Ever buy a cute print or an original piece of art on paper and then not know how the heck to showcase the thing you spent your hard earned dollars on? I get it! Framing can be a little overwhelming with all the size options, matte or no matte and the various styles of frames out there but I’ve come up with an inexpensive and easy way to get the job done… oh, and did I mention QUICK too!?
First things first you need to measure the size of your piece of art. For this example I’m basing the size on an 11x14 piece of art. 11x14 is a standard size so there’s plenty of options at your local Michael’s Craft Store or alike with pre-made options for you. There’s plenty to choose from but it all boils down to taste and I wanted this piece to get a modern twist so I went with a “floating frame.” Floating frames are fairly new to the frame scene and the idea here is that there’s no matte and the art just “floats” in the glass which looks really cool, fresh and modern!
Here’s the gray weathered floating frame I chose! It was only $27.99 and then I used a 40% off coupon to get an additional $11.20 off so I got my new snazzy frame for only $16.79! What a bargain! TIP: Get the Michaels app for mobile coupons that are always a big savings!
Now let’s get into the nitty gritty:
STEP 1: Unwrap the frame.
STEP 2: I cleaned the glass with some knock off Windex. Make sure to clean both sides throughly otherwise it will look crappy once you put the whole thing back together. Use a paper towel or rag to hold the edges of the glass as not to get your grubby fingerprints all over it.
STEP 3: Place your clean piece of glass (the front piece of glass) back in the frame.
STEP 4: Place your art on the glass (facing down and out) and measure your gap around to keep it straight and even around all the sides. Wiggle art to adjust as needed. This can be a little tricky because there’s nothing holding the art in place (yet).
STEP 4: Put a little piece of your Scotch double-sided tape on the middle back of your piece of art which is facing up towards you.
STEP 5: Gently place your second piece of glass (the back piece) on top of your art therefore sandwiching the art in between the two pieces of glass. Again, be careful here and go slow because you want the art to stay straight and a slight breeze could make it crooked!
STEP 6: Put the back of your frame back together and close all the fasteners! Flip it over and see your CRAFTY handy work!
There you have it… how to get a modern, custom framing job with little effort! You are now a professional framer! All that’s left to do is hang your piece up or put it on a cool shelf in your home. You can take less than $20 and these 6 Easy Steps and frame a fun piece of art in a modern way! Maybe even do a few pieces and create a gallery wall?
I’d love to see what you come up so feel free to comment, reach out or share your fun projects with me via Instagram @daisyfaithart or better yet join my Pen Pal list via my website: https://www.daisyfaithart.com/ HAPPY FRAMING!