Picture Framing

Photo framing tips

Picture framing can be a great hobby for all sorts of different people. Many people that enjoy scrapbooking will really like making homemade picture frames, as will anyone who likes taking pictures. There are a ton of great options when it comes to these particular crafts.

Before you get started with your first project, you are going to want to make sure that you understand all of the picture framing hardware and picture framing equipment that you will need in order to make the process as easy as possible. Taking a class or lesson at a local art store or picture framing place can be a great way to familiarize yourself with the process.

When you are ready to begin on your own, you'll need to make sure you are fully prepared with all of the appropriate picture framing supplies and picture framing tools. Below, you will find a list of some of the most useful tools and supplies for your picture framing projects:

  1. Acrylic.
  2. Frames. It will be your choice whether to use wood frames or another material. There are advantages and disadvantages to each, but ultimately, it's a matter of stylistic preference.

  3. Finishing tools. The finishing tool kits that art stores sell for crafts are excellent for giving your frames a professional finish.
  4. Tapes and glue. You will need to have appropriate tape and glue for your project. The specific types will depend on which materials you are using. Your local craft store will be able to assist you in making the right choice for your specific project.
  5. Wood screws and screw accessories. These are an essential part of your project and something that you should definitely spend a little more on because they are one of the most important picture framing supplies.

These tools are generally available at your local art store or anywhere that does picture framing. You can also find these picture framing supplies online, often at drastically lower prices. Also keep in mind that, while expensive, certain tools can be used for every project, making them worth a slightly higher investment.

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