Frame It!

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F+W Media, Inc., Sep 5, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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The Ultimate Guide to No-Fear Framing

The ideas and techniques in Frame It! make do-it-yourself framing more accessible than ever before. The "mysteries" of matting, molding and assembly are clearly revealed for anyone wanting to take a big or little part in their own creative framing projects.

In addition to mastering basic framing techniques, you'll also learn how to:select mats and frames to complement your artworkframe a wide variety of items including three-dimensional collectibles, fiber art, photography and morecreate framing solutions without using a framepreserve your artwork for years to comeStart filling your walls today. The creative ideas and straightforward techniques in Frame It! will have you dreaming of what you're going to frame next!

 

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Contents

The Frame Package
8
Framing Techniques
13
Traditional Framing Solutions
31
Decorating a Mat Using a Tape Mask
33
Mounting a Textile
37
Reducing the Size of a Premade Frame
43
Cutting a MultiOpening Mat
47
Creating a FoldedSide Shadow Box
53
Alternative Framing Solutions
89
Creating a Glass Pocket with Nails
91
Securing an Image to a Board with Acrylic
95
A Creating a Vinyl Pocket on Fabric
99
Using a Clipboard as a Frame
103
Creating an Acrylic Box for Dimensional Art
107
Mounting a DoubleSided Image
111
Creating a Nonmitered Frame
115

Wrapping a Mat with Fabric
59
Cutting Decorative Mat Corners
65
Adapting a ReadyMade Frame to Be a Shadow Box
69
Using a Fillet as a Frame
75
Mounting Collectibles
79
Creating Depth with Trim Molding
85
Using Hardware Pieces to Create a Frame
119
Building a Frame Around an Acrylic Box
123
Resources
126
Index
127
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