Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Hanging on plaster and lath, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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Okay, so what I like to demonstrate for you now is the technique you'd use if you're going…to hang a photograph on a wall that was plaster and lath.…You probably won't run into this in new construction.…The technique went out a long time ago.…For those of you who have plaster and lath walls, you've probably had the joyous experience…of trying to drive a nail into the wall and finding a cone shaped chunk flying out in…between the spaces of the walls leaving a huge nearly impossible to fill hole.…That's not a good thing. So we're going to show you a way to avoid that.…
Before we move onto that, though, I want to talk a little bit about the aesthetic we consider…in choosing the frame and matting that we use for these two pieces.…You can see we have already hung the one, and this is its companion piece.…They're in matched frames in mats.…Our goal here was to put into pieces that would really accentuate this break front.…It's a lovely antique piece that's been in the family for four generations, and we really…
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