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Monday, June 24, 2013

So What Else Can You Do With Silk?

Having returned from the Norman Lindsay Gallery a few weeks ago with a number of fantastic prints I was hoping to find some sort of manner in which I could use my silks as part of the framing process. Enter Margot from Ace Framing in Sydney's Rose Bay. My other posters I framed in a very modest manner, choosing matte black timber frames for my posters from the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition I visited in Canberra and matte white timber frames for my Norman Lindsay posters. Then, on the final poster, I turned to Margot and said 'let's go all out on this one'. The result is below, a white limestone looking frame with our Lucian zig-zag silk being mounted to the backing board. The poster has then been trimmed and mounted on a raised board too. All in all, I think the silk detracts from the beauty of the Lindsay print, but I would not shy away from this process again as the frame is phenomenally eye catching and the fact that it draws you to the frame initially, means that Lindsay's work will still be admired. You can contact Margot here.
Using jacquard woven silk to back a Norman Lindsay printed poster to create an eye catching frame.

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