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How to fit an artwork into a picture frame

Fitting an artwork, picture, photo or any kind of print into a frame can be simple, it can also be difficult, if you don't have the right tools or don't know what you're doing.

Luckily I'm an expert and I can show exactly how its done, and fortunately enough, the tools you need are pretty cheap and readily available all over - so lets just quickly run through what you will need to fit an artwork.

You will need:

+ A measuring tape or ruler

+ A star screw driver

+ Some masking tape or sellotape

So now that you have everything you need, how do we get started:

Step 1:

Lay the frame upside down, so the back board is facing up and unscrew all the backboard fastening screws so that the backboard can be removed.

Step 2:

Next, remove the backboard and lay the artwork into the frame on top of glass or mounting board (mat board). Ensure that the image is facing outwards against the glass of the frame so that image is visible (obviously). Use the ruler to ensure that the artwork is centred in the frame, by measuring the space on opposing sides of artwork ensuring that this space is equal. Eg. 2 cm on each side left and right of the artwork and 1.5 cm top and bottom, as an example.

Step 3:

Use the tape to tape-down the artwork against the mounting board (mat board). The frame should be correctly sized that the overhang from the edge of the frame or mounting board prevents the tape from being seen through the glazing of the frame (the glass).

Step 4:

Replace the backboard and replace all the fastening attachments and screw in all the fastening screws.

Hazaah! You now have an artwork framed and ready to be hung on a wall near you!

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