Depending on the type of mask - do they have holes on the sides for the ties? I have used those to simply tie a mask onto a backing.
the artist was kind enough to create the mask (which isn't really a mask, more of a "bust" without the neck and shoulder part) with a hole in the back of the head for mounting on a dowel. So it's just friction fit to a wooden dowel and hanging free. the insides are lined with black suede mat board, and the glazing is Optium Museum Acrylic.That's awsome!
How did you attach the mask? Is it removable?
I have six paper mache masks to mount in individual frames.
I am going to play around with making some kind of hooks from black plastic coated wire.
My client isn't worried about long term effects of the masks being exposed to the room environment.
The masks are not valuable, nor will they be "hierlooms", just fun decorative art projects.
So, not shadowboxed like yours.
WOW! Very nice display.Rather pleased with how this turned out! The customers sent us a pic of their two pieces hanging together. The family seal is matted with the family tartan the customer supplied to us, and is in a stacked frame that matches the kilt's. The kilt is something else! The customers wanted to be able to access it when needed, so we had to figure out how to get it deep enough to accommodate the sporran, support the entire thing, and be removable. We settled on a gravity frame, which I reinforced with small hooks on the corners because I'm paranoid about the outer frame somehow getting knocked off. We took a wide back moulding and stood it on end, nestling the inner silver frame into it and bolting them together, then lining the inside with black to conceal the hardware. For the kilt, I discovered that without internal support the sporran's chain puckered in one side horribly. Easily fixed by cutting a foam board support. To make the kilt removable I installed mug hooks into the top rail. It turned out the kilt already had loops, but I sewed in a few more for extra support, as well as adding a couple to the foam board so there was no chance of it slipping down. The leg garters are looped onto foam and mat supports that are glued onto the mat board backer.
This was an unusual project in every way, and I used the Grumble for a lot of research while putting it together!
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Update: I tried colouring the anvil frame as suggested.I've never done any frame wash or matt dry rub embellishments.
I'd like to learn. I've enjoyed the examples others have posted in various threads.
Do you have any favourite resources for learning these techniques?
I do have a textured rustic metallic matt piece I was considering.
I've had this scrap for many years, I really like it.
I don't remember what SKU this is, I think it's a Crescent matt?
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