Official Oversize Week

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Is it just Oversize Week in Hagerstown or is it all over the country? Of the 10 or so pieces we have taken in this week, at least 6 of them are oversize. The biggest is a piece of papyrus that is 64" long! But it is going to look SOOO cool when I put on the black suede mat that will have bars of gold mat irregularly spaced every 6-8" all around. A $1300 job!
 

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I just finished Oversize Weeks... 63 42x34's. I'm glad it's done. It was the perfect cure for a slow summer (it looks good in the bank account too. )
 

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Ellen take pictures please!!!


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Originally posted by EllenAtHowards:
Is it just Oversize Week in Hagerstown or is it all over the country? Of the 10 or so pieces we have taken in this week, at least 6 of them are oversize. The biggest is a piece of papyrus that is 64" long! But it is going to look SOOO cool when I put on the black suede mat that will have bars of gold mat irregularly spaced every 6-8" all around. A $1300 job!
Which suede mat comes in that size? And who is the manufacturer??

I will be getting a 70 x 34 Papyrus soon and you just gave me a good idea. I was thinking about hand-wrapping black foamboard (alternative: Wide black liner with gold fillet from Decor), but this could be even better.

Thanks
 

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As far as I am aware, no suede mats are made over 40x60. And of course with that there is still not a huge variety. This is most likely a handwrapped mat. My first handwrapped silk mat was 46x110. Talk about a cruel innitiation...I avoided that like the plague. But it worked out, I just was so stressed even thinking about it.
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No, see, here's the beauty of it! Cut the 4 corners as one unit and split it into 4 'corner samples'. All else is cut from the tons of black suede scrap I have and pieced together intersperced with narrow slices of gold. Oh, I had it all planned out! Trouble is that the customer CANCELLED the order yesterday. I had to return his deposit. And ANOTHER of the oversize pictures cancelled, too. ANOTHER big deposit to return. The only good news is that we took in enough money to cover the loss of the 2 deposits plus a tiny bit more. But it did make this Officially Our Worst Day. Man, I love retail!
 

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Don't feel bad, my oversized Papyrus job was canceled too (after ordering the huge plexi and oversized black foamboard and fabric....;(

And because the client is a good customer, I decided to forget about the material costs (she bought art recently and will doing more work here soon).

And the reason she canceled? Her designer told her to wait till the new house is all good and ready.

Good thing she fired that designer (and 2 more, I hear...LOL).
 
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