DIY Abstract Picture Frames

 


Every now and then, we come across a project in a home tour that inspires not only our team, but readers, to request a DIY version we can all try at home. After last week’s Hudson Valley home makeover ran, we got so many emails asking about how to create similar “deconstructed” abstract picture frames. So we invited Jessica Goehring to create a project inspired by the gold frames in her home tour and I love the final result. Jess will walk you through the how-to after the jump! xo, grace

 

This abstract frame is a fun project that can be made in many shapes and sizes, depending on your particular frame size and patience.

Start by selecting your frame, which you can purchase at a local craft store or go on an antique hunt for something with a bit of fun character. We purchased this simple frame from a local frame shop for about $20. Ours is a 11” x 14” frame that measures 1-3/4” wide. The width is important for our tutorial because the measurements on this template are made to correspond with the width of the frame.

Our first step was to have the right tools on hand, which can vary depending on your level of experience, but we used an old wooden miter box which can be purchased at a home supply store for around $15. The kit will include the saw. You’ll also need a tape measure and a few cans of your favorite spray paint.

This frame was made using 45-degree angles, which are standard pre-sets on a miter box saw, but if you own a professional saw you can cut many different angles to create a wide variety of shapes. Another important tool is an electric glue gun, which is widely available, but I recommend springing for an industrial gun that has variable temperature settings and a variety of tip sizes so the bead of glue can come out in a precise way. Another plus is that you can order industrial glues that are incredibly strong and made exclusively for wood.

 


Materials

 

-Frame
-Miter box with saw or an electric chop saw
-Spray paint
-Tape measure
-Hot glue gun

Step 1: Disassemble Frame

-Use miter box to cut 45-degree angles, or your electric chop saw if you own one.

Step 2: Cut disassembled frame pieces according to template. Discard highlighted pink pieces

Template

-Assemble cut pieces according to their corresponding numbers.

-Label the numbers on the backside of the frame.

-Add your own colorful touches; here we used fluorescent pink, powder blue and bright yellow.

-Once paint is dry, assemble your frame with the hot glue gun — remember to hold pieces firmly together for 10 seconds or so.

Almost ready to hang

-Lastly, turn over to add glue to the backside of each joint for extra strength and hang them anywhere you like!

老外開攝影展 手工木框呈現法國之美

秀傳醫院英文社團老師巴斯卡開攝影展,木製相框完全自己親手完成,不用任何釘子。(洪璧珍攝)
巴斯卡在展場親自己參觀民眾解說自己的作品。(洪璧珍攝)

秀傳醫院英文社團老師巴斯卡Pascal,本身是攝影師,27日在彰濱秀傳藝廊舉行他的攝影展《城市‧光影輕旅行》,以暖色調讓患者感受溫馨的氛圍;為了完整呈現作品風格,所有的木製相框完全由他一手完成。 

來自歐洲的巴斯卡,除了擔任秀傳的英文社團老師,還是攝影工作室負責人,這次的展出作品,都是他在法國拍攝的城市風景,呈現出歐洲特有的浪漫氛圍。

 這次的展出作品,所得將捐給秀和慈善基金會,為了保持作品的風格完整一致,巴斯卡自己挑選木材,利用特殊的木工楯接技法,在完全沒有用釘子的情況下,親手組裝而成;精緻的木框,凸顯展覽的溫馨氣氛。

 巴斯卡認為,藝術作品呈現的方式,必須和作品本身有互動,才能完整呈現作品的真諦。他的每張攝影作品都是獨一無二的,照片的列印和裱框,也都應該用特定的方式完成,才能夠把每張照片完美地呈現,所以他學木工,自己製作木框,而且不用任何一根釘子。《城市‧光影輕旅行》攝影展,在彰濱秀傳大廳藝廊展出至6月30日。

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