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Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by MATTHEW HALE, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    3 down, 58 to go...

    finished kiss2.jpg finished clapton2.jpg finished eagles2.jpg
     
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  2. framestudio

    framestudio CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Nice work!
    27 years in the business and I have never framed a guitar. Maybe its a good thing....
     
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  3. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

  4. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Here's another one...
     

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  5. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Amazing!
     
  6. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    that's exactly the response I was looking for. Thank you. That's also the response I got from the client when he picked these up today. He droppped off the next six also, so watch this space for more!
     
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  7. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    How did you attach the objects?
     
  8. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Very carefully. ;)

    the LP's and a few other oddments are encapsulated in Mylar and attached to the background with 3M #889. The guitars are mounted using acrylic mounting brackets that attach to the strap knobs. The drum heads are friction fit to a fomecore disc cut with a bevel.
     
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  9. MabSadie2

    MabSadie2 PFG, Picture Framing God

    The "Clapton is God" graffiti background is truly inspired. Did you get to pick the background for these boxes?
     
  10. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    The client has left it up to me to choose background and layout for each piece. Funny story about the Clapton background - when I sent the mock-up to the client for his approval he said "That face in the background... I don't think that's Clapton." It isn't, of course. The original photo of the graffiti includes an old lady walking her dog and scowling at the camera. I removed her face from the image but if you look in the lower right corner you can still see her feet. I was unaware of this image or it's significance before taking on this project but i think you could say it's the original meme!
     

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  11. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Awesome designs.
     
  12. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    here we go again. Top mat is C5579, cut on a Wizard 9000 CMC using the 52° cartridge. bottom mat is B998008. Took this pic before I installed the glass and spacers. Spacers were covered in B998008 also. LP's are encapsulated in Duralar and attached to the back with 3M #889 tape. Poster is not collectible, so it's drymounted on Kooltack AF 1/8". drum head is friction fit onto a 3/16" AFFC disc which was glued to the backing with PVA. Guitar is mounted using custom fabricated acrylic mounts attached via the strap pegs on the guitar body.
    finished led zeppelin2.jpg
     
  13. justawhitemat

    justawhitemat CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    My favorite, not just for the awesome design but one of my very favorite bands!
     
  14. Twin2

    Twin2 SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Very impressive designs! How long does it take you to complete one of these shadow boxes?
     
  15. Dave

    Dave SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Wow! VERY nice!
     
  16. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Great designs!!!
    Does Mylar happen to come in non reflective or is this just the regular.
    Do you need permission to use band logos/graphics for backgrounds?
     
  17. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Too long! it's getting faster as I go, but I still feel like I didn't add enough labor charge to this job. Between the Photoshop time laying out the design elements and the actual construction it's several hours work. I do a lot of digital layout before hand so I have the general design nailed down, but still end up doing a lot of tweaking as I go.

    I've just been clear Duralar sheets on these. The matte finish stuff is nearly opaque. You do get some reflection on the surface, but not enough to be bothersome.
    I've not been seeking permission to use any of these images - I'm not selling the images, and I'm obscuring/editing each of them enough that I feel confident they fall under the category of fair usage.
     
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  18. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    this weeks editions...
    finished_petty2.jpg finished_stewart2.jpg
     
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  19. cvm

    cvm SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    The walk of fame star is genius.
     
  20. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Thanks! Just added a little color to liven things up and it was good to go.
    Here's the latest - sorry about the poor photo quality on this one. I neglected to photograph it before I put the plex box on it. The guitar is just a little too big for the moulding we've been using for this project so I ordered a plex box made with black sides. It looks way better in person!
     

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  21. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Once again, I forgot to shoot a photo of this before I fit the glazing. oh well. FINISHED_SRV.jpg
     
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  22. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Absolutely brilliant work. Congratulations.
     
  23. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Stevie Ray, one of my favorites.
    He mostly played a Strat so the guitar was only used for signing as all of the signed guitars are.
    The SRV is great!

    You have a real feel for these shadowboxes and they are excellent.;)
    I'm a former lead guitar player for a Chicago band back in the 60's and 70's and I always focus on the guitar players.

    Eric Clapton came very close to being killed in the same helicopter crash that killed Stevie Ray Vaughan.
     
  24. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    I feel so inferior.

    Some day, before I retire, I will produce a masterpiece. I know it's in here somewhere.

    Mathew, you are one very good framer. You make us all look good.
     
  25. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    thanks for all the kind words. here's this weeks installment!
     

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  26. skye

    skye CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    These are incredible! Does the client own all of them or are they for resale? Your work could be everywhere...
     
  27. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    These are all part of a private collection. The owner called the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland to ask where he should go to have the work done, and they gave him our name! Not sure how they knew who we were, but I'm not going to complain!

    Here's the latest; it's in a plex box so we photographed it before we fit it to avoid glare (planning ahead for once!)
     

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  28. cvm

    cvm SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Another stellar execution with the Lauper background.
     
  29. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Thanks! I was rather pleased with that one myself!
     
  30. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    once again, i forgot to photograph this before i put the acrylic box on it. and we just had a conversation this morning about documenting all the unusual and exciting things that come through the shop and how much easier it is to do w/out glazing...
     

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  31. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    and again, i forgot to photograph...blah blah blah. whatever. I'm no Allman Brothers fan, but I think this looks pretty cool.
     

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  32. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    I have noticed that the last couple of posts have shown that the signed guitars are Gibson Les Pauls.
    These guitars are worth thousands of dollars even unsigned if they are real Gibson guitars.
    Usually the signed guitars are the knockoffs and there are a number of Japanese companies producing them.

    Most often, the signature guitars are the knockoff cheap guitars that are used just for signatures.
    If these are the real Gibson guitars then that makes it a different situation.
     
  33. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    here we go again. I intentionally waited until I had acrylic on it before I photographed it this time so i could show off my spiffy spacers.
     

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  34. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    two more for the collection.
     

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  35. Dave

    Dave SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Awesome work.
     
  36. cvm

    cvm SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Yep. Those Elton John spacers are spiffy!
     
  37. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    like a rolling stone...
     

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  38. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    lets see how many of these i can post before the rest of you get bored and completely stop paying attention. ;)
    I think i spent the most time on the background of this piece than anything else. And then completely obscured it with a bunch of stuff.
     

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  39. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    oh, I'm on fire...
     

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  40. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    not that you can tell, but this one also has some pretty sweet debossed suede lining the insides.
     

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  41. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Great job, yet again. I love the way the guitar just "sits" in the corner.
     
  42. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    hey hey...
     

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  43. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    The background's a poster?

    Clean design.
     
  44. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    thanks. I created the background in Illustrator to mimic one of their album covers. most of these designs incorporate a blown up photo or album cover as the background. Some use a cut or debossed mat design.
     
  45. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    tough to see in the photo, but I debossed some pretty cool stars in the suede spacers
     

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  46. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    Another question: whose idea was it to add lots of album covers?

    I ask because the packaging of newer and older stuff is a good way of presenting a 'retrospective'.
     
  47. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    That's the client's goal here - to include as much memorabilia as he can from the collection he has gathered over the years. As far as what specifically makes it into each design, that all depends on what he has. Most of these collections include everything he has from a particular artist; there hasn't been much need to selectively curate individual collections.
     
  48. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Sweet Baby James...
     

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  49. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    i rather liked this one. i like the way the clear drum skin looks against the "vintage" background image.
     

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  50. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Getting Kinky...
     

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