Manchester

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Nick in Manchester

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High wycombe

Learn the basics of framing with
Linette in High Wycombe

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Manchester

Learn the basics of framing with
Nick in Manchester

Click here to enrol in Manchester

High wycombe

Learn the basics of framing with
Linette in High Wycombe

Click here to enrol in High Wycombe

Comparison Table

Topics covered Basics of Framing Art & Photo Weekend
Identifying the key elements of a framed picture.
How to cut a standard mount using specialised tools, for the mounting of a picture.
Basic methods for attaching a picture to the mount.
Cutting picture mouldings and joining them to create a frame for the mounted picture.
Cutting the glass and backboard to fit the frame.
Assembling the framed picture, including sealing the picture back and adding a hanging cord
Explore the different presentation and displaying techniques available when mounting a picture.
Discover and choose the right mount & style for your artwork.
Learn how to cut double mount.
Learn how to cut shadow mounts.
Learn how to float mounts.
Learn how to plan & cut a multi-aperture mount with several openings for a group of photos.

Holidays

“This frame holds some very special memories for myself and my Wife”.


It all started with her birthday, with a surprise holiday to the Bavarian Alps in southern Germany.
From the moment we arrived our days were full of activities like canyoning, hiking, paddle boarding and mountain biking all lined up, we spent our evenings having BBQs and watching the incredible sunsets behind the stunning Neuschwanstein fairy tale castle.
Neither of us wanted the trip to to end but like all good things it would have to, or did it? I had an idea when we returned home of how we could continue to enjoy our holiday even after we left..

We returned from our 5 day trip and I realised that we had a collection of brilliant photos, I knew straight away that they needed to be framed so we could remember our time together and share the beautiful sights we saw on the holiday. Because we built the frame together and we chose a multi aperture design we can continue to enjoy our memories of this holiday like it was only yesterday we there.

How did I make the frame?

Realising that I had no framing equipment, I decided to take advantage of the services offered by All About Framing
to order all of the materials cut to size through. Here is the process I used to order the materials:

Moulding: Chop & router service
Mountboard: Mount cutting service (Email in)
Glass: Glass cutting service (Email in)
Foamcore: Buy sheets of foamcore (Order online)
Layon: Buy as a sheet of mountboard (Order online)
Backing board: Buy as a sheet of Kraft backing board (Order online)

Have your measurements ready for the team at All About Framing and they will cut it all to a professional quality!

The materials I used:

Once I had everything, the frame was assembled in the order shown in the image above. The only tool I had to purchase was the Tab gun for hold the frame contents in place. Other supplies such as Acid free tape(Ph7-70 hinging tape) for attaching the photographs, Frame backing tape for sealing the back of the frame and Hanging fixings to hang your frame are well worth getting as well.

For more information on assembling the frame contents you can download these free handy hint sheets:

If you want to understand how to complete framing projects like this then have a look at getting you’re on a framing course where you can learn how to build these types of frames yourself.

Beginners Courses

We run our courses on multiple dates every year in both High Wycombe and Manchester

Basics of framing

Duration: 7 hours (10am – 5pm)

High Wycombe and Manchester dates available

Beginner course

Frame your own art

Learn to make your own frames for photos and artwork with our beginners framing course.

Learn how to:

Cut a simple mount

Cut moulding

Cut glass & backing

Impress your friends and family with your handmade frames.
Our picture framing course will teach you everything you need to know to create frames that are both functional and stylish.

To start creating your own DIY frames!

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Learn even more framing techniques with our weekend course

Art & Photography framing weekend

Duration: 2 days (sat – sun)

High Wycombe and Manchester dates available

Beginner course

Frame your own art

Learn to make your own frames and explore the creative presentation and displaying techniques available when mounting a picture.

Everything from the Basics course PLUS learn about:

Double mounts

Multi aperture

Float mounts

Shadow mounts

Elevate your artwork and photos with custom frames.
Learn how to design and build frames that perfectly complement your artwork, creating a truly unique and personal display.

To start creating beautiful, professional frames!

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