One of the most rewarding aspects of our work is helping our clients preserve and display their cherished memories. Sometimes, these memories are not just photos, but also objects that have a special meaning. Such was the case when our client came to us with a flag, a ball, and a scorecard from his amazing hole-in-one on the second hole of Kingsbarns Golf Links.
Kingsbarns is one of the most prestigious and scenic golf courses in Scotland, and hitting a hole-in-one there is no easy feat. Our client wanted to frame his items in a way that would showcase his achievement and tell the story behind it. We were more than happy to help him with that.
We suggested that he present all three items in a single frame, rather than separate ones, to create a more cohesive and impactful display. He agreed with our idea and we discussed how everything would fit together. We had to create three different windows for the three different items, each with its own dimensions and depth. This required some creative thinking and a bit of patience, as we had to construct layers of foam board behind the scenes to create the right spaces for each item.
We also had to find a way to securely mount the golf ball without using any adhesive or damaging it in any way. This one will remain our little secret, but we managed it successfully.
To enhance the viewing experience, we also recommended that our client use specialist anti-reflective glass, which also protects the items from harmful UV rays. He happily agreed with our suggestion and was very pleased with the final result.
The framed items looked absolutely stunning, and our client was thrilled to have his hole-in-one story preserved and displayed in such a beautiful way.
This truly is a one of a kind item for a once in a lifetime achievement.
This project was completed to Fine Art Trade Guild Level 2 standard, and featured techniques from the following GCF Advanced modules:
- Textile Framing
- Conservation Framing
- Mount Design and Function