Picture Frames in an Afternoon
In just one afternoon you can make a frame worthy of the finest piece of art - or take a simple store-bought frame and decorate it so it looks like the most expensive design. Learn all the facets of framing, from cutting both standard and elaborate mats and mounting the art to joining frames and fitting and finishing your work. 33 projects allow you to make fantastic, whimsical, and romantic frames to suit every taste and décor; painted frames and personalized frames with messages of love and friendship; a frame embellished with heavy wire bent and coiled into interesting shapes; a decoupaged frame with a fishing theme; 'mixed media' frames that use almost everything, from beads to old silverware; and an embossed metal frame constructed from soft drink cans. Use your imagination and your frames will complement the most prized pictures.
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acetate Acrylic Craft Paint acrylic paint aluminum Arrange and glue artwork back of frame backboard backside of frame Basecoat beads black foam core blade coat color wheel complementary color Corrugated cardboard Cover Craft knife decorative decoupage finish Designed by Patty double mat fallout foam core board frame back frame front Frame Materials front of frame Glue three gold leaf handmade paper hanger Industrial strength adhesive Kathi Malarchuk Let dry liner mat Masking tape mat board mat cutter mat guide Materials Acrylic Craft matte acrylic sealer mounting Needlenose pliers Patty Cox Materials photo guide photo of project picture framing Place rabbet rail Refer to photo scored line screw eyes sea sponge shown in Fig shown in photo slip sheet soft cloth Sponge brush Spray with matte stamp straight edge surface Thick white glue Three craft sticks tile top edge top mat V-groove White foam core wire wood frame