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How to Frame Art? The DIY Framing Fundamentals Book Explains it All

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DIY Framing Fundamentals Booklet-
We make do-it-yourself picture framing fun and easy!

Creating DIY picture frames has never been easier! With a light-hearted approach to picture framing, American Frame’s book, DIY Framing FunDaMentals is not your everyday ho-hum DIY picture framing manual. Packed with information every picture framer needs to know; the FunDaMentals is visually exciting with a touch of unexpected humor meant to inspire creative people who love and make art.

DIY Framing Fundamentals offers seventy pages of illustrations, step-by-step instructions and tips which cover every aspect of custom framing, from choosing a frame style to sizing a mat, measuring artwork, assembling your DIY Picture Frames and using framing tools.   

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This amusing guide to designing and custom framing art and photography is available now... buy yours today!


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We cover every aspect of custom framing- measuring your art, choosing frames and materials, final assembly & framing tools.

3 Steps to a Perfect Frame Treatment-

1. Design
2. Materials
3. Assembly

Playing with Design-

We'll show you how simple crops and proportions can make a big impact!


Choosing Frame & Materials-

Metal or wood frames, passive or active mats and standard or UV glazing... we make sense of it all.

Final Assembly-

This is the best part- framing your art! Bring it all together and see your design become a reality.

“…terrific book… I wish I had had a copy of this many years ago when I started framing my paintings for shows. It is very helpful.”
                                                                             Laurin McCracken AWS NWS
                                                                                                Watercolor Artist