His enthusiasm soon got the presentation off to a great start as he began a demonstration from scratch of the entire process of mounting and framing a print, with tips and advice throughout.
(Print used was 'Brilliant Water' published by 'The Art Group')
Mountcards are recommended both to protect the print from contact with the glass, and for presentation. Tony began by describing the different types of mountcard and their various qualities from standard core up to museum grade, and discussed the effect of colours when choosing a mount ...
And sealing the back with nice smart gum tape which also prevents dust and insects getting into the frame and is much better than masking tapes or wax tapes that will dry and fall off in time.
Tony advised D-rings rather than eye-hooks which push a picture out from the wall, attached about a third of the way down, and nylon low stretch cord rather than wire which has weak points that can break.
And Voila! One gallery-smart framed print, well presented and protected with the right materials and techniques!
Phew that was a long post! But all that remains is to say 'Thank you' to the Chilcompton Art Group for your lovely welcome and enthusiasm, and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did...
( Brilliant Water is now displayed for sale in our shop in Midsomer Norton...)