Display your most cherished photos, mementos, and images in just the right frames for them--by making the frames yourself! Design a frame to suit your décor, your photo, or artwork, whether it calls for Early American or Native American, rustic or fine art. Illustrated instructions cover 24 different paint techniques and finishes--including marbling, antiquing, stressing, and gilding--explain the elements of interior design, and show how to create both basic and gift versions of each frame style. You get a choice of 29 different frame projects, all using accessible, affordable materials, and ample inspiration to cover all your decorating or gift-giving needs.
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