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Making Frames

A book about picture framing by A. Linnette Bell

Making Frames is an essential and practical guide to the process of framing artwork of all types. It explains how to measure the artwork, cut a window mount, attach the image, cut the moulding and make the frame before preparing the backing board and glass for assembly. Having explained the basic process, it then describes more advanced techniques such as using different mounts and framing three-dimentional items. It is illustrated with over 300 photographs and gives clear, detailed instructions along with tips and advice throughout to give your frame a professional finish.

  • Instructions to frame paper-based artwork such as photographs, prints, drawings and paintings
  • Advice on equipment and materials to buy, and tips on how to keep storage simple
  • Guidance on conservation methods to preserve valuable artwork. Specialist methods for framing canvas, panels and other types of supports that are thicker than paper
  • Methods for advanced mounts, framing fabric art and different types of deep-box frames
  • Ideas for creative framing and unique effects, including hand decorated mounts, gilding and paint effects on bare wood moulding

A. Linnette Bell has been a professional picture framer for over thirty years and has made numerous unique and specialized frames for paintings, fabrics and 3D items. She teaches picture framing widely and has developed courses for UK School of Framing. She is a Fine Art Trade Guild Commended Framer (GCF).

Making Frames is now available from The Crowood Press at www.crowood.com

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