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Eiffel Shneiffel

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by shayla, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    And here's this wee wire Eiffel. What would you do?

    framing wire eiffel resized.jpg
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  2. David Hewitt

    David Hewitt CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Maybe make a tray with tapered sides, a velvet material could be nice.
    Mounting could be floated, done by using straight pins (painted or not) with black and gold thread to tie off with.

    Also Larson makes a display sample of their lighted frame kit, it maybe just the right size for this. It's at a low cost and has a built in switch and battery compartment.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
  3. David Waldmann

    David Waldmann SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    That's really cool. I'd frame it and hang it on a wall.
  4. Gilder

    Gilder MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Love it.

    MATTHEW HALE CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    That's an eyeful alright... (see what i did there?) It's actually pretty neat. I kind of wish the real Eiffel looked more like that.

    I would build a shadowbox from Larson's 579110 or 579120. I like the idea of something velvety in the background. Maybe a suede mat board. Attachments could be clear fishing line, black or gold thread, or even brass wire.

    I'd love to see pictures of whatever you come up with.
  6. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Yes, I see what you did there. :D

    Earlier this morning, I was half-awake and thinking thready thoughts. Of using thread (that a tiny wire can't break). from the corners out and around the back, as a design element. Also like the pins idea above.
  7. Lafontsee

    Lafontsee CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I think I would use some black thread in the corners and also a few spots in the middle to stitch it down. The trick is to only punch one tiny hole per stitch through your backer right behind the wire so it'll be hidden, then tie it off to something like a small nylon washer on the backside so your stitch won't pull through.

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  8. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Great minds think alike, eh?
    You could make a suspension-mount using black button thread (quite sturdy) tied at each corner of the wire frame, and extending underneath an elevated window mat with an opening about 1" larger, showing about 1/2" of empty space around the artwork. You could use any hard-setting glue to attach the threads to the backside of the elevated window mat.
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