Things to do on cold snowy days while waiting for
are you guilty of buying prints or pictures at auctions with the thought of changing the frame?
and so that wonderful antique wood block print looks great on the front but looks like this
on the back?
the fix is so much easier than you think!
you will need a few supplies
scissors, hammer, glue, a sharp razor, picture hangers or wire
begin with your pretty blue tape and tape that baby up...tape it good!
and this goes without saying....but I will say it anyway....if you have glass, clean it first...both sides
then take your cute sacks that you've saved
and get them wet in some sudsy water
you don't really need suds...I just had a some in the sink already
squeeze out as much water as you can...you don't want to moisten your art
cover the edge of the frame with a bead of glue
lay the damp paper over it leaving the extra to hang over the edge
as the paper dries it shrinks...so you will need this extra bit of paper
let it dry for a few hours...as the paper dries, it will shrink up and the wrinkles will disappear
cut the paper with your very sharp razor and add your hanger
let the back dry in the sun
if you made the common mistake of too much water
as the paper dries, so too will your art...this is why you need to be very careful
not to get too much water...although I've never had the art damaged for good
and while no one will ever see the back of your frame
you will have the peace of mind that IF they do,
it will look very professional
**the pair of wood block originals were purchased at an auction for under $5...they looked very sad in their old frames and mats. I spent $8 each for new matte board at Hobby Lobby and while there also purchased these closeout frames for 60% off
(it's no secret that I love Hobby Lobby)