Which means I'll be having a quiet wax this evening as the wood is unfinished and I like to wax my own frames. I was going to put a wash on them but I really like the tulip wood colour so I think I'll leave them "as is"
|Two of the seven tulip wood bespoke frames with hayseed mounts by Pictureframes.co.uk|
I went for the tulip wood because it was the most neutral colour and also because that then makes it most receptive to a thin paint finish if that's what I decided to go for. I'm quite partial to a thin paint being rubbed into wood to provide a hint of colour. I'm also very partial to very neutral tones of paint with names like "bone" and "corset"!
I chose to use the Hayseed mount which again is a very neutral colour - neither stark white nor cream, more along the lines of an understated ivory with laid finish (like Ingres paper).
I'll be writing more about the frames once they're unpacked, the images have been inserted and the D rings attached!
You can find out more about the wax I'll be using on the wood frames this evening on Making A Mark Reviews - see Product Review - Renaissance micro-crystalline wax polish.
Summary: A refined wax polish designed and formulated by the British Museum for the long term conservation and protection of museum exhibits. This product is now a universally respected standard conservation material because of its high quality and wide scope for use.
Read more about frames and framing in the following posts on this blog
- The exhibition checklist
- POLL: Exhibition frames: How much do you spend per frame on average? AND How much do you spend on exhibition frames on average? (Poll results)
- POLL: How do you decide the size of your artwork? AND Poll Results - Size Matters!
- Are your wood picture frames made of sustainable timber?
- Protecting your frames
- What can artists claim as business expenses - for tax purposes?