This title features 20 inspirational projects that are shown step by step. Creative picture framing explored in classic and contemporary techniques. It shows how to create many different framing effects, from woodstaining to verre eglomise. Comprehensive instructions clearly demonstrate how to make mounts and cut glass, as well as how to cut, join and assemble frames. It includes over 300 step-by-step photographs to illustrate every stage of each project, helping the reader get to grips with difficult techniques. In the past, artists often paid as much attention to the way their work was presented as to the art itself. Today, we still know that an imaginative and eye-catching surround can set off its contents wonderfully. This practical book offers a variety of classic and contemporary ideas for your own designs. An initial techniques section covers all the basic skills, such as selecting and fitting a mount, cutting and joining a basic frame, and the correct way to cut glass. More than 20 inspirational projects then let you put these skills into practice. Create a multiple window mount, a lime-waxed frame, a decoupage frame or a tortoiseshell frame. Whether you want to frame canvas or fabric, photographs or an off-beat collage, or even a three-dimensional object, this book shows you how to do it with style.