minniev wrote:I use window frames too. I have two in my house, have sold several, and given a couple away. All were fairly straightforward 3-over-3's. Right now I have about 10 of them that will be halved, so the yield will be 20. Half of them will be single big panes of glass and the other half will have three vertical frames in them. I'll be using them for dam birds and other of my images that will be hung up and down the 3 long halls that run from front to back door of my under-reconstruction house.
Another thing I'll be using since I found 3 of them at the house- old serving trays with glass on them. They had fabric at one time but it is rotted away, and I mean to convert them to frames. I want to learn how to put together frames out of old wood, since I have an endless supply of all kinds - barnwood, flooring, beadboard. I have lots of raw materials that look promising, and I don't have to go anywhere past my shed to find them.
minniev wrote:To add a couple of other ideas that have come my way since I started trying to prepare for the gallery exhibit: (1) obtaining blocks of gypsum from a building supply company, and carving out a space that would hold two panes of glass with a photo pressed between (2) printing poster size, laminating, and hanging in one of several ways using alligator clips, clothespins, trowels and clothesline (this is a method used for shows in some galleries in Europe). I have specific plans outlining both of these but did not have the skill or time to pursue DIY methods for my show, I would have needed a couple of months just to figure it out.
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