is it too late (improper framing?)

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is it too late (improper framing?)

Post by Mdlashgrl56 » Jul 29, 2012 2:11 pm

I took a water color on "rice paper" to be framed professionally in U.S. I mentioned dry mount but they immediately rejected that. They double matted it and framed it. I can see just the slightest bit of wrinkling across about an inch of the painting. I can certainly live with it as it is. My concern is will the painting deteriorate with no backing, or is it going to stay as it is now.

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Re: is it too late (improper framing?)

Post by Gary » Jul 30, 2012 12:11 pm

It won't deteriorate at a faster rate. Just the wrinkles may increase, and you may have to learn to live with that.

I find that most framers that recommend against dry-mounting are the framers who don't have the required vacuum press. It's a little disingenuous of them when they make a recommendation based on the fact they don't have the correct equipment.

In China, you'll see a lot of museum mounting (using tape) since dry-mounting is not a traditional method. I find that Chinese consumers are a lot more tolerant of wrinkles and minor flaws, so that method seems to work well in China.