Saturday, October 15, 2011

Panel Mount and Frame Finish

The framing tools order arrived today. The Fletcher FrameMate made for an easy job!

My first pin driving attempt went well.

Pins are held held in place with a magnet.

My first panel pinned in place. It held so tightly that there was no need to shim the panel to one side.

Job complete! Double-sided tape holds the dust cover paper in place. Paper edges were sanded for a nice transition. Pilot holes were first drilled to prevent wood splitting. D hangers were screwed in lightly to allow for hanger movement.

I love my feeling of independance being able to frame my work. Grinding and mulling pigments add to my satisfaction. I must begin making my own gesso panels.

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