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Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by neilframer, May 20, 2017.

  1. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    These were all for the same client...

    Giant Alice in Wonderland playing card.
    Frame half red/silver - half blue/silver, embossed and painted hearts and clubs in mat, card visible on both sides.
    Set up to hang with clubs at the top or hearts at the top.
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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
    Direct Moulding with squids and Turtles.
    When I cut and joined the frame, I centered a turtle on each leg of the frame with turtles equal distance from the corners, no half-turtles in the corners...:eek:
    The moulding was only available in Silver so we painted it black and added a turquoise wash.
    Painted bevel on inner mat.
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    Last edited: May 20, 2017
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  2. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    Gorgeous. Am I ever glad you're not a competitor. Just great work.
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  3. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

  4. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    I almost blew it when I was joining the half red/silver - half blue/silver frame on the large Alice in Wonderland playing card.

    The frame is 36" x 48" and it's a very glossy finish like the LJ taffy moulding.
    I joined it in vises because I wanted perfect corners.
    The finish is SO glossy that you can't touch it up, it's either perfect or it's not.

    When I join frames in a vise or in the vnailer, I always go "long left, short right".
    I started to join the 2 blue sides like that and then it dawned on me to look at the card in the other room.o_O
    I realized that joining that way would put half of the blue and half of the red in the wrong position with the colors in the card.:oops:
    I had only just started to glue the first corner and luckily I noticed that before I went ahead and joined and vnailed the frame.:p
    Last edited: May 21, 2017
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  5. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    I couldn't remember the name of the last framed character that I posted..:rolleyes:
    It's Judge Dredd.:cool:
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    MATTHEW HALE CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Nicely done!
  7. Scout

    Scout Grumbler

  8. ItMe

    ItMe Grumbler in Training

    Amazing!!! Tell me you used a Wizard for those specialty corners! Otherwise I'll feel inadequate foreverrrrrrrrrr!
  9. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    We have a Wizard 9000.

    I lived in Chicago and started framing there in 1969.
    We didn't have CMCs or vnailers back then in the stone age.

    I was also a drag racer racing at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove Wisconsin at the same time.
    I was also in a rock band that played at Northwestern U, University of Chicago Circle campus, clubs and many other places in Chicago, Evanston, bars and schools in Wisconsin as well.

    I worked for a company called Frame Factory in Skokie and I later managed Frame Factory of Chicago.
    The Frame Factory of Chicago location was at 760 W. Waveland, about half a mile from Wrigley Field.
    They're still in business although the owner has passed and they are in a different location in Chicago and also in Lincolnwood.

    I've been framing in Arizona since 1987 and I don't miss shoveling snow.;)

    Welcome to the Grumble.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2018
  10. ItMe

    ItMe Grumbler in Training

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    I was a full-time framer for 2 years, and am just getting back into it after 3 years.
    I thought I needed a "real office job" to be a "real adult" but I just missed it too much. I want my calluses back and to be around artists all day again! :p

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