To frame this unique screenprint in three colours on paper, titled 'Icicles' 2017 by site-responsive contemporary artist Fiona Grady we picked something equally mint.
We chose a blue grey 'Flint' frame, which is one of a new unfinished real wood veneer-wrapped aluminium range, providing a deep profile with a narrow edge and the strength from a metal frame. Visit us to see the range which includes Ash, Maple, Oak, Walnut and Slate. The natural grain of wood along with the sharp edges worked effectively with the geometric shapes and nature of the artwork.
As it is an original unique screenprint which we wanted to protect as well as it to look cool, we mounted it floating in an extra-thick cotton-core mount with Anti-Reflective UV-Filtered Museum Glass. Read more about our Conservation Framing for valuable artworks.
For more about Fiona Grady visit at her website www.fionagrady.co.uk and to buy her work - Look Up print who are selling an edition version similar to this screenprint https://www.lookupprints.com/collections/fiona-grady/products/shards
Contact us or visit our client space Tuesday to Saturdays 9am to 5pm for your framing requirements.
An estimated 40,000 runners will take part in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April, the 38th London Marathon event. Completing over 26 miles around the River Thames is a great achievement for the runners, as well as raising money for charities. Good Luck to all taking part! If you want to display your vest and medal we can frame them.
Framing a sports vest and medal doesn't have to be a huge challenge, at Fine Artisan we can offer simple, affordable solutions. The result is that you can display your London Marathon memorabilia with pride.
We provide a wide range of frames with quality pre-finishes and hand finishes created in our workshop. From contemporary solid oak frames with flat painted edges, stained and painted woods in any colour, matt or gloss white and black frames and textured gold, silver and more traditional mouldings, we can help you decide on the most appropriate frame and mounts to frame your sports vests and medals.
We recently framed a 2017 London Marathon vest with medals in a simple Matt Black deep frame. We also offer Anti-Reflective glass or UV-Filtered to protect objects from fading over time. Our client wanted to include a collection of photographs, we then mounted around the vest. You could include brochures, tickets and any other memorabilia associated with sports and other events. Contact us to discuss your individual framing requirements.
While it is true that it is usually best to mount artwork in a neutral, non-obtrusive cream or white, sometimes these shades are not the desired option. Pale colours can sometimes be too stark or clinical or they fail to enhance the artwork.
There are times when other colours work best or sometimes it is the preference of the client who is looking for something a little different.
This teapot watercolour was mounted with a pale grey mount. The frame is a simple moulding with aluminium leaf gilded on the outer bead, part of our hand finished frames range.
This painting on paper depicting a scene with bamboo in the background also has a grey mount, making the frame feel part of the picture. The frame is an ash frame with a painted finish.
This Hogarth print is livened up with a deep red mount and a gold slip.
Black is often best avoided in mounts but when it works, it enhances artwork greatly. These Sufi miniatures look impressive mounted in black.
Chose the right shade and colours can be introduced into the frame design. For this potato etching, a muted blue was used.
A gilded inner bevel can finish off a mount's edge very nicely, illuminating the picture and following the frame design as with this watercolour portrait. A double mount can add further depth.
We think it is sometimes worth considering alternatives to white and cream mounts in your framing consultations. We provide a good choice of beautifully toned mount samples at Fine Artisan.
A client with William Hogarth etchings was keen to remove them from the plastic 60's frames they were in and frame them in a more modern style than the period the prints were made. It was important however to frame them in a profile that was still appropriate to the style of the prints.
There were a few good frame choices and we decided on an elegant black Ogee profile which we modified with the addition of a traditional shaped gold slip.
The mount colour was partially influenced by the red mounts they had previously been framed in, as it is a colour which adds richness, working well with the black and gold frame. A further enhancement of a gold mount slip was added to tie the mount to the frame, completing it.
When framing valuable prints we recommend using UV-filtered glass or acrylic, which have an option of anti-reflection.
French Lines are a splendid form of mount decoration, used especially on watercolours, prints and maps. They can be complex combinations of lines, panels and colours, or they can be much more simple, comprising two or three lines of a single colour.
Just a single line can add a traditional note to a framed artwork without being fussy or distracting.
Although mainly used on traditional pieces, French lines can be also used for contemporary work. A ruling pen can be loaded with a variety of painting media meaning colours can be subtle or strong, pale or vivid.
Lines around artwork have been used for centuries but the wash lines we know today were largely developed in the 19th century and include the use of coloured papers glued to the mount, gold tapes and coloured powders.
French lines embellish a mount, creating a frame within a frame, to balance the space and draw the eye to the picture.
When a mount is lacking in definition, due to its similarity to the artwork in colour and tone, lines can help to frame the artwork.
Visit us to view our full selection of mount samples with French Lines.
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