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Fri 23 Oct, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Trying out a New Contemporary Moulding
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Trying out a New Contemporary Moulding

Here I am trying to create some simple contemporary mouldings that can be used around more modern artworks. I've selected a cheap and basic flat top obeche profile - A40 R&H - and glued several lengths on to some sheets of rosewood veneer. IMG_3018.JPG These were glued in a vacuum veneer press - bec...
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Thu 22 Oct, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Best Gold Slip?
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Best Gold Slip?

I certainly do.
Just PM me with the size you're interested in and I can give you an idea of the prices.
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Thu 22 Oct, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Best Gold Slip?
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Best Gold Slip?

Yes, I can do either. Some customers buy the slip by the length and cut and join it themselves. And that's the funny thing about real gold leaf slips. They look just as good when joined without any mitre filling. If required, I also make a 'joined' slip where the mitre is filled and gilded over. Thi...
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Thu 22 Oct, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Best Gold Slip?
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Best Gold Slip?

Me.
I sell goldleaf slips by the length to several framing businesses. It costs around £14 per foot, depending on style.
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Thu 15 Oct, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Any ideas for a base coat primer, which I can easilly wire brush a fine grain into as part of a new finishing iidea.
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Any ideas for a base coat primer, which I can easilly wire brush a fine grain into as part of a new finishing iidea.

There is an easy way to do this - but you might not want to hear it. Traditional rabbit skin glue gesso. Paint on a couple of coats. Leave to dry. Sand back a bit. Now paint on some cold water, let it soak in - and now you can scrape in with a wire brush to create whatever effects you wish. And of c...
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Thu 08 Oct, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Gilding with Gold Leaf. An Online Video Course
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Gilding with Gold Leaf. An Online Video Course

On my website - https://www.dermotmcardle.co.uk/ - there is now a full 7 part video course on how to gild with gold leaf. This is with special reference to professional framers who may want to add this craft to their many existing skills. Knowledge of gilding would be of significant value in attract...
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Fri 02 Oct, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Liberon Gilt Cream Question
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Liberon Gilt Cream Question

As everyone in the previous replies has said, gilt cream is just a wax paste with a coloured mica pigment. You can apply wax over wax with no problems but there might be a chance that the upper wax solvent will soften the lower gilt cream and cause it to streak a bit as you rub in. But, don't worry ...
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Tue 29 Sep, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Basic hand finishing
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Basic hand finishing

There - Prospero manages to sum up the whole debate in just a few short sentences. What I could add and to echo Justin's point, preparation is everything. If it's a basic flat obeche frame, make sure to sand the mitres perfectly flat and give the outer corners a wipe with the sandpaper, so as to blu...
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Mon 28 Sep, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Basic hand finishing
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Basic hand finishing

Acrylic gesso is fine if you just want to ' fill the grain '. Only problem is that it's a hard chore to sand to a smooth finish - compared to traditional gesso made with rabbit skin glue. And this indeed is an animal by-product, same as leather shoes and belts. But then you have acrylic gesso which ...
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Mon 14 Sep, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: wire looped hangings for back of flat wall sculpture
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: wire looped hangings for back of flat wall sculpture

Or .. go to a garden center and you can buy plant wire to tie up shrubs. It has a dark green coating and comes in several gauges, from light to heavy duty.
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Mon 07 Sep, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2nd Quality Moulding : How Much Should I Expect?
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: 2nd Quality Moulding : How Much Should I Expect?

That's interesting that you find the medullary ray pattern a distraction on oak mouldings. I suppose if you prefer a plainer bleached oak effect, then the appearance of these marks can be a bit irritating. One way around it is to sand the surface down a bit more. As the oak ages, the medullary patte...
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Fri 28 Aug, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How much should I charge for gilding/my time on bespoke frames?
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: How much should I charge for gilding/my time on bespoke frames?

Hi Sarah. Those are nice frames and very skillful gilding. If the new frame shop can keep you busy and you get to use their workshops, then all you need to do is double up on your materials costs and add an hourly rate at which you can live comfortably. You already have your previous salary as a gui...
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Fri 28 Aug, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large 90cm x 90cm Silk Scarf
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Large 90cm x 90cm Silk Scarf

Another way to do it is to give the scarves to a seamstress or local sewing group ("stitching and bitching" etc) and have them hand sew the scarves onto two linen squares, cut 130mm x 130mm. Then you can wrap that 'round whatever size of foamboard and stick it down however you like at the back.
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Fri 21 Aug, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Is there a ready mixed wood filler that is as good as the two part type?
Replies: 24
Views: 1308

Re: Is there a ready mixed wood filler that is as good as the two part type?

Have you tried decorator's caulk? It comes in white, but you could mix some paint into it to match whatever your frame colour is. Caulk is very flexible and intense, and the easiest way is to rub it over the mitre whilst wearing vinyl gloves.
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Tue 04 Aug, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Purchasing Large Equipment
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Re: Purchasing Large Equipment

Look for the Air Flow Regulator Valve in your user manual. It should be a small brass knurled knob, located somewhere down either side of the machine. Tightening it will slow down the blade advance and loosening, speed it up.
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Mon 03 Aug, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: average packaging price for single frames
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: average packaging price for single frames

Buy the large single sheets of double thickness corrugated cardboard first and make your own boxes. Then when you have some volume sales, have the boxes made.
Go to a builders supplies yard and buy their 25mm insulation polystyrene board - much cheaper.
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Fri 31 Jul, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Stacked moulding frame.
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Stacked moulding frame.

That works really well Mark. I see you also understand the importance of the first 10 or 15mm of profile in from the sight edge. Something I've been blathering on about. Get that inner profile to stand up alone first and then you can do whatever wiggly moulding you like around the outside.
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Thu 30 Jul, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Dulling down the finish produced by Liberon gift cream
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Dulling down the finish produced by Liberon gift cream

I don't know which shade of Liberon gilt cream you have but I would say that Chantille is your best bet and if you mix a little burnt umber into the cream, that should tone down the colour a bit. Better if you have the dry powder as that will matt down the finish too. Or maybe stipple some matt varn...
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Wed 29 Jul, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Black edged glass
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Black edged glass

Just a small technical point. If you want the gilding to have a mirror effect, then the leaf has to be water-laid. This is done first, using the mapping underneath the glass as a guide. Then the leaf is ruled into with a dampened wooden stylus and all the excess rubbed away. Then you only need to ma...
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Wed 29 Jul, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Black edged glass
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Black edged glass

That's easy. Just sandwich an ordinary mount with a much wider aperture between the glass mount and the art.
You won't be able to see it behind the black of the glass mount.