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Crazy painted mat bevel

Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by neilframer, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    8 ply mat bevel painted to carry on the artwork design...
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  2. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    WOW!!! That is really cool! I have done that on a gessoed liner before but never thought to do it on a thick bevel. Good job, old chap! :)
     
  3. Myrna

    Myrna CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Really, really nice!
     
  4. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    nicely done! sometimes it's those small details that really push a design over the top (in a good way).
     
  5. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    I'd like to know exactly how it was done. Lining up all the parts to be painted and having them perfectly aligned seems very hard to do for some that is artistically challenged like me.
     
  6. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Yes.
    I am the Macgyver guy, not so much the freehand artist.
    I have a Drafting and mechanical background.
    I can paint solid color bevels but not something like this one.

    I am a designer, builder, "fixer" and mechanic but when it comes to this kind of work, my boss does it.
    I can mix colors and match colors but my boss is an actual artist as well as a long time framer.
    He is left handed and I am right handed so both sides of the brain are covered.;)

    So, what was done was to cut the 8 ply mat and mask the face with painter's tape to the edge of the bevel.
    The art pieces, there were 3 separate pieces, were each place in the mat windows one at a time.
    Plastic was placed over the artwork between the art and the back of the mat.
    The mat bevels were then painted and drawn right over the art with the clear plastic masking the art from the paint while keeping the pictures visible for matching.
     
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  7. IFGL

    IFGL SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Really nice job, was it enjoyable or one of those jobs you wish you had kept your mouth shut :).
     
  8. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Hah!
    We do some really crazy stuff.
    I don't post all of it.
    Just framed a 59" x 130" photo for a customer.
    We actually made and finished the moulding because it was longer than 120".

    We have been working on a group of shadowboxes, actually cabinets for a large number of swords, Civil War bayonets and WWI and WWII bayonets, about 50 or more of them.
    These cases will be able to be opened with magnetic closures and struts to raise the lids so that the client can open and remove any of these weapons.
    The swords and bayonets are attached with magnets to linen covered backs in these boxes/cabinets.
    The frames had to be modified to create these cabinets.
    This project has been going on for about 3 months in between the crush of our regular framing.

    We have developed the reputation of a shop that can do these things and sometimes I wonder "is this a good thing?...:D"
    We also frame and security install for a restaurant chain at their locations all over Arizona and Nevada.
    They are one of the fastest growing chains in the country and we've done about 22 of them with another 5 coming up.
    And the tech center for a national truck rental company, hospitals, the National Guard, the power company, the state government, the Forest Service, etc, etc...

    We do these things partly because to remain relevant, we do the things that you can't get online.
    We have 100% 5-star reviews, over 30 now, and it just brings us more work.;)
     
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