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Framing your Paintings => Choosing a frame => Topic started by: splithairs on January 12, 2013, 04:04:59 PM

Title: dont know if you have tried this......
Post by: splithairs on January 12, 2013, 04:04:59 PM
Charity Shops
I bought a horrible modern picture for my christmas day sunset picture for just 3 took the awful picture out and chucked it, got some white card and it worked a treat, got my eye on a couple more pictures to buy, totalling 5.50p
Have a look and recycle the frames.
Title: Re: dont know if you have tried this......
Post by: jennylynn on January 12, 2013, 05:06:25 PM
hi pete yes my daughter-in-law suggested looking in charity shops, must admit have had some good frames for a couple of quid,  real good idea  O0
Title: Re: dont know if you have tried this......
Post by: NHC50 on January 12, 2013, 06:51:37 PM
Garage sales and Auctions are also a good place to fine frames.
Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: dont know if you have tried this......
Post by: splithairs on January 12, 2013, 10:13:48 PM
I wouldnt chuck away someones watercolour out, because one of the pictures I have my eye on is a watercolour, but those modern photo style prints you can buy that are just awful I have no worries in disposing.
The women selling me the picture said, "oh i like that picture" I said "you can have it, I want the frame, I personally think it is awful, here let me take it apart and give you it." she said "no," oh well you try don't you.
But yeah I think I will look round boot fairs too.
Talking at the society night last monday, bespoke frames and off the shelve frames can cost at least 30 or 35 pounds, for an A3 size. Also you can buy tacky "decorator" pictures in shops here in the UK such as 'The range' or 'Wilkinsons' for 10 or 15 pounds aswell and they have good frames you can use too. That is too much for me as I only do watercolours so the charity shops are my place of convience at the moment.
 
 
Title: Re: dont know if you have tried this......
Post by: lynnm1947 on January 15, 2013, 05:26:37 PM
 If you see some horrible paintings on good canvas, you can also recycle the canvas! Just gesso over it and paint your own masterpiece.
Title: Re: dont know if you have tried this......
Post by: dennis on January 15, 2013, 06:17:41 PM
Just be careful using acrylic gesso over an oil painting as sooner or later your new painting will flake off or scratched off.

http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=82.0 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=82.0)
Title: Re: dont know if you have tried this......
Post by: Lillian on January 15, 2013, 10:24:08 PM
It sure isn't wise to put waterbase paint over oil, not even when painting walls in a house.

A few years ago, my niece bought an older home.  Before the purchase, she was delighted to see a nice decor, all the walls were freshly painted.  Later, she had big, big problems.   :'(
Title: Re: dont know if you have tried this......
Post by: lynnm1947 on January 17, 2013, 08:15:53 PM
Yes, remember you can put oil over acrylic but not acrylic over oil!
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Post by: ncwren on January 18, 2013, 01:37:20 AM
Oh Lillian-I know what you mean-the wall paint will just slide off!  No fun at all! Definitely a  :'( moment!