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.

The Picture Framers’ Toolbox Essentials

£52.99 inc. VAT

Here are the top 10 items that every framer needs when working on a picture framing project. From accurate measuring to safety gear worth investing it, you’ll find everything you need in this bundle.

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Description

To find out what tools and gear are most helpful when picture framing, we asked a number of our professional framers what items in their tool box they found most useful. This bundle of items is what they came back with.

Items included in this kit are:

1 x Contour Knife
1 x Contour Knife Blades – 10pk
1 x 900 mm Steel Rule
1 x 150mm Steel Rule
1 x Bradawl Point
1 x Burnishing Bone
1 x Putty Rubber
1 x Tape Measure – 3 Metres
1 x Kevlar Gloves (glass handling)
1 x Glass Marker Pen

 

What is each item used for?

Contour Knife & Blades – All general trimming of paper, tape and boards

900 mm Steel Rule – For accurately measuring work

150mm Steel Rule – For when small measuring is required

Bradawl – To create an indentation in the back of the frame in order for the easy insertion of the screws when applying the hanging fixings

Burnishing Bone – The little tool has two ideal purposes. Used to smooth over the tape that secures the artwork to the mount board as using just your finger can heat the tape damaging its long term life. It is also used to smooth over rough edges or over cuts in materials like the mount board.

Putty Rubber – Used to removed marks from sensitive surfaces like Mount board.

Tape Measure (3 metres) – Perfect for bigger projects where your 900mm rule just doesn’t reach and general measuring.

Kevlar Gloves (glass handling) – A must for when handling glass. The smallest spec of glass can cause bleeding which not only can hurt but risks the chance of bleeding onto your artwork!

Glass Marker Pen – A small point marker pen that can have multiple uses including marking glass for cutting. Its small marker tip makes it ideal for accurate markings and it’s easily wiped away on glass after use.

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