Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Assembling an easel back frame, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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In these next few movies we're going to talk about assembling the different types of frames.…We're going to start off with the simplest, which is the Easel Back Frame. I have disassembled…it into its component parts, so we have the frame, the easel, the backing board, and the glass.…And we have selected this image to frame and one of the first things you'll notice when…you take a look at it is window and the size of the image do not match up.…Because of this we're going to need to cut it to size, there are a couple of different…ways you can do it.…
One way is to use the glass itself as a cutting guide, and if you want to do that, you just…take the glass, set it over the image and position it carefully, exactly where you want…and then get an X-Acto knife with a very sharp blade and make the cuts to match the size of the glass.…Notice if I'm going to do that, I have put a little scrap matboard here as a backing board,…that way I don't want the risk of cutting into the table surface here, this nice fabric surface.…
The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.
- Conversing with a framer
- Selecting a mat and a frame
- Deciding on window size
- Using a handheld or production mat cutter
- Mounting art
- Cutting glass
- Assembling frames
- Hanging photographs in groups
- Hanging photographs on different surfaces