Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Mounting the art with photo corners, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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Earlier I showed you how to mount a photograph using linen hinges.…The method we're going to use for the photo exhibition here at Quartz Mountain.…Another very effective and reversible way to mount photographs is the use of photo corners.…It's a method that's been in use for quite a long time.…Here we have the window mat and backing board we cut with the production cutter, and we're…going to work with this photograph to show you that alternate mounting technique.…I have already assembled the backing board and window mat, the way we showed earlier,…and then I'm just going to line up the photograph within the window.…
I'm going to place once again the matboard and the brick, there, to hold it in position.…Then I'm going to open this back up. And the way we make these photo corners is first cut…a piece of just--any acid-free paper will work, you don't want one that is too heavy…in weight or one that has much texture.…So smooth acid-free paper, and I usually work with two sizes.…For larger prints I'll work with this size, which is 1x3 inches.…
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