Magnolia leaves dried to their skeleton form after the autumn were arranged on a textured mount board and framed in a dark bark effect frame. Non reflective glass was used to prevent glare and reveal the delicate structure of the leaves.
My brief for this frame displaying war memorabilia was to use conservation techniques. The customer required non invasive methods of attaching the items while making it possible to be completely reversible. A conservation grade mount board was selected and most of the items were attached by the corners held by inert conservation grade plastic corners. […]
It’s good to see that the work I have completed in the past and then taken time to apply it to and maintain a website sometimes pays off. A large building company in London contacted me directly as a result of seeing frames on my website created for a Topping Out Ceremony. This is traditionally […]
How to frame an LP that had been painted as part of a GCSE art exam so that both sides could be viewed? That was the brief from the customer. It was decided to photograph one side of the LP and then have a print made . This could then be framed side by side […]
Japanese woodblock prints are a traditional form of art that can command high prices and are often bought as an investment. I was presented with a tryptic of images by a customer which therefore required conservation framing to preserve their fragility and value. A museum 100% cotton rag board was chosen to mount them and […]
This wedding photo was bought to me in digital form on a memory stick. I was able to recommend an online photographic printers and show my customers 11 examples of various papers that The PrintSpace.co.uk could print their special picture on. They returned a few days later with praise for the efficient service they had […]
The Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust will soon be opening a new and exciting museum within the Solent Sky Museum, Albert Road South, Southampton. Many historical artefacts and photographs will be on display to the public for the first time. We are very grateful to We Frame It for their excellent work in restoring […]
A customer had an assortment of railway memorabilia that required framing to accompany their collection of vintage equipment. A moulding was selected that reflected the wood used in the equipment in the collection. A box was created behind the frame to create the depth required to fit the items inside. The keys were all tarnished and were cleaned […]
Multiple apertures were cut to house this vintage cigarettes card collection of Fire Fighters through the ages. The cards were carefully placed so they all fitted in with the best appearance. It was then glazed with conservation UV glass to protect them for the future.
A wonderful collection of tax discs was bought into me dating back through the licensing and ownership of a moped. The customer wanted a contemporary look to display all 16 discs. A multi circular aperture mount was cut in British racing green completed with an oak frame and non reflective glass.
The customer requested this piece of textile (possibly once a purely decorative cushion cover) reduced in size and didn’t want a mount around it. This meant a fillet was used just under the edges to keep the beadwork from touching the glass. A narrow box was constructed at the back to hold the stretched tapestry […]
An early 19th century oil painting on canvas was without both its gold circular mount and frame. Having cut a new circular mount it left a white bevelled edge which I hand coloured. With a new gold distressed frame and papered back the painting was once again complete.
I do have some challenging items brought in by customers from time to time and none more so then this large piece of War Art dating from 1938. It was a cartoon of my customer’s father leaving his horse regiment in Palestine to join the newly formed tank regiment in Europe. The picture was unusual […]
Set of prints by Lionel Edwards. I found and bought a collection of these prints falling apart at my local boot sale in a sorry state of broken frames, glass and badly foxed paper. I took them all apart and restored the paper by removing the foxing which enabled the small picture drawn in the […]
A long journey for these Oriental silk paintings. Four silks depicting the seasons arrived in my studio in a very delicate state having already been shipped back from New Zealand. I was able to offer advice to the customer concerning their conservation before I could frame them. One had been disturbed and broken away along […]
I started the cross stitch several years ago and when it was nearly finished I had to consider how to frame it. I found an antique door that was badly distressed lying around in my husband’s furniture restoration workshop. It was in very poor condition but I recognized that the aperture in the door was […]
This was an interesting commission for a metalwork company in Southampton who requested three frames for a “Topping Out Ceremony” to be held in London. The frames contained nickel plated spanners, nuts and bolts and I organised the inscription engraving on the glass. My clients were delighted with the work and gave the following review:- […]