Slips / Fillets & Second Frames
We were asked the other day about how you use slips & fillets: of course there are books you can buy, which will have some guidance in them, and we suggested some ideas. But, there is also some useful support, freely available to DIYframing members on our website.
First item worth a second look is our Handy Hints Sheet 29: Slips & Fillets, Purpose & Applications.
Then there are a couple of projects in our library worth a closer look:
6b Solid Gold: this provides quite a detailed look at how to use a slip / fillet inside a mount;
8, Option 5: looks at how to use a limed, flat slip / fillet in place of a foam board, bevel edge on a mount.
And if you need some slip / fillet moulding, have a look at what’s available in our mouldings catalogue:
Designer Range: a few options in black or white
Slips & Fillets: some flat mouldings, some with the “foot” at the back and some are mouldings you can use as a secondary frame.
PS – there is real confusion over which is a SLIP and which is a FILLET. Although we have differentiated between them, there is no consensus. After looking at many chat - room threads, it seems that most people interchange the terms and some say that fillet is used more in the US. But the most used term for all of this is SLIP! We may well change our information sheets accordingly.
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