After a little break for holidays we are back to our blog and I want show you how a different shaped mount opening can complement an artwork.
We recently framed a delicate cross stitch with an arched top. A rectangular mount would have fought against the design so we decided to create a mount that would mirror the soft curve of the needlework. As we have a computerised, precision mount cutter at Simon Robinson & Son, we can design the opening to suit the artwork and ensure a very high quality finish. We are even able to make shaped double mounts which is what was chosen this time.
Sometimes a frame isn’t deep enough to accommodate all the different elements that are to fit in it – glass, mounts, stretched needlework, conservation backing etc. To ensure you can still benefit from our entire range of mouldings, we have developed a special insert, allowing us to increase the depth of the frame.
We paint or stain the insert to match the frame or mount. In this case it has been given a pale wash on the inside to match the mount and a light green wash on the back edge to match the frame. At Simon Robinson & Son we take pride in the finish and ensure the back is as neat as the front. You can see below how the depth has been extended.
We used a speciality glass, clear colour plus, to eliminate as much reflection as possible and keep all the beautiful detail of the cross stitch.