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Books Advises

Mat, mount and frame it yourself
David Logan

Mat mount and frame

An attractive, well-designed frame not only enhances a picture but preserves and protects it.

The best book to buy before framing pictures !

How to Make Your Own
Picture Frames

Ed Reinhardt, Hal Roger

 

Covers all aspects of frame construction, painting, mats, glass-cutting and usage. A great book to trigger your own ideas to create custom frames.


Frame It!

by Tonia Davenport

 

Readers will learn how to use ready-made frames and inexpensive framing materials to create frames perfect for their favorite photo, piece of artwork, canvases or souvenir.

Matting and framing made
easy

Janean Thompson

 

 

You'll find useful instructions on working with ready-made frames using simple tools (a ruler and utility knife)...

 

 

Passepartout mounting. Making of the “package”

It's for our little Julie we crafted this "Pooh" Frame (with a passepartout mounting) who certainly has a lot of success !

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In this page, we show you how to do a "passe-partout" mounting... sometimes called paspartu !

 

 

You have completed the bevel ... and the mat ...

You've taken your measurements, and built (or ordered to the picture framer) a wood-frame with its protective glass...

Of course, you chose the color, matched with its pattern (here the old pink of the English bevel is included in the color of the frame).

It'll just make the final cut ...

 

How to proceed ?

 

You have front of you: the cardboard backing, the art you want to frame, the bevel (here English bevel 45 °), the mat, and the protector glass ...

Start by setting the art on the backing board. And with some glue, cover with the English bevel overcome the mat.

Elements

 

 

Pose strips of brown gummed tape

 

Clean your glass (at least the inner part because after it will not be possible) and put it over the glued elements.

Cut in the roll of kraft adhesive strip 4 lengths corresponding to the dimensions of the package.

With a wet sponge, dampen a first strip and apply it on the glass, 5mm from the edge of the package.

 

band 1

 

Smooth well and fold up the excess back. Cut the corners so as to provide a small return that masks the corners and will be covered by the following bands.

 

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Fold the excess on the back... It is not necessary to cut the angles too carefully (45° cutting for example) because they are hidden in the final frame.

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Complete the other bands in the same way ... Your frame is now sealed against dust ! It's your passepartout mounting "package".

The implementation in the wooden frame.

Present the frame ... 

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and put the packet in place in the frame

Band 7

Turn over the frame and fix the package in the frame with some small nails oblique half-inserted . Take care ... because sometimes a misplaced nail broke the glass!

Finishes

You have to put brown tape kraft adhesive on the back of the frame to hide the nails. Cut strips which this time will be assembled at 45 ° for better aesthetics.

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when your tapes will be put, your frame will be as beautiful front

than back !

It'll just hang it on the wall!