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Picture Framing Book

by Logan

One of the best book you can have...

Logan picture framing

The Complete Guide to Home Picture Framing contains ninety-two pages of black and white photos and illustrations that cover all aspects of matting and framing using Logan mat cutters and Logan DIY Framing Tools.

A must have for all at-home picture framers. 8.5x11. 92 pages.

 

How to Make Your Own
Picture Frames

Ed Reinhardt, Hal Rogers

Hal Rogers and Ed Reinhardt are eminently qualified experts on picture-framing-both from the craftsman's standpoint - They have been making their own handsome frames for years - and from the esthetic standpoint-both are accomplished professional artists.

It's the 3rd edition !

MAT WITH EXCEEDING STRIPS : THE COMPLETE MAKING OF

Exceeding bands ? Why ?

IKEA frame moves around more thanIn a simple picture frame, that is composed solely of a mat, it is sometimes necessary for reasons of aesthetics and decoration to bring a transition between the art and the mat. .. It is a function of exceeding strips.

These are fancy paper strips (Canson paper mostly) which are stuck under the mat and go beyond a few millimeters in its opening .

These bands of color paper have a decorative role... but also a function of retrofitting when you cut in the mat a window a little too much larger!

 

 

 

The work to be done ...

Is to frame a pencil portrait with an IKEA (RIBBA 30x40) we'll create a passe-partout with exceeding strips.

The wooden frame has a dark color, the mat (supplied with the frame) is ivory. For the exceeding bands, we chose a saffron yellow matching the colors of the room in which the frame will be placed.

The equipment needed is very small ... You will need:

- Cutting equipment: cutter, ruler, compass, angle 45 ° ...
- White vinyl adhesive, a brush, bone folder ...
- Canson Color drawing paper (or other fancy paper) of the color you have chosen.

Cutting strips and preparation

In the Canson, cut out strips 3cm wide. Their lengths correspond to internal measures of the window mat. You can use the ruler as a template.

Carefully fold the strips in the lengthwise...

Cutting and bending bands of exceedances

Now measure 3mm from the folded edge, mark a dot with a pencil (imperceptibly), and with a blade, lightly groove along the whole length : it will serve you to adjust the excess of the band.

Tracing overruns

Repeat on the other bands. You are now ready to place your bands on the mat.

Sticking of the exceeding strips

Turn the mat, wrong face up. With a brush, glue a length near the window edge. Attention, stop glue about 1cm from the ends (where the strip will be cut at 45 °).

Put the strip, flip the mat and set the overflow by dragging the strip on the fresh adhesive : help you with the little slot drawn earlier.

Gluing lengths

So do the first two bands ... You will now cut the ends of strips ... Place the 45) square, aligning it well on the edge of the band ... and cut with the cutter the 4 ends to 45 degrees angle.

Cutting the ends at 45 ° miter

Glue now along a short side of the window ...

Gluing

Then put your exceeding band which should fit exactly into the 45° cutted corners (click on the picture to enlarge and see how to do)

Sizing larger than the dimensions

 

Once completed the installation of exceeding strips, this is what your work looks like:

 

Projecting poses completed, and to place order

Finish the frame ...

As in the American way, in framing pictures, do not take care of classicism ... We will directly fix the portrait on the mat with its exceeding bands... simply with a white gummed paper ... (For purists ... it is a crime!).

Place the sketch on the edge of the table, making it slightly above. Put on the mat: Set the margins ... Take all firmly and turn it back on the table ... Place your tape ... Only on the top!

Fixing the portrait on the mat

You're done! Clean the glass, put it in the frame, now put the pack mat + sketch and finish with the background ... Fold the small flexible attachments. Hang it !

 
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How to Make Your Own Picture Frames
Ed Reinhardt, Hal Rogers

 

 

Hal Rogers and Ed Reinhardt are eminently qualified experts on picture-framing-both from the craftsman's standpoint - They have been making their own handsome frames for years - and from the esthetic standpoint-both are accomplished professional artists.

It's the 3rd edition !

A best !