Yup, you aced it. I looked at the first shot a few times, then the re-do, then back. The old look is so bad I avoided looking at the framing. It ruined the image. The new job exalts the image. Did you change the glass?
Those are stock colors from Chester Frame Co - they just happened to be a perfect match for the art!Matthew, did the frame come with the blue/orange colours?
The frame colours match the artwork colours so closely, it seems remarkable they would be that close by accident.
Did you colour the frame yourself? If so, what method did you use?
I just visited Chester Frame Co. website. They have a really cool selection.
Yes, it is a very beautiful art piece.If that gold frame is a standard size it is probably a readymade from a BB. So I would blame the artist, unless it is a tourist treasure, in which case I would blame the customer.
Silk piece looks nice. And the frame is quite the improvement.
Wow, you went above and beyond with that. Nicely done.Speaking of silk and staples, a customer brought in a captured flag that his grandfather brought back. A "family friend" was concerned with it being all stained, so they had thrown it in the washing machine and then stapled it onto paper covered cardboard and stuffed it into a walmart frame. >_>
The framing I did for it isn't anything to brag about, he wanted a super skinny black frame and that's all that would do, but he did spring for me to painstakingly unfold all those little balled up bits of silk using light steam and a linen cloth to sandwich it as it unfolded to take out the creases. The first couple pics show what shape it was in before, the last pic shows just how much of the flag was hiding in in little fabric balls.
but I'm the kind of person that as a kid when visiting grandma they'd plonk me in front of her jewelry box to untangle all the necklaces.
I am gonna hafta remember to tell people when I get old and crotchety to set me down in front of a bowl of beads or tangled necklaces so I can sort everything and I'll be happy all day. LOL
Oh, I hear ya!OMG - we are twins!
I love sorting stuff into those little plastic boxes with all the compartments. Or the little plastic drawers in the metal cabinets. And peanut butter jars! Yes! Yes! Yes!
I will never go to the hardware store to buy one nail, or one screw, or one washer, or one bolt. I know I simply must have one somewhere in this dang house!
I think the soothing aspect about sorting screws and beads and such is that they are all definitely able to be categorized. Unlike my horse figurines, which I keep sorting and re-sorting because the mid century modern figurines are all different colors and I keep changing my mind on which color names they should have. Like out celadon/mint green/seafoam discussion a while back. Even books and music and movies are more difficult to place into categories. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - is this a cat book, a poetry book, or a picture book?