Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Keeping the glass clean, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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Now that I have cut my glass to size, the next step in preparing it to go into the frame…is to clean it thoroughly.…The workspace I have here, I just took a hollow core door and first wrapped it with felt and…stapled that in place and then wrapped it with muslin and stapled that in place.…Muslin is inexpensive, I use unbleached muslin, this way as this gets old and worn I can just…peel it off and replace it with another piece of fabric, and that's why I stapled the felt…separately from the muslin, so the felt layer can stay there.…
It provides a little bit of padding, a little bit of give so that it have a lot lower breakage risk on the glass.…Also you see we'll use this same table for the assembling of the frames, the big advantage…being as when the frame is face down on this table surface you don't run any risk of scratching…the frame or causing it any damage. So it's a nice safe working environment.…When working with the glass, once again, I do want to glove up just for the extra bit of protection.…
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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