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Poema

I was honored to frame this front page article from our local newspaper, the Ashland Daily Tidings.

Newspapers present some inherent problems as they’re not really designed to last. The paper is very thin and extremely acidic (prone to yellowing) so special care must be taken when framing something like this; done properly though, they can become a  memento that will look great for years. 

The first step was a spritz of de-acidification spray to the paper. Each section was then trimmed and mounted to a piece of black, acid-free, foamboard. The dark background helps to minimize text on the opposite side of the page bleeding through.

Two layers of conservation-grade, solid-core, mats were used to add some depth to the piece and highlight only the relevant sections of the paper. Museum glass® was used for the best in clarity and protection while a simple, black, wood frame from Roma Moulding® finished the job.

Photographed with glass in place.

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