Tuesday, August 13, 2013

this week | last week

This week:

*It is my sad duty to inform you that Frame Fatale has slipped into the #2 spot on the Philly Hotlist :(

Here is a screenshot from my Hotlist dashboard.

I am trailing by 1.7% of the vote.  We could still totally pull this off, people.  PLEASE vote.  Polls close in 24 days.


*Also, I am just about ready to pull the trigger on our first ever monthly newsletter.  You can sign up for it HERE.  This month's letter has detailed content regarding technique in a tricky new project, new products, and highlights art installed here at the shop.  If you are a regular reader of the blog this newsletter letter will not fail to delight & thrill ;)

Last week:

*2nd Saturday was a hoot at our (2nd!) reception of the Phreak 'N Queer Phreakin' Art Crawl.  Art on view thru August.

*Here's some of last week's framing projects:

This one is a 7-foot movie poster a client purchased for a song at a local flea market.  It was already linen-backed (an expensive mounting process done by conservationists).  The movie is Never So Few, starring Frank Sinatra & Gina Lollobrigida, with Steve McQueen in a small supporting role.  I had never heard of the movie, so I was compelled to look it up.  I found a great story about how Sammy Davis, Jr was originally supposed to play the Steve McQueen role, but while the film was shooting, Sammy was interviewed for a magazine and in it he said that he considered himself to be a better singer than Frank Sinatra.  The role was summarily recast.  The film is based on a true account of a military operation in Burma (romance added for kicks).

Here it is framed in a gorgeous peacock-feather motif frame.


Next up is a project that places art on 3 planes.  A wedding collage featuring a record, invitation, and pressed flowers.

This next one is a before & after transformation:

So maybe that's not a fair before pic.  Here it is after I got the broken glass & frame off.


We decided to frame it asian style in a raw silk mat with wide sides & narrow top & bottom to emulate a scroll.  A slender gold bamboo frame finishes the look.


before + after

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