Re: frame color for cyanotype
I get mine from American Frame, too. They do have some very nice wood frames with a narrow profile, clean lines. I often make smaller prints as well-- with fairly generous matting, and those narrow wood frames do look good with it. I don't know how people keep the metal ones from scratching. I take really good care of mine, but after one or two shows-- that's it. I can't bear to use them if they're scratched. I did try getting out the scratches with steel wool, and that did work on the less deep scratches. Interestingly, I've also found that wood frames tend to encourage sales-- no scientific results here-- but I have noticed that if I put the same image in the same mat, but in a wood frame-- it seems to get a closer look. Interesting, since I always thought some of the Nielsen metal frames-- like the ones you mention-- were quite nice.
On Oct 14, 2008, at 12:42 PM, Barbara Izzo wrote: