Whenever we run training sessions we look forward to hearing about where it has taken you. Usually, however, we have a few months to wait before we discover what you are up to. So, it was especially rewarding to be contacted by Gary Pyner, within just a few weeks of completing his Art & Photography Training weekend in Salisbury. He is hoping to extend the range and saleability of items in his bourgeoning memorabilia business, by using his new-found mount-cutting and framing skills. His enthusiasm and obvious talent speak for themselves.
One of his ideas that really caught our attention was his way of framing copies of the Beano, with rather special, deep bevel mounts.
During the Mount Cutting and Decoration day I found the use of foam core board really interesting; the depth this technique provides to simple pictures can be dramatic. I chose to use this technique in the following way, Instead of covering the Foam Core Board with a solid colour tape I pasted, using a watered down PVA glue, some strips of comic [ the Beano]. Although this took some time to dry, requiring some forward planning, it worked well, apart from bending the foam board slightly (easily straightened out when attaching to the mount). This provided the depth and a real sense of fun to the frame. I then selected a deeper (20mm rebate) moulding adding depth to the frame and providing more than enough rebate to accommodate the thicker mount. – Gary Pyner
It just goes to show how something can spark an idea that you can really run with and call your own. Find out more about what Gary has been up to in: Comic Memories
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