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I take pictures: a lot of them. Since I Have fell crazy about photography in high school, I’ve probably taken fifty thousand pictures. And while somewhere between 99% and all of them are throwaways, there are a number of gems that I’m proud enough to deem deserving of display. At this stage, I’d say I have twenty photos that we think are excellent, but in the grand scheme of things, that’s very few. Because they’re so precious for me, I discover that they deserve frames which can be equally as precious. If I’m likely to fork spanning a hundred bucks or so, I might as well have something that turns heads, after all, most frames are redundant and expensive, and so i figure.

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Making your own frames is easy. It can do require certain materials and tools, and you can discover them at websites like plastic bag sealer or thediyoutlet.com or perhaps go to specialty shops. A lot of the basic skills of frame making could be learned online on youtube or some other such video sites. It does take some time, though you’ll quickly learn that it’s not hard. As soon as you that basics, I really recommend studying the piece of art it’s going to accentuate and try to come up with a cool, original idea to really make the piece pop. I actually have one photo that I took at the beach a couple of summers ago. It’s a silhouette of your rock formation against the sunset. To frame this, I took a piece of slate to use as a backing, and then carved off slices of driftwood to frame the picture. While the frame will not be perfect (it’s really rather heavy) it draws a lot of looks and remarks, most of which seem to stroke my ego fairly well.

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I have another favorite photograph of a fire escape that I found while backpacking in Europe a few years back. I thought about mimicking that look for that frame, because the escape is made from rusted metal. It’s a series of crisscrossed metal bars which make a tangled web around the perimeter from the picture. I’m particularly happy with this one, however this one is a little too heavy too.

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Making your own frames is a great way to save offer and money your own voice to the entire presentation of your respective art. Because no two photographs are similar, I form of think that no two frames should be exactly alike either. The process doesn’t have to be hard either. You don’t have to use a number of materials. As with any other creative ambition out there, your frame will be your own interpretation of the things your photograph needs. For some pieces, just mounting them on a spray painted bit of cardboard will likely be enough, but also for your Mona Lisa, you’ll need that huge gilded frame.

Whatever you choose, remember that you’ll be working with some sharp tools and potentially rusted or splintered materials so ensure that you take each of the necessary safety precautions. Good luck with your framing!

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