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Clients Testimonials

  • Thank you so much for doing a great job at short notice. The Frames look great and the private view went well.

    Best wishes and thanks again.

    Susan Johankanecht, Artist Exhibiting at the Poetry Library in the South Bank Centre, March 2012
  • Received and look good, artists are happy.

    [In relation to Exhibition at the South Bank Centre]

    Chris McCabe, Southbank Centre
  • The Frames look lovely, thank you.

    Katharine Meymell, Artist Exhibiting at the Poetry Library Exhibition on the South Bank, March 2012
  • I am the Interpretation Manager for ‘Victoria Reveal’. Thank you for mounting the photos so beautifully and for your patience with all our problems.

    [In relation for March 2012 reopening of Kensington Palace]

    Alexandra Gaffikin AMA Kensington Palace

Specialist Techniques

We have a range of specialist wood working techniques we can apply to your picture framing moulding to really make it stand out.

Liming

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The technique of lime finishing wood has been around for centuries. Using a lime finish will create a bleached, whitewashed effect as well as opening out the grain of the wood. Ideal for giving a weathered rustic effect.

Waxing

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If you’re working with a rustic piece of wood for picture frame moulding and want to preserve it with an appropriate wood finish, waxing is a good technique to use. It is particularly suitable type of “raw” finished timbers.

Staining

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A common technique that enhances the appearance of lower cost timber materials such as pine. Ideal for adding colour to a frame but also whilst retaining the textured visual appeal of the wood.

Flocking

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For a very luxury feel, flocking is a technique Flocking powder or flock gives a soft, velvet textured surface. Flock is extremely versatile and can be used in many different ways.

Paint Cracking

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Crackle painting is a faux painting technique that produces a finish that looks like old cracked paint older layers of paint showing through. Any smooth surface that can be painted with latex paint is suitable for crackle painting.


At Worldly Wicked and Wise Picture Framing we can help you choose a finish to really bring out the quality of your artwork and make it stand out. We would be delighted to see you and talk through any ideas you have with any suggestions we can give you.