How to Make and Decorate 30 Fabulous Picture Frames: A Practical and Fun Guide to Making and Personalizing a Variety of Picture Frames with Creative a (Paperback)
A complete guide to everything you need to know about creating beautiful frames with a variety of ideas for paint effects and decoration. Family pictures are a vital part of any home, and the design and use of frames is an essential decorative feature. The best ones show off their contents to great effect while adding to the styling of the room. Learning to make frames is a satisfying and rewarding craft, and this practical book shows you all you need to know to make the perfect frame for any environment and occasion. Split into three chapters, the book begins with Cardboard, Tin, Wire and Paper which explains the basics of picture framing, from choosing mounts, using mouldings, cutting glass, fitting up a frame and deciding on a style. In this section the projects include a pretty Swirly Mirror and an unusual Bottle Cap Mirror Frame. Next is Fabric, Beads and Flowers, which offer a multitude of ways of decorating frames, such as a lovely Pressed-Leaf Frame and a gorgeous Padded Silk Picture Frame. Finally, Plaster, Clay and Mosaic, a more challenging media, but the end results are stunning. There are many projects to try, from a funky Geometric Clay Frames and an appealing Modelled Flower Garden Frame through to a beautiful Mediterranean Mirror and a unique Grotto Frame so you wont be short of ideas. Whether you want to frame photographs, paintings or objects, this book features a superb range of frames for you to make. Complete with comprehensive guidance on materials and equipment and over 30 projects to guide and inspire, all shown step-by-step in more than 340 colour photographs, this is an indispensable book for crafts enthusiasts everywhere. A step-by-step project book with over 30 practical and inspirational ideas for fabulous frames All the projects are illustrated with over 340 superb colour pictures and detailed photographs of the finished results so that you can see exactly what you are aiming to achieve Includes information on the materials and equipment you will need, and hints and helpful advice on skills and techniques Projects range from traditional cross-over frames and a Seaside Papier Mache Frame and a gleaming Metal Foil Frame to Bead Encrusted Frames and a Fun Felt Frame.
Consultant Editor, Simona Hill, is a craft specialist, who loves making and creating projects. She is the compiler of Decorative Wirework, Decorating Ceramics and Decorative Tinware, also published by Southwater. For this book, she has brought together an original collection of picture frames, specially commissioned and designed by a range of leading artists and craftspeople.