If you're looking for a simple way to frame a beautiful piece of art, here's a Good Thing that we often use for our set: a frameless frame. It creates a clean look. And, if you have an odd-size print that you want to hang, it's a cost-effective alternative to custom-framing.
Tools and Materials
Print or photograph
Glass, cut to size of print or photograph
Frameless Frames How-To
1. Measure your print and buy a piece of cut glass to fit it.
2. Mark measurements on foam core and cut to size of print with mat knife .
3. Lay print against foam core and place cut sheet of glass on top, lining up all sides.
4. Place 1 frame clip at each corner to connect the glass, print, and foam core. (Clips generally come with a cord to hang your picture.)
5. Download and print frame diagram. Following diagram and starting at bottom left corner, string cord through all 4 clips. Then thread cord over top cord and bring back down to opposite corner (creating an upside-down V). Tie knot at the end. (You can also use a plate hanger to hang a print.)
Glass can be found at hardware stores or custom framing stores. Purchase foam core at art supply stores. Frame clips are available at A.I. Friedman (www.aifriedman.com) or www.lightimpressionsdirect.com.