From: dina Fraioli (email@example.com)
Date: 04/26/02-12:10:35 AM Z
Thank-you! I feel a LOT better about going for the l-hooks...I already
bought nice mat board, but that was like the last of my money...I would be
able to buy frames if I didn't buy my view camera...(hmmm which one was more
important! :) )
I think I jsut wanted someone to tell me that they will not look really
ridiculous... one of my professors was very anti-l-hooks, but pro burgundy
wooden frames! They MATCHED the tones in my images...and I admit looked
rather ok, but I think in the end would be VERY distracting since they MATCH
the tone...very strange.
>From: Jack Fulton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: Frames for gold-toned pop images
>Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 22:56:03 -0700
> > I'm putting up a show at my univeristy and I'm having such a rotten time
> > figuiring out what frames might look good with my gold-toned images.
> > other issue is money, I'm a poor student so the cheaper the better, yet
> > not want to lack in quality and presentation! any ideas on places that
> > give me a good deal would be greatly accepted!
> > I'm about read to use glass and L-hooks over matted pictures! Any help
> > be great!
>My 'economical' broke-student-trick is:
>1. go to a frame store
>2. purchase the 3' wide black backing paper
>3. fix to gallery wall w/staples (not from a staple gun)
>4. use magic marker and cover staples w/black
>5. either use double sided masking tape or transparent
> photo corners to hold to wall
>6. purchase glass sheets (through wholesale if possible as
> glass is a200-400% markup) the size larger than your
> images. i.e: if you make an 8x10 image on 11x14 paper buy
> 16.20 glass
>7. use L-hooks to fasten to wall
>The glass caused the black of the backing paper to take on another shade
>thereby creating the illusion of false matting.
>This is extremely inexpensive and looks great. I have hung three large
>exhibits of my work this way. Average cost for 40-50 prints is $75.
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