Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Assembling a metal frame, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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The next technique I'd like to share with you is how to assemble a metal sectional frame.…The work we are going to use for this demonstration is one of the student pieces that was selected…for the "Tour de Quartz" exhibition.…A touring show, the best of the student work from the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute.…This particular piece is called the Safe Room by Amber Griffith.…A metal sectional frame comes in two sets of two legs, we are framing this to a standard 11x14 size.…So I have two 14-inch legs and two 11-inch legs, and then each frame will come with hardware…kit like this, and in that kit you'll have a series of spring clips.…
These clips are made out of spring steel and they are used to actually hold the work in…place within the frame.…You can see as I bend it, it returns to its original shape, and this will apply pressure…from behind, hold the work where it belongs.…These clips here, these pair of clips, these are used to attach the wire they screw in…at the back of the frames and then these four pairs of pieces here are the corner braces.…
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
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
Conversing with a framer14m 53s
2. Working with Mats
3. Choosing a Frame and Glazing
4. Putting It All Together
Assembling a metal frame8m 33s
5. Hanging a Show
6. Hanging Work at Home
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