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Watercolours and Pastels

Watercolours and pastel pictures are framed in different ways as determined by the different methods by which they are created.

Watercolours need to be protected and encased by glazing with a mount that keeps the artwork away from the glass.

Pastels & Chalk pictures are particularly fragile, and require careful handling. It is the artist's job to apply a fixative, should it be required. The application of a fixative can alter the appearance of the picture so as a framer I do not carry out this process. I always use glass when framing pastels as the static created by acrylics or plastics can cause damage. The addition of a 'gutter' mount both increases the distance of the picture from the glass and helps keep the bevel clean, migrating pigments fall behind. 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017