Monday, 28 February 2011

Framing Clinic this weekend

Saturday 5 March
10am - 2pm
Admission Free
Spring is in the air and at a time when house clearance is top of most people's To-Do list Alexandra Galleries is offering to frame all those prints still rolled up in postal tubes and languishing on top of the wardrobe, and help get them on the wall where they belong. More....

Friday, 18 February 2011

Framing Tales - Only Fools and Horses

Among the items brought in for framing in January were a collection of film and TV memorabilia, belonging to a Wimbledon businessman , and a set of interesting masks purchased by a photographer whilst on a recent assignment in the Caribbean.

As an avid fan of Only Fools and Horses, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and Blackadder I was delighted to be asked by Mr B to re-mount and re-frame his collection of autographed photos of these BBC comedy giants.

I am not embarrassed to admit that I am old enough to have seen the original series of all three productions (Rising Damp anyone?) and can remember many of the episodes, including Del Boy and Rodney dressed up as Batman and Robin in their memorable Christmas special.....I've never laughed so much!
I also did a little research on the internet so that I could add credits to each collection, detailing the cast, year, writers etc, a personal touch for which Mr B was grateful.
The masks meanwhile, had to be set in a box and framed for presentation purposes. Ms W chose a deep rebated satin white frame with a complimenting ice white mount. This proved a good choice as it accentuated the colours of the masks and made them look very stylish in their contemporary frame. This was the look Ms B wanted for her hallway.

Other unusual objects we have recently been asked to frame include; football shirts, stamp collections and vinyl records. Framing your most personal treasured items ensures it provides a lasting memory for you and your family, and avoids potential disasters.
A quick reminder to those of you in South London who find the trek to our studio in Beckenham too far, why not come along to our Framing Clinic on Saturday 5 March at Streatham United Reformed Church where we will be accepting your prints, photo's, canvases etc for framing. Choose from our selection of frames and mounts and let us do the rest. We also promise to deliver your work back to you within 14 days. For more details call 020 8249 5807.

Framing Clinic
Saturday 5 March 2011, (10-2pm)
Admission Free, Free parking.
Streatham URC Hall, 388 High Road, Streatham, London SW16 6HX (next to ice rink)