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Looking for decorative tapes?

Discussion in 'Grumble Archive pre 2004 Topics' started by Brian Gorman, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. Brian Gorman

    Brian Gorman True Grumbler

    I have a customer that wants to frame a variety of little pieces (pear crate labels) without using a frame. Instead, he wants to sandwich them in glass and have a decorative metallic tape used around the edge to hold the pieces together.

    For hanging, we just plan on using those self sticky fabric thingys. He doesn't care about conservation and this purely a decorative approach to a wall hanging.

    Anybody have any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. BUDDY

    BUDDY PFG, Picture Framing God

    Brian ;
    Have you ever done any stained glass work? If you have and if you can use a Copper edge you might consider the copper foil tape that is used when stained glass isn't assembled with zinc came. It is an adhesive tape that is actually copper and usually is followed by a bead of solider . So you could easily attach a saw tooth hanger to it,or they even have pad eyes that are solider on.I just had to remove a pair in order to install a piece in a routed frame.I have seen Antique fabric pieces (NON-conservationaly)framed between two pieces of glass useing this method at many craft shows.You could even add the solider and change the color to something other than Copper.
  3. EllenAtHowards

    EllenAtHowards PFG, Picture Framing God

    We sell both gold and silver tape in several sizes. Other art supplies stores might sell it too.
  4. Jill

    Jill CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2


    This link is a good source for the tapes I believe you are looking for. web page

    Jill Hennes CPF
    Omro Gallery
    Omro WI
  5. Brian Gorman

    Brian Gorman True Grumbler

    Thanks everyone. Those seem to be just what I need.

    Be safe!
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