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by Rainbow
Mon 02 Dec, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Feeling pleased with myself!
Replies: 17
Views: 902

Re: Feeling pleased with myself!

I don't know why, but I can't see the image. I couldn't see it either, but I've reposted the image in case that helps. I can see it now, can you see it, Mark? Millie.jpg It's a great painting of Millie, I'm very impressed :clap: What medium have you used? I only ask because it doesn't look like oil...
by Rainbow
Thu 28 Nov, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 55
Views: 2828

Re: Watching TV.

"Man in a Suitcase"!!! I was just a young girl at the time and had a major crush on Richard Bradford :lol: Mind you, I've since seen an episode on Youtube and... well, let's just say it was of it's time!

Columbo - the best detective series ever :clap:
by Rainbow
Thu 21 Nov, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-adhesive picture hangers
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Self-adhesive picture hangers

Good idea to add a note to the invoice, thanks.
by Rainbow
Wed 20 Nov, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-adhesive picture hangers
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Self-adhesive picture hangers

I had a customer the other day who was planning to hang a small framed photograph using some of the self-adhesive hangers that you see advertised on television. I've got no grounds for saying not to trust self-adhesive hangers when the manufacturer says they're absolutely safe, but I wouldn't use th...
by Rainbow
Wed 20 Nov, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Penrith
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Hello from Penrith

Hello Mark, nice to see you here. Lovely part of the country you're hailing from.
by Rainbow
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Removing the smell from old books
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Removing the smell from old books

Thank you both! :D
by Rainbow
Sat 09 Nov, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Removing the smell from old books
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Removing the smell from old books

So much for me thinking the members here are sensible :lol:
by Rainbow
Fri 08 Nov, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Removing the smell from old books
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Removing the smell from old books

There's such a vast amount of knowledge on this forum that I thought I try my luck... I've just received a vintage book bought online. It's the worst smelling book I've ever had. I've asked Mr Google how to get rid of the smell, and recommendations include cat litter, baking soda, hairdryer, warm su...
by Rainbow
Thu 17 Oct, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Felstead Studios, London!
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Hello from Felstead Studios, London!

Ooo I've just seen that you've got an "ology"!


If the significance of an "ology" is before your time, have a look at this classic clip: :D
by Rainbow
Thu 17 Oct, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Felstead Studios, London!
Replies: 11
Views: 933

Re: Hello from Felstead Studios, London!

Yes, a very interesting read!

Glad you've decided to join :)
by Rainbow
Sat 12 Oct, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Flaky board leaving bits
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Flaky board leaving bits

Thanks Mark. I should have been clearer and said that the artwork does have a backing, it's just the edges that the fibres are coming from (see attached drawing). I've looked up strawboard but I think the fibres are softer than strawboard - they're more fluffy and very soft. I'm dubious about sealin...
by Rainbow
Fri 11 Oct, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Flaky board leaving bits
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Flaky board leaving bits

Yes, that's right, although I'm pretty sure not by the customer. It's quite an old piece of art, I think done by somebody in the family long ago. I think I'm going to have to seal it because even though I de-flaked it earlier, I can see little tufts have started springing out again. I've got some fr...
by Rainbow
Fri 11 Oct, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Flaky board leaving bits
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Flaky board leaving bits

I recently did a job that was fine when I sent it out but it’s just been brought back to me with some bits floating around inside the glass. When I opened it up, I was horrified to see bits all over the reverse of the mountboard, so much that I had to vacuum it rather than just pick the bits off. Wh...
by Rainbow
Mon 30 Sep, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Telford
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Hello from Telford

Welcome to the forum, Adyc :)
by Rainbow
Tue 24 Sep, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Creases in a poster
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Creases in a poster

Very good advice, prospero!
by Rainbow
Mon 23 Sep, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from East Lothian
Replies: 29
Views: 2368

Re: Hello from East Lothian

Nice to see you on the forum, Matt. Can't offer any advice on hand finishing but all the best with it.
by Rainbow
Mon 23 Sep, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Creases in a poster
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Creases in a poster

Many thanks for that advice, Mark.

Pete, it's all tucked up in bed now for the next few days as Mark suggested. Fingers crossed!
by Rainbow
Mon 23 Sep, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Creases in a poster
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Creases in a poster

I've been given a poster to frame, which has got some creases in it. The customer can't explain how it's got creased, but I suspect it's been stored without protection and has got a bit knocked about. The creases aren't knife-edge, but they are noticeable. I've been asked to do what I can to remove/...
by Rainbow
Tue 10 Sep, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Pearl or pearlescent moulding
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Pearl or pearlescent moulding

I never cease to be impressed at what some people achieve!
by Rainbow
Mon 09 Sep, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Pearl or pearlescent moulding
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Pearl or pearlescent moulding

Wow, that looks stunning, Steve :clap:

I've looked at the MDP web site and there are some great vinyls there. I assume you apply it to bare wood mouldings but is it easy to apply? I can envisage getting air bubbles or creases in it.