Five Simple Framing Tips
Don’t have a measuring tape? Use a U.S. bill. It measures six inches. Fold it in thirds, two inches. Fold it in half, now you have six one-inch increments. Voila! Instant measuring tape!
Wiring. In most situations, you want to keep the framing wire near the top of the frame. This way, the pieces lays flat against the wall.
Always use UV filtering glass. Whether you’re framing a simple poster or original artwork, UV glass is the way to go. Inexpensive reproductions are made with less ink and often require more protection to keep them from fading.
Scratched up frame. Do a quick fix-it with paste shoe polish or a crayon. Then rub it in with your finger.
No masking tape! Or Scotch tape, duct tape or painter’s tape! Or cardboard backing! The acid in these products will ruin your art piece.