It's full of Bees!

Nikodeumus

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So I did some practicing, then got to do my first "fine mesh fabric" object mounting for a customer.
I followed Jim Miller's book: The Complete Guide to Shadowboxes and Framing Objects (pgs 49/50).
Here's an illustrated picture story of my process:

The objects: A formed 6"x6"x1.25" bees wax block with bee figures, and a 3.25"x2"x1.5" cabochon with antique bee illustration.
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Experimenting with layout and measuring positions:
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Attaching tulle to 8ply rag board with acrylic gel medium, under wax block:
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Because of the weight of the wax block, I chose to use tulle (over silk or polyester) for its extra strength.

Aligning objects and mounting with EVA hot glue:
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I used scrap foam cut to previously determined spacing as alignment guides when gluing the objects.

Adding cap frame, liners and glazing:
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We had to get creative with stacking because there are no gold antique-style frames of sufficient depth from Larson Juhl (my only supplier) that appealed to the customer.

And the finished project!
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Frame Recipe:
Base frame: Confetti Gold 140651
Cap frame: Allegra Antique Gold 284712
Mount Matt: Empire Gold B848512
Glazing: TrueVue UltraVue72

I officially have a new tulle in by framing skills toolbox. ;)
Thanks Jim!
 
This is awesome. So the mesh is over the wax block, correct? But not the other item? Beautiful work. -clare
 
Update: The lady I did the OP for just came in and said she still loves her bees! 😃

Plus this:
 
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