This text provides a comprehensive guide to framing for paintings, prints, photographs, tapestries and models. picture-framer: how to choose the right mouldings and mounts; how to use the framer's tools; mitring and staining mouldings; cutting rectangular and oval apertures in mount boards; how to make a double-sided frame; and how to create unusual-shaped frames. It explains the best way to frame paintings, photographs, prints, samplers, greetings cards, medals, three-dimensional decoupage, craft work and even a model boat. The stages are shown in step-by-step colour photographs and text, and range from simple projects to more advanced frames. and DIY enthusiasts of all ages.
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25mm lin acrylic paint align allowing 2mm angles aperture assemble backing board band clamp bare-faced moulding blue border all round box frame canvas chipboard clear wax craft knife Cut the moulding Cut the mountboard cutter double mount double-sided tape draw edge equal borders fabric fancy cutting fasten fillet flat foam-core board four pieces Framer's Tip gold hammer hand mount-cutter length of moulding liming wax mark masking tape measurements medals mitre saw mounted flowers mounting block nails oval paint panel pins paper sculpture pastel photograph piece of MDF piece of mountboard pieces of beading pieces of moulding position protractor quilling rebate samplers screw screw-eyes shape sheet of glass sight-edge square Stage five Stage four Stage three stained stitched straight-edge strut-back template three-dimensional top and sides total picture total picture size tuck underpinner watercolour white border white mountboard width wood dye wood glue wreath-top hanger