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Picture framing wizardry and the secrets of mounting

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-icon The idea for a blog on  picture framing mounting came from a very pleasantly picture-framing-wizardry surprised Customer some time ago. The gentleman in question had brought in a very rumpled, markedly creased, badly folded, extensively dog-eared and rather aged,  large movie poster for framing.  All the Customer required was for the poster to be put in a frame and look straight and flat.  He didn’t want conservation, didn’t care for preservation or how we did it and, and, oh, yes, he was on a tight budget a couldn’t spend “too much on it”.  So we suggested clear glass and  a frame with  a price ... 

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Why has my picture gone all weird, wonky, bubbly and funny?

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Every now and then we get Customers either bringing framed art similar to the one shown here or ringing in about  this predicament, hence this post "Why has my pictcockling-buckling-rippling-artworkure gone all weird, wonky, bubbly and funny?". The problem is, in most cases this: the document, photo, print or art has been simply shoved or crammed, unmounted, in a tight picture frame. With the passing of the time and seasons, heat, humidity and other factors, the framed art has  expanded, or grown larger, in both height and width. In doing so, the art has hit the hard sides of the frame and, not having room to move or anywhere else to go, it has begun ...

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