T I I N A said...

cool velcro seemed to work perfectly!

FCP said...

Velcro! What a brilliant idea! And so much better than hot glue. Thank you for sharing this tip AND your beautiful work.
happy painting!

Amber L. Bailey said...

Hey, that totally works! I like it.

kathleen said...

Hi Carol, I mentioned using velcro to you.:) Glad you tried it!! Works great, huh!? You and David have generously given so much to our painting community! I'm thrilled that I was able to give you a tiny little usable tip!!

I also put velcro tabs on my easel to hold paintings in place while I paint. And, I took your advice in your photo tutorial about using cardboard as a backdrop when shooting paintings. But, I added velcro to the cardboard that I use so I can pop panels on and off as needed and they are safe and secure when I take them outside to photograph. Another tip is to use a wooden skewer to help "lift" panels off of the velcro and minimize the need to touch the edges of the paintings. I put velcro on the back of my panels before I begin painting and leave it on through all stages until it's sold and I'm ready to ship it. Then I just peel it off and reuse it on another panel.:)

Christine said...

I use double sided foam mounting tape which also works well...but isn't so re-useable!

And thanks Carol for being such an inspiration!

jyothisethu said...

nice idea...

Laurel Alanna McBrine said...

Thanks for the visual of how to mount paintings into this type of frame!

Sergio DS said...

Good system, I´ll look for it and enjoy.

Euphemia Wesley said...

I love the color combination in Halved and Halved Again.

Dawn Eaton said...

I have started painting on the small gesso boards and have been trying to find out how to frame them! (without actually going to a framer) Thank you for sharing the info! THANK YOU for including pictures! !

When you ordered your frames, did you order 6x6 or did you order something like 6 1/8 x 6 1/8? How much space do you 'float' around the outside?

Framing - AArgh!

Carol Marine said...

Thanks, everyone!!

Dawn, I ordered 6x6" frames. They know, since they're floater, to make them 1/8" bigger. Happy to help! : )

Dawn Eaton said...

Thank you, again!

Euphemia Wesley said...

Carol, You are so TERRIFIC about sharing information. Thank you. I'm about to order some of those frames.