Re: cyanotype frames
Hi Diana, I love the Nielson German silver (I think of it as a pewter color rather than a copper color) for gum as well; it's my standard gallery frame, with an offwhite (towards cream) mat.
On Jan 27, 2008, at 2:16 PM, Diana Bloomfield wrote:
Do you mean frames, like regular framing for a matted image? If so, I often use a Nielson (sp?) frame, the one called German silver, with a flat profile. I like it, because it has a matte finish and also has a subtle copper sort of color/tone added to it, so it's not a pure "silver" color. I think it works really well for platinum prints, but I also use it for cyanotype. The German silver nicely offsets the image, but doesn't overpower it, to my mind. I always see everyone using black frames, which have never appealed to me-- even with b&w images. My eye always goes to the frame, instead of the image, when it's black-- or white, for that matter. I know a white frame is supposed to disappear against a white mat, but to my eye, it just calls attention to itself. That's my take, anyway.