Basic Picture Framing: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

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  • Step-by-step instructions for matting, mounting, and framing
  • Color photos illustrate each step
  • Includes sections on mounting needlework, framing canvases, and building your own frame

This detailed guide covers the essentials the beginner needs to get started matting, mounting, and framing everything from works of art to personal mementos. It contains practical techniques and expert tips on choosing the ...

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Basic Picture Framing: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

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Overview

  • Step-by-step instructions for matting, mounting, and framing
  • Color photos illustrate each step
  • Includes sections on mounting needlework, framing canvases, and building your own frame

This detailed guide covers the essentials the beginner needs to get started matting, mounting, and framing everything from works of art to personal mementos. It contains practical techniques and expert tips on choosing the proper matboard and frame; measuring and cutting single, double, or triple mats; safely mounting your materials; building frames; attaching hanging hardware; and placing the frame for display.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811731782
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 9/22/2005
  • Series: How To Basics
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 620,540
  • Product dimensions: 8.88 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Debbie Smith-Voight is a Certified Picture Framer and owns and operates Smith Custom Framing and Fine Art Gallery in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

Alan Wycheck is a concrete specialist and former partner in The SO Factory, a concrete design company. He is also an award-winning photographer and lives in central Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv
Introduction v
1 Materials 1
Matting 1
Mounting 5
Framing 8
Hanging 11
2 Matting 15
Sizing the Mat 15
Selecting the Matboard 17
Cutting the Outer Border 19
Cutting the Window 22
Making Double and Triple Mats 31
3 Mounting 37
Using Foam Board 38
T-Hinges 40
Photo Corners 42
Spray Adhesives 48
Mounting Needlework 50
4 Framing and Finishing 59
Selecting a Frame 59
Metal Frame Kits 62
Wooden Frame Kits 69
Building Your Own Picture Frame 79
Cutting Glass 86
Framing Canvases 89
Hanging the Frame 92
Resources 101
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