Author Archives: alanf

How To Hang A Picture Frame From A Picture Rail

Picture rails offer an easy way for you to hang pictures on a wall without the need for creating screw or nail holes for picture hooks. This can be useful when you want to frequently change the picture frames that … Continue reading

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Mounting and framing needlework – a tapestry

I recently had a tapestry frame that I had produced for a customer a few years ago back in the framing workshop for the replacement of  the existing front mount board with an new lighter cream coloured one. The process … Continue reading

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Picture mount over-cuts and undercuts

What exactly is an over-cut or undercut picture mount? What is it that creates these effects? How do you stop them from occurring? What level of under/over cut is acceptable? An over-cut picture mount An over-cut refers to a picture … Continue reading

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Creating a Multi-Aperture Picture Mount

A multi-aperture picture mount is a mount that has multiple openings to accommodate more than one picture in the same mount (and ultimately in the same picture frame). It can be used to group similarly themed photographs or pieces of … Continue reading

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Picture frame glass cleaning explored

I recently had the opportunity to confront head on an issue that had become apparent while cleaning some ageing 2mm float glass. It made me explore the possibilities as well as finding a solution! The problem : the 2mm float … Continue reading

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Conservation mounting, protection for your artwork

A  picture mount is meant to protect and preserve as well as to decorate and enhance the appearance of an artwork, photo or drawing. Unfortunately, a lot of mounting not only fails to meet this basic criteria, but can also … Continue reading

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Clearance Framing Items

We now have a page for discounted  Clearance Framing Items on the shop. We may change the page on a frequent basis as things are sold. They are priced to move, and are available as a one off. Once they … Continue reading

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PH7-70 Tape 25mm x 66m now available unboxed at a cheaper discounted price.

We are now stocking the popular ph7-70 conservation (archival) mounting tape (25mm x 66m) in an unboxed variety with a significantly discounted price. The tape is identical (25mmx66m) to the boxed version as shown in the image, but it is … Continue reading

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A 3D Box Frame for Framing a Sports Shirt

Project summary : An autographed sports shirt requires to be mounted and framed in a narrow black shallow rebate moulding. (Many frames for sports shirts are constructed with deep rebate mouldings, limiting choice). Method : Prepare the shirt, iron it … Continue reading

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Bifurcated Rivets with D-Rings

Sometimes you may find yourself using a moulding that is just way too narrow to attach a screw and D-Ring to. If you do, the rounded edge of the D-Ring can end up being visible from the front of the … Continue reading

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