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Old 03-25-2012, 07:35 PM
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low cost way of mounting/framing paper?

I'm an abstract artist and I usually paint on pre-stretched canvases and for the most part not a problem.. every so often I do treat myself to an ampersand gessobord or hardbord - I just love those for scratching and scraping/stamping into because of how solid they are.. however they ain't cheap!

I really do love to paint on paper especially the hot pressed 300lb.. however, in order to get those read to hang at a competition or wherever.. it requires an expensive custom frame.. wow, very expensive indeed. so.. I don't paint much on paper.. but I would love to do more painting on paper. I love the surface, I love being able to scrap on paper.. wonderful stuff it is..

is there any method or ?? that would allow me to hang a matted paper painting somehow? or a low cost way of framing this? or any other solution?

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Old 03-25-2012, 08:14 PM
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Re: low cost way of mounting/framing paper?

Since the frame is the most costly portion of framing, you could try using Swiss Clips and go frame-less. Glaze with acrylic or edge reamed glass, then mat as usual, but use Swiss Clips to hold it all together. It's sleek and modern looking and works great.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:23 AM
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Re: low cost way of mounting/framing paper?

oh yeah.. I do remember those looooong time ago.. I had forgotton about those.. that could just be the ticket.
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Re: low cost way of mounting/framing paper?

How about just using inexpensive metal frames.
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