I now have several more steps to go through to get my work ready for the gallery:
- Have my carpenter friend cut up a sheet of 1/8 inch hardboard to fit the frames.
- Order UV glass and have it cut to size. Pay attention to the depth of the glazing.
- Order spacers to hold the glass away from the artwork- the size that fits the glass depth.
- Buy the linen fabric I picked out and glue it to the hardboard as a backing for the artwork
- Hold my breath while I cover each piece of art with a sealer and pray nothing goes wrong. I should have done this earlier because it will have to dry and cure a bit.
- Find a way to glue or fix the artwork to the linen backing board without damaging it.
- Cut foamboard backing for the whole thing.
- Design and create a nice label to go on the back.
- Assemble the whole thing.
I had enough coin to frame eight pieces for the gallery (Studio 47 in Woodstock, VT.) Now I will have to sell one to pay myself back for the huge expense of framing. It does look wonderful, though. Here's a peek without the glass:
These frames are solid wood, heavy and substantial. They are coated with a warm silver broken leaf which goes with black very nicely. I love them.