Within a few days the order arrives and we are so excited! We eagerly rush to assemble our custom frame step by step. First we hinge the artwork to the mat board, lay it on the foam core mounting board, carefully peel the protection on off the plexi-glass, sandwich it together then slip these contents into our frame. And…VOILA! We’ve framed our own picture with professional results!! Suddenly, we’re the envy of our friends! Our accountants are smiling at the savings! (You know what I’m saying, right?) We’ve all been there!
With a little experience and some newfound confidence, we take on another project. Maybe this time, we play on the website and create several different options to consider and we wonder; how might the pros frame this?
This is where the new ‘Art of Framing’ e-tips come may be useful.
Starting this week, we are expanding our monthly ‘Featured Artist’ articles to include several picture framing tutorials by our in-house professionals. We will take one work and frame it three ways to give you design inspiration at distinct budget points. We’ll show you how to frame with ‘Thrifty Ease’, make it ‘Gallery Ready’ or create a ‘Fine Design’ showpiece! Over time, you will learn to design like a professional framer, all the while saving like a value shopper and of course, continue to be the envy of your friends…..
The mechanics of framing can be mastered within a few projects. Learning the ‘Art of Framing’ like any art is an ongoing process. With our online design tools and tutorials, we hope to inspire you and share our experience with you for many years to come.
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