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Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by neilframer, May 21, 2019.

  1. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Gene Simmons Kiss guitar that we framed.
    He actually played it on stage, not a knockoff.
    The moulding was made from scratch and the bass guitar had fake blood on it...
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    I thought that it was interesting that the bass guitar has fret marker dots on the top area of the neck but there were one inch painted lines from the fret marker dots to, I guess, make it esier to see the fret markers on stage.
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    I'm stretching a large canvas (or is it stretching me?).
    Faking the pose, of course.:p
    I know that it's upside down...:D (or maybe I am..)
    About 72" x 112" gallery wrap with no frame.
    This was one of about 10 very large canvases that I stretched last week.
    All gallery wraps and some had floater frames, part of a 120 piece order for one client.

    A tapestry that we framed with LED back lighting...
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    We have more than doubled the size of the shop and we have a laser cutter, a new printer along with plexi and dibond mounting capabilities now.

    We took over an auto shop behind us and we've converted areas into production for the frame shop.
    (sorry, we don't do brake jobs or valve jobs...:rolleyes:)
    Here is the area where we are putting in the laser and printer.
    Last edited: May 21, 2019

    MATTHEW HALE CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    what was the substrate you used with the tapestry?
  3. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    It's a little hard to describe, I wish I had more pictures.
    There is plexi with a double laminate and a Fome Cor kind of float mat that the tapestry was stitched to involved in this.
    If I can find more pictures I will post them.

    We can laminate, laser cut, etch and print large format stuff now as well as the framing and design...;).
    I just finished a huge job for a design company that we work with.
    I've mentioned before that I used to work with the lady who owns and runs the company with her 4 other designers.
    When I cleared the orders from them in Lifesaver that I finished, the entire workload for June disappeared...:D
    But..., July is already full...:confused:
    Last edited: May 22, 2019
  4. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    I forgot to mention that the Gene Simmons frame that we made from scratch was wrapped and covered with a leather wrap so it was actually like a closed corner frame.
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  5. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Congratulations on the expanded capabilities. Sounds like you have a great facility.
    :cool: Rick
  6. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Great work. Did you sew the rug fringe down, use mylar strips, or some other method? Was it an acrylic overlay right on the piece, or were there spacers?
  7. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    What about this frame?....:confused:
    More crazy projects..

    Steampunk frame and mat..
    We added "steam" (cotton) coming out of the pipe ends later.

    Oops...Someone last year didn't like their framing....:rolleyes:

    Actually, it was a drugged out homeless person who was smashing windows all over the area.
    We have security cameras as did other businesses that were vandalized.
    Didn't steal anything, just went around smashing windows creating thousands of dollars in damage.
    The Police caught him.
    The front looks like this now..
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
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  8. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    When the picture framing reality show hits the tube, it will be based on your shop.

    Fantastic work, Neil!
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  9. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    I think that I left this one out....:eek:

    It's a customer when we told him the price for the framing.....:eek::p
    Last edited: May 25, 2019
  10. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    You mean this show?
    :rolleyes: Rick

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  11. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    Well, ya, but.....

    Rob's the producer.
  12. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Love ya' Rob, but the head's a little too big and those are MY arms....:p

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  13. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I had to make Rob's head a little big to disguise Irvine's prominent ears. (I guess I could have cloned the ears out, but I thought the head size looked more dramatic.)
    Besides, Rob is a swell guy.

    :cool: Rick
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