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Petersfield Framing Studios
Unit 4A
Buriton Business Park
Petersfield, Hants
GU32 3NJ

We are often asked to frame what I would describe as 3-D art and framing a customer's sugar wedding bouquet definitely falls into the 3-D framing category. The wedding bouquet was actually in three parts and was used as decoration around the customer's wedding cake. The customer felt that it was such a shame for such a beautiful work of art to just sit in a box in a draw at her home that she wanted to display the flowers for everyone to see. This is a familiar story with many picture framing projects.

As with all projects like this there are two very important aspects to deal with:

1. The depth of frame needed to keep the glass away from the bouquet.

2. To make sure the flowers could be removed again if required without harming them.

There is also the fact that the flowers are very delicate to handle so care must be taken not to crack the sugar flowers. The customer decided that a white gold frame and a wedgewood grey background were the desired framing materials and so the first stage would be to attach the sugar flower bouquet onto the backing card.

A piece of cotton was temporarily placed accross the mount board to align the flowers correctly. The flowers were simply attached with cotton so the flowers could be easily removed in the future if needed. This is also a conservation technique as the flowers can be easily returned to their original state and would have been undamamged or changed in any way by the picture framing process.

The next stage was to make the chosen frame deep enough to accomodate the flowers. The frame chosen was wide enough to use a batten to deepen the frame accordingly. Then the batten was screwed to the back of the frame.

The sides of the frame were coloured with a suitable gold tone to match the frame chosen, in this case a white gold scoop about 20mm wide. The box was slightly stepped back from the edge of the frame so it would not show when the finished framed bouquet was viewed directly from the front.

Then the mounted flowers were fitted into the frame with a suitable fillet to keep the glass away from the flowers. This fillet was the same colour as the mountboard so that the finished frame is a 3-D box effect.

There are of course many ways to frame a project like this but this is a very effective way of complementing the colours in the flowers with the frame whilst creating a contrast with the flowers with the wedgewood colour mountboard. A terrific way to protect such a delicate piece of art and to share this with your friends and family.