Some of our postcards are a scream…..

Some of our postcards are a scream.....

Romantic ……. And scary!!!!!!!!!!!

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Photos in a box

imageSaw this idea at BingKai framers in Geelong, and have made one for Vicki’s new baby. She can keep updating the baby photos easily within the frame, or use it for favourite postcards etc.

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YES is ready

YES is ready

Finished product looks good.
Interesting story behind this too …. a cruise with the band! I like hearing the stories behind the objects or photos we frame.

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Yes!!!!!

Yes!!!!!

Love it when customer says I can choose the colours and layout!
This is a groovy band called YES, and the colours on the memorabilia were great. Chose Art Deco green, bright yellow, and a Trellis green….. They are actually a lot brighter than they appear here.

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the lure that lured a meter

The photos are all double matted with his “team colours”. If you can get a close look, this barramundi JUST reached 1 metre in length. Up here, a “meterie” is the holy grail.
The lure is recessed in a deeper window, so that the glass can sit just above the photos. A deep black frame is used, to cover the depth of the framing.lure

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Big learning curve!

We’ve got some new computerised equipment, and I’ve got an expert coming up next week to spend 2 days training me….  with the new mat cutter, I’ll be able to do memorabilia, and multi-windows without all my designing on paper and measuring and maths!

Will be able to cut circles and arches and squiggles and shapes. Have to be careful not to go mad and do “cheesey” stuff….. I especially want to enhance old photos and memorabilia with subtle shapes and debossing. So keep listening to find out how I go. And I’ll be putting examples up on our Facebook (hangitdarwin) – our page is very new.

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Giveaways!!!!!

If you come in to our shop and we find out that you’re a teacher, or work at a child care centre, you’ll probably walk out with an armful, or box full of scrap materials. We are continually amassing matboard and foamcore offcuts, and hate throwing them away, but we can’t store or re-use everything. One particular high school art teacher has made great use of these materials throughout the year, and is also experimenting with pieces of acrylic, which can be painted, or heated and twisted into different shapes.

Pieces of coloured matboard, and also the cut “windows” are great for small kids doing arts and crafts. Foamcore can be used to make models. It can be pinned together, or glued (remove the pins after glue dries) to make boxes, buildings, shapes and all sorts of structures. We love to see these materials being used – especially to encourage children in art and craft. So don’t be backward, ask if we have any cutoffs next time you come in.

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