Stuck on a design.....help? :)

Steven6095

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I am stuck on something. I have a marriage license to frame.
It is printed on yellowish paper just like a lot of diplomas and all the text is in a brownish gold. Tacky as heck with a bright gold seal on it.

White / off white mats make it look brown due to the contrast.

Brownish / beige of course is too dark.

Anyone out in grumble land have an idea of something? Just needing something to jog my mind.

thanks
 

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countess Buff.. just enough green to keep the yellowish, yellowish.

soft gold fillet and a soft gold frame.. should be understated.. let the fabric speak for the elegance.
 

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Sort of like Baer said - except -

Gold fillet/Gold frame with a solid core cream mat with yellow tones, slightly darker than the certificate paper - Crescent #1108 comes to mind. Do a double mat at 3/8" then 2 V-grooves 1/2" out and 3/8" apart. The solid core mat will give texture and depth with this design without the tacky white lines from white-core mats. I use this design alternately with plain fabric/fillet for most certificates.

Pat :D
 

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I like the above suggestions. I would work with a dark cream fabric mat, gold frame and gold filet. Try to find a gold frame with a brown edge. Or work with a cream solid core rag and add a sepia french line.
 

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You could try playing with complementary colors.
Maybe a purpley burgundy to play off the yellow would do it. If the brown has enough red in it, a medium sage could do it as well. Then again, I love red with just about anything. What about it?

Rising has a couple of nice colors that have always worked to fill in those buff colored gaps left by the two big guys. I use Fawn and Zinc over and over and over.

Or ditch the mat altogether and frame it up tight with a delicious chunky burl with a fat gold fillet.

edie the mondaymonday goddess
 

Steven6095

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Thanks!! I appreciate it!
It was late and I got frustrated last night.
I have some ideas now
Thanks!
 

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"Brownish / beige of course is too dark."

Whoa. Too dark???

Dark is gorgeous and rich and dramatic (and keeps the piece from looking like a framed sea of beige).

I like Edie's suggestion of deep burgundy. And Bainbridge has a lovely chocolate colored silk that would be smashing with a gold fillet and frame.

Customers always want off-white mats - it's okay to try to broaden their horizons.

Gold seal???

Kit
 

Steven6095

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That choclate silk is what I am eyeing


Customer handed it to me, said he will be back in town in a week and to do what I wanted for $100 or less.


Gold decal tolook like a seal.
 

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Double mat chocolate suede with beige / brown core, slightly weighted bottom, pretty simple gold frame.
Should be nice


Thanks!
 

Steven6095

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I will post pictures when done.
Very simple design but the dark suede really makes for an elegant presentation!
 

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Originally posted by Steven6095:
do what I wanted for $100 or less.
Oh yeah, let's not spend anymore than the filing fee...
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and then.... do they EVER bring in the divorce decree to frame? :eek: :D
 

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Marriage license....hmmm..... OK. got it. Frame it with a one inch or three quarter inch round top black frame. Then get some one eighth inch wooden dowels, paint them black. Now, about every one half inch, glue a black dowel vertically to the front of the glass. Cut them carefully so that they match up properly with the frame. This should give you an authentic "jail house" look.


John
 

Steven6095

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Great ideas can always be stored away in the mental filing cabinate


Baer, I thought about the dicorce decree last night ;) Would be kinda fully to offer a coupon for free framing of the divorce papers with each framed marriage license
(NA..)

KNowing this couple, the jail cell would for sure it!
Thanks to everyone. I have a simple, prifitable design that I really like.

Steven
 

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Years ago when I worked for that big company, I received a shipment of about three hundred small marine type toilet seats, just the seats, no lids. I made a huge display at the front of the store and called them The mother in law frame. It was hilarious, people where buying three and four at a time. We sold all of them in just a few days.

John
 

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This thread has evolved and could be moved to warped!!

I had suede in mind when I started reading the thread which was already resolved by the time I got here. Oh well...

Evolve. Resolve. Dissolve.
 

Bob Doyle

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Originally posted by Baer Charlton:

and then.... do they EVER bring in the divorce decree to frame? :eek: :D
Haven't framed mine (yet). But now you've got me thinking about it!

If I liked the song maybe I would use the sheet music for Freebird as the mat!
 
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