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Framing Instructions

How to frame your artwork in an "AnySizeFrame"

  1. Find the heading below that best describes the way you would like to frame your artwork: wood frame with/without matting, stretched canvas or metal frame with/without matting.
  2. Follow the step-by-step instructions for that particular presentation.
  3. Stand back and admire the results!

Framing artwork with a wood frame with/without matting (with Plexiglas, backing board and hanging hardware)

  • Remove the shrink wrapping and/or corner protectors
  • Turn your frame face down on a clean, protected, smooth surface to avoid scratching your frame
  • With a flat head screwdriver, bend back the flexible black tabs.  NOTE: DO NOT REMOVE THESE TABS
  • Remove the foam board and Plexiglas
  • Peel off the protective (blue or white) plastic from the Plexiglas and re-insert it into the frame
  • If you are using a matboard:
    • With your artwork facing up, adhere two pieces of clear tape to the top with the "sticky" side facing up, approximately 1/3 in from the top edge of your artwork
    • Carefully and slowly place the matboard over the artwork and when you get to the desired position of the matboard over the artwork, gently push the matboard down and it will attach to the tape
  • Insert the (matted) artwork into your frame
  • Insert the foam board backing into the frame
  • Flip the flexible black tabs back down to secure the Plexiglas, artwork and foam board
  • Measure approximately 1/3 down the frame and with an awl or other sharp instrument, poke an indentation into the frame as a start for the screw
  • Place a "D" ring over the indentation and insert the screw.  Repeat this step on the opposite side of the frame
  • Insert the picture wire through the two "D" rings and twirl it around itself a few times at each end so it will not come loose
  • Clip off any excess wire with a wire cutter, if desired or necessary

Framing artwork stretched on canvas (with hanging hardware and offset clips)

  • Remove the shrink wrapping and/or corner protectors
  • Turn your frame face down on a clean, protected, smooth surface to avoid scratching your frame
  • Insert your artwork into your frame
  • Install the offset clips (hint: the screw goes into the frame, not the canvas)
  • Measure approximately 1/3 down the frame and with an awl or other sharp instrument, poke an indentation into the frame as a start for the screw
  • Place a "D" ring over the indentation and insert the screw.  Repeat this step on the opposite side of the frame
  • Insert the picture wire through the two "D" rings and twirl around itself a few times at each end so it will not come loose
  • Clip off and excess wire with a wire cutter, if desired or necessary

Assemble your metal frame and framing artwork with/without matting (with Plexiglas and backing board)

  • Remove the shrink wrapping and/or corner protectors
  • Turn your frame face down on a clean, protected, smooth surface to avoid scratching your frame
  • Loosen and remove the angled corner and back plates of two corners of the same side
  • Remove one frame rail
  • Remove the Plexiglas and backing board
  • Peel off the protective (blue or white) plastic from the Plexiglas and re-insert it into the frame
  • If you are using a matboard:
    • With your artwork facing up, adhere two pieces of clear tape to the top with the "sticky" side facing up, approximately 1/3 in from the top edge of your artwork
    • Carefully and slowly place the matboard over the artwork and when you get to the desired position of the matboard over the artwork, gently push the matboard down and it will attach to the tape
  • Insert the (matted) artwork into your frame
  • Insert the foam board backing into your frame
  • Replace the frame rail you previously removed
  • Tighten the angled corners and back plates of the two corners on the same side you previously removed
  • Insert the spring clips on the back of the frame between the frame and the backing board
  • Insert and tighten a "D" ring into the frame channel approximately 1/3 down from the top of the frame.  Repeat this step on the opposite side of the frame
  • Insert the picture wire through the two "D" rings and twirl it around itself a few times at each end so it will not come loose
  • Clip off any excess with a wire cutter, if desired or necessary

 

If you require additional assistance, please contact us toll free (855) 744-3600 or via email at info@anysizeframe.com