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06-20-2014, 07:09 PM
The reflections on paint and chrome is what attracted me to this photo from Paul Jones of PMP. While not knowledgeable about anything cars it still struck a cord. This is a 5"x7" board.

06-20-2014, 07:24 PM
It probably struck a cord because it has a lot of character! Nicely done.

06-20-2014, 08:19 PM
Very nice! Lot of great reflections there.

Harry Seymour
06-20-2014, 09:04 PM
You may not know cars but you are doing a wonderful rendition of one.

06-20-2014, 09:29 PM
I agree with all the comments. Very nicely done!

06-21-2014, 12:03 AM
Excellent . Lots of details packed in small scale

06-21-2014, 12:36 AM
A well struck chord. Great job capturing the reflections and shiny metal. Has a nice nostalgic ring to it too.

06-21-2014, 07:06 AM
Strikes my chord, too!

06-21-2014, 07:23 AM
Thanks Lynn, SandeVBL, Harry, Sue, Venkat,TJ, and Ginger. Much appreciate you taking a look and leaving such nice comments.
Just a question, on 5x7 do you use floater frames or regular or mat on boards and then put in floater? Would like to try to get this in a local show but not real sure how to present. Any thoughts?

06-21-2014, 03:22 PM
I love these old cars. You've brought it such life and beauty in your scratchboard. I love the details of the headlight. Well done!

06-21-2014, 05:59 PM
Chrome & reflections are fun, aren't they? Nice job on this one, Nelvia!

For framing, I mount (with E6000 adhesive) my 5 x 7 boards to an 8 x 10 Gessobord that I've painted - usually black (using India ink). Then I put that 8 x 10 in a frame. Usually a black wood frame, no glass (but with a minimum of 4 coats of sealer).

Here's an example, instead of my usual black frame, I used a faux barnwood frame for this guy.


If you want to just float-mount the board in a 5 x 7 frame, that's an option too. Linda Sheets has a video of that using frames from Jerry's Artarama. I found the same type of moulding at a local frame shop and had them make some 5 x 7, 5 x 5 & 6 x 6 frames for me.


06-21-2014, 11:52 PM
Love your car.


06-22-2014, 07:50 AM
Thanks Jenna, guess girls can love cars too! Actually photographer called this Lights, but someone else said it reminded them of a jazz club, so ... But I loved the grille and light challenges
Thanks much Ann. I have some larger floater frames but had't found 5x7. This is perfect as it also enhances the overall picture size giving a 5x7 more presence. Guess I need to find a good framer, but always thought expensive.
Thanks for looking and leaving me such a nice comment Trudi.