Picture Framing Basics
Getting a picture frame made by a professional is becoming so expensive that thousands of amateur photographers, painters, and others are discovering how quickly and easily they can make their own. Just try making a few of these practice frames and you're ready to display your photos or your artwork for a fraction of the cost of buying frames. You get complete, fully illustrated instructions on choosing and making matting moldings and cutting glass, and putting them together as a work of art. Start by learning how to make a simple press-fit European-style frame; then see how to prepare double mats, builders' moldings, framers' moldings, and shop-made moldings, and combine them to get the look you like. Besides the assembly techniques, you get tips on how to turn your ideas of what looks good into imaginative framed works. See how to design your frames so that they enhance the works inside. There are even examples of things that don't work and why they don't, along with a host of proven models to follow.
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Determining the Amount of Frame Stock Needed
Cutting and Assembling a Basic Frame
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