Sunday, October 17, 2010

FRAMEOLOGY

For some reason this photo  moved on its own  it should have come second ,this is where I measure the watercolor and cut the matting the size I want it in this case I want 5 c.m. all around the art work so I measure the width and higth and add 10 c.m. and then I proceed to the mat cutter which is below the intro .

As some of you might know  that I make frames all day so I just what to share the process with you .  This summer I got inspired to do some watercolors since I felt to hot to hand quilt ,I made a bunch of them ,I just can't make one since I believe the more you make the better.   So I will frame a couple today it is Sunday and I won't have interruptions.

I adjust the quids at 5 c.m. so that way when I push the cutter with the sharp blade it will stop at 5 c.m. ,I cut the sides one and a time turning clock wise , there are 3 diff. points of adjustments , on the left ,top and bottom .

And this is the result it cuts a nice sharp  angle just the way I like it ,it is a great machine to have.



And this if it how does is look with matting? ,I love matting on all watercolors.
This is what I cut the frames with , it is called a guillotine cutter ,I push down of the lever at the bottom and it cuts the frames with one swipe just like a guillotine
I choose the frame I want for the subject and I mark and then take it to the cutter.
I set the measurement guide for the length I want it is visible on the previous photo of the frame cutter.
I put a dab of wood glue at the short ends .
Then I turn on the compressor which is connected to this little devil and the blue that you see is the cartridge that has some points,  when I join the frame and push on a pedal the thingy at the top goes down and pushes the point into the frame , I forgot to take a photo of them they look like wedges.
I framed two of them , how do you like the frame I chose I like the frames to be simple, for the art work stands out more.
I  also have  a stash of matting remnants ,you never know when your going to need a small piece of a certain color ,that is money saved , by the way I store my fabric pretty much the same if I spend time organizing I won't ever have time to quilt.
And this is an overall view of my little work space ,tons of frames I have made over the years ,how does it look a little messy and the same thing goes for here to if I spent time cleaning up I wouldn't get my frames done, and have time to blog and do other things, to many things to do and not enough time, hop all of you have enjoyed my little demo. you might say ,I wish all of you a lovely day.

13 comments:

sunny said...

How interesting! I'm glad you shared the process with us.

Joanne said...

Great demo! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Wow!!! Awesome! The framing looks great and I absolutely LOVE your watercolors!

Quiet Quilter said...

So this is where you spend your time when you aren't quilting! Yes, I can see the similarities. You are very artistic...

GerryART said...

Impressive Work Space ! ! !

Hugs,
Gerry

wackywoman said...

Oh Theadora, this looks so complicated to me. I love both your pictures and mats. I used to watercolor. It has been years.

Oops-Lah said...

You really are a woman of many talents! Interesting to see the process of the making of a frame! Thanks for sharing. Vreni x

Beach Vintage said...

Love those watercolours.

Micki said...

I see that both of us love to do watercolours.
Love your pics!
Micki

Linda said...

Wonderful! I love the whole process...you are quite talented!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Theodora, This is very interesting! You do a lovely job. I like the frames you chose for your watercolors. You paint well too! A woman of many talents, you are!

Thea said...

Interesting to see what your day job is. I don't have time to clean either but I working on it as it's too hard to find things :)

kristine said...

i loved this post:) i don't think i ever told you this but i used to work in a frame shop. loved it!! i liked looking through all of the prints they sold and helping customers pick out the matt and frames for their pieces:) fun stuff. alot like quilting:)