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Now it’s easier than ever to save time and money doing your own framing at home.

This one-stop source demonstrates how easy it is to mat, mount, and frame art on paper and cloth, as well as three-dimensional objects. Readers will discover, step by step, how to determine measurements and proportions . . . select colors and accents for matting . . . obtain the necessary materials and equipment . . . cut the materials to size . . . mat, mount, and frame the art (including the cold,...

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Overview

Now it’s easier than ever to save time and money doing your own framing at home.

This one-stop source demonstrates how easy it is to mat, mount, and frame art on paper and cloth, as well as three-dimensional objects. Readers will discover, step by step, how to determine measurements and proportions . . . select colors and accents for matting . . . obtain the necessary materials and equipment . . . cut the materials to size . . . mat, mount, and frame the art (including the cold, hard truth about making your own frames) . . . and glaze, install, and hang framed art. Helpful sidebars and clear illustrations make everything easy. Plus, a final chapter offers suggestions on how to turn this inexpensive and rewarding hobby into a profitable business.

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An attractive, well-designed frame not only enhances a picture but preserves and protects it. Logan, a contributing editor at Artists' Magazine who has taught framing and matting across the United States, shows readers how to present their artwork skillfully and economically. A great deal of planning is essential for success: Logan shows how to compose the entire presentation so that it will be aesthetically pleasing. Some of the tools and materials required are fairly common (e.g., saws and molding), while others are more esoteric (e.g., museum-grade matboard). Logan does a great job of explaining everything and supplements the text with attractive photos, which will be a helpful resource for beginners to copy. There is something here for framers of all skill levels. Recommended for most public library collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823030385
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.55 (w) x 10.95 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

David Logan has taught matting and framing throughout the US for over 15 years. He lives in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2002

    This book will save you money on framing!!

    This book has saved me a bundle on framing. It is written in an easy to understand format that walks you through the steps of framing, from selecting the frame to assembly. I never realized how easy or fun framing is. It even helped me discover American Frame Corp, a catalog company that sells frames and mat board. No need to spend a ton at frame shops anymore¿ now I can frame my posters myself.

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