Beauvoir DIY Art & Designs created by Andrea Love
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Framing A Banner: This framed item use to be two separate items. A large banner for my future grandson's baby shower and an old framed painting.We bought the banner because we wanted to hang it up in his baby room. If you are not experienced at framing photos or paintings, don't fret! This is pretty easy to do actually. I had a large framed painting that had been sitting in my garage for quite some time. The painting was not as wide as the banner but the height was exactly the same size. Almost too small as it could have been another 1/2" taller in a perfect world. The framed item was painted on pressed board. That board came in very handy, you could measure the opening and purchase a piece of particle board for any opening if need be.After tearing the paper off the back and taking out the staples from the back, I began wrapping the banner around the board. The focus of the banner is my grandson's printed name obviously. I needed to make sure the lettering was centered and began taping down the sides with strong adhesive photo tape.Next, I dropped the taped banner into the frame, added more adhesive to keep the board and frame joined.To reinforce and secure the board to the frame, I used small Brad like nails. Hammering the nails in slightly angled to prevent ruining the frame. Now, after looking at my finished product there is a small wave in the banner. Why, because I did not adhere the banner with adhesive to the board. If I would have done that then the banner would never be able to come out. Something to think about when you decide to frame something. Remember, investigate the chemicals you use on paintings and photos. You could loose a valuable piece over time. Most of us are not professional framers. I did however work as a framer at one time. There are a lot of professional grade materials used for framing yet, it is extremely over priced! Try to simplify your project by finding old frames, building your frame, or better yet, recycle a frame as they are the most expensive part of the project. Do you have a project you are wanting to frame and need a little help? Please leave your thoughts and comments below and I'll try to help with some suggestions.
Design Ideas to redecorate your home in a DO It Yourself Fashion! Re-purpose, Redesign, Redecorate, and Recycle is our mission! Taking old items and making them into new purposeful items along with designing a fresh new home design,and/or artistic piece. Website created by Andrea Love Issues? contact Andrea at BeauvoirDIY@gmail.com