A VALID MOUNTING
Freely mounted with pins
The mounting of a picture in a frame is ideally invisible and leaves no traces. Sometimes individual elements of an artwork are also suitable for mounting. This is the case, for example, with the works of John Schmitz. He fixes his papers with needles while they are being created and wants to present them in this way, because for him the needles are part of the work of art.
The picture almost seems to float in the DISTANCE magnetic frame. It is held only by filigree pins in the corners. This technique is particularly suitable for smaller works on corrugated papers and with special edges. The result is a beautiful depth effect. The picture is smaller than the frame and due to the distance strips the glass does not lie on the object.
- pliers or thimble
- steel ruler
This type of mounting is suitable for:
This type of mounting is ideal for wavy paper work with or without sensitive surfaces. This includes, for example, watercolours and works on laid paper, but also prints and photos as well as chalk drawings and pastel drawings. The picture can be easily framed and no adhesive residues remain on the picture. Since small holes are left in the paper, the mounting with pins is also ideal for fabrics, since it is possible to stitch through the fibres and thus no damage occurs.
This type of mounting is not suitable for:
Since small holes remain in the paper, this method is only suitable for works whose overall composition includes the needles.
Here's how it works:
- short pins with small metal head
After aligning the work in the frame, the needles are inserted with pliers or a thimble through the back cardboard into the hard foam back plate. For fabrics, this step should be performed at a slight angle from above. The needles should not protrude beyond the foam plate at the back.