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Sumi-e Hinge Mounting Behind the Scenes

Sumi-e hinge mounting behind the scenes is what I’m giving you a peek at in this blog. This is one of the asides of creating beautiful sumi-e painting. When we artists are not busy making new creations, there is a lot of preparation and details that occupy our time…

Table of debris for hinging

Table of debris for hinging

I brought the work inside the house. This is my dining room table. Another table was improvised in the living room. Don’t you agree it’s time for a larger studio? I like to keep my living separate from my creating and so love my studio which I’ve grown into and almost outgrown!

Adding tables and other spaces for the process

Wet pasted abstract sumi-e is upside down with small tabs added and weighted down to dry.

Wet pasted abstract sumi-e is upside down with small tabs added and weighted down to dry.

After I have a series of tabbed sumi-e ready, I move to stage two, which is hinging onto a sturdy mat board, as this is my chosen method of display, a solution worked out with my framer, Andy, at Metropolitan Framing Company, where I will be having my One Woman Art Show on January 25, 2019.

Second Step Hinging moved to next table. Weights applied for drying.

Second Step Hinging moved to next table. Weights applied for drying.

Does it sound like it’s easy and fun? It is, but it took me maybe 8 days to successfully hinge 22 paintings, after I taught myself how to do it!

Hinged and Boxed Abstract Sum- e

Hinged and Boxed Abstract Sum- e

And here’s the pile I was working from. I will be matting more after I get over the crick in my neck and sell these! Below are the mat boards and prints which will be framed as well at some point.

Prints and mats ready for Hinging

Prints and mats ready for Hinging

So there’s a peek at what we do. And I still have to tweak them a bit as they aren’t as perfect as they will be! Want to learn how to do this and come help me?

 

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