Conservation mounting and Hinging

This seminar outlines Conservation amounting and hinging.  It covers how to construct the following mount packages:

  • Basic mount package comprising window and under mounts.
  • Overthrow Clip Mount.
  • Overthrow Inset Mount.
  • Float Mount.
  • Shadow Float Mount.

Further, it details the methodology of the  'T-Hinge,' 'V and Z' hinges and finally the 'Pass Through Hinge.' 

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Conservation Framing Principles

This seminar covers the conservation principles at the Fine Art Trade Guild Conservation Level of Framing. Detailing the quality of framing required to protect high value artwork and other items from physical and mechanical damage, airborne pollutants and acids generated by framing materials, under normal environmental conditions. 

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Canvas Art/Floater Frame

Using canvas artwork in interior design is a popular way of affordably furnishing the walls of a home, office or retail outlet. Whether a pre-printed painting, or a favourite family photograph, a piece of canvas artwork can provide an effective way of covering large spaces on blank walls, however, it is not always the most inspiring or inventive.

In Issue 10, Mal will take you through the step-by-step process of how to fix a 'Floater' frame to canvas artwork in order to add that little extra pizzazz. With his handy hints and advice, you will be able to help your customers make the most out of their canvas art with a professional and decorative framing solution. 

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Antique Sampler

The diversity of textiles presents framers with a number of technical challenges as different forms require different framing solutions. The items need supporting and may require ‘squaring up’ without harming the original piece of work. Conservation framing materials and techniques, particularly where historic textiles are concerned, should also be used.

Here Mal Reynolds (GCF Adv) of Harlequin Frames takes you step by step through the process of framing an antique sampler. His useful advice and handy tips will help you to offer your customers a professional and decorative framing solution for their textiles, and one that will also offer the best practical solution to preventing deterioration and conserving the item for posterity. 

This is the full edition of 4Walls Issue 11 feature Mal's Masterclass of the Antique Sampler

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