We always love a challenge. One of our customers brought us a enormous painting on paper by Isabelle Abbot Baldwin. Normally, paintings on paper are put under glass, but the customer wanted this one to float, in a floater frame, as a painting on canvas would do. The piece was over 50"x50" which made finding an appropriate substrate tricky. With some brainstorming, we developed a system to mount the large paper piece in a floater frame that was strong, stable, and still retained the paper's light, airy feel.
Interlocking layers of mounting board were cut to fit behind the painting and mounted overnight.
The paper was not perfectly square, so some extra calculation and planning was in order. After laying out all of the components, we marked and attached a stretcher to provide the strength necessary for such a large piece to be stable over time.
The piece settled nicely into it's new frame!
The customer and Isabelle were very pleased with the results, and so were we!
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