After you and Carol design your framing combination, she orders all the materials required (moulding, mat board, glass, foam core). When the materials arrive with 2-3 days, the work begins. Walk through the process below:
Carol cuts each piece of moulding to match the customized frame size.
After the frame pieces are cut, she uses a device called a Casese, from France, to join the pieces of moulding together to create a frame.
She then uses a computerized mat cutter from Wizard International to cut single or multiple openings or even customized figures or letters in your mat board selections.
If the art work needs to be dry mounted to a piece of foam core (regular, acid free, etc) for support, she uses a state of the art vacuum press to safely affix the art work.
The final piece before putting it all together is to cut the selected glass type (regular, conservation, museum, glare free, etc) to the specified size (glass cutter not shown).
After Carol puts all the pieces together she finishes the work with detailed touch up, a paper dust cover on the back and hanging hardware. She then stores it in safe storage to protect it until it is picked up.