Handmade Frames: Decorative Accents for Your Home

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Country Living Magazine
Hearst Books, 1999 - Crafts & Hobbies - 111 pages
Country Living Handmade Frames is an informative, easy-to-follow guide that features more than thirty framing projects with straightforward how-to instructions illustrated with full-color photographs. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to create frames stylishly and affordably, and how to frame traditional artwork as well as all kinds of nontraditional objects. It begins by explaining how to design and create frames and takes the reader through the basic procedures of measuring, mounting, matting, glazing, framing, and hanging. Frames may be built from scratch or bought in the store and adapted or embellished.Country Living Handmade Frames presents a wide variety of frame styles including mosaic, double-glass, seashell, and painted or gold-leaf borders. It also outlines decorating principles: how to hang frames in groupings on a wall, integrated with bookshelves, interspersed with mirrors, and so forth.

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