Picture framing consists of a set of simple skills — measuring, cutting mats, choosing and constructing frames, and putting all of the elements together. With practice, these techniques are easy to learn, and they don't require a lot of expensive equipment or a large workshop.
But picture framing is also an art. The play of color and texture between mat, frame, and subject makes the entire finished piece a work of art in its own right. The possibilities are nearly endless for the different looks you can create with simple changes in a mat or frame.
Basic Picture Framing teaches aspiring frame makers both the art and the craft of framing. Packed with practical techniques and expert tips, this detailed guide makes it easy to mat, mount, and frame everything from photographs and paintings to personal mementos and even needlework.
Illustrated with 377 color photographs, Basic Picture Framing is a comprehensive resource containing the following information:
Beyond teaching these important techniques, Basic Picture Framing provides inspiration for exploring the expressive side of framing — encouraging you to try out new mat colors and different frame materials. It shows you how to look at the framed art around you to study its elements, how to determine your own tastes, and how to bring your own design sense back to the worktable.
Editor — Amy Cooper. Contributions by Debbie