Okay weather Gods, very funny, sunny on Saturday and sunny today and a howling gale yesterday with sporadic rain showers... meh, stood there for most of the time clinging on to the Gazebo as it tried to make a bolt for the A6, that's outdoor markets for you and I unleashed on the Heatons my passepartout images...readers of tha last blog post will be up to speed here but it's really a simple way of mounting and framing any subject matter. Now being an old timer of the Picture Framing business, the last known venture I did in this was in the early 80's just before the explosion in Clip frames, first European ones then Chinese ones by the shipload.. So rather than a frame it's all held together by Passepartout tape, a linen based adhesive tape with a grip like death and able to withstand the weight of glass, mount, image and backing board and also not get shredded by the glass edges. I tried out some different format shapes and they look like this..
So you get a pretty natty pick up and go retail item for not a lot of outlay on materials but words of warning. This is VERY FIDDLY if you have 2 left hands chances are you will throw more away than you complete Measurement of everything has to be spot on ..to the millimetre..that's glass, mount and backing board , square rectilinear no wobbles, then there's the high grip tape that is...curse you...stretchy..peel it back to have another try and it all goes out of kilter...grrr happened more than once when I was starting to do it
To Achieve squareness I have a Keencut Ultimat 48" cutter for Mounts and Board
A self heal gridded cutting mat so I can lay the glass on and get it spot on square
Toyo oil filled glass cutter ..don't get those plastic ones..
oh and over 30 years experience of framing...and i still get the hiccups oh and an almost endless supply of Quirky images to frame....
Now if you want to give this a bash here is the tip of the day...you can get a roll of Black insulating tape for 98p from B&Q...that's what I did as a try out..and it works, althought the corners are a bit duff...here endeth the spiel....
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...