A WAVE OF ENTHUSIASM IN YOUR PICTURE FRAME
Freely mounted with V-fold
At first glance, one might think that your work of art is literally floating in the DISTANCE magnetic frame. This illusion is created by the fixation on the back. This ensures that the corrugated paper and the specially designed edges are shown to their best advantage. This creates a beautiful depth effect that will make your image shine. The picture should be smaller than the picture frame or the order size. The distance strips prevent the glass from lying directly on the object, which protects your sensitive work of art optimally.
- steel ruler
- sandbag or empty water glass with rounded bottom
- soft pencil
This type of mounting is suitable for:
Mounting with P90 folds is ideal for wavy paper work, whether with or without a sensitive surface. So it is particularly suitable for watercolours or works on handmade paper. But also prints, photos, chalk drawings or pastel drawings can be mounted very nicely with it. Depending on the adhesive tape, it is suitable for light to medium work. Heavy work, on the other hand, can be mounted more safely with T-folds. The advantage of this type of mounting is that the picture can be framed out more easily, but adhesive residue remains on the picture.
This type of mounting is not suitable for:
Even if the picture can be easily removed from the back wall cardboard later, adhesive residues remain. Therefore, this method is not ideal for valuable pictures or originals. Nevertheless, the assembly with folds is considered to be a higher quality assembly compared to double-sided adhesive tape.
Here's how it works:
Put the utensils mentioned above in place and open the picture frame.
2. Align image
First position your image at the desired position in the basic element by eye measurement. Tip: It is best to hold the paper diagonally and lift it. This avoids creases.
Measure the desired position exactly. This step should be performed with special care. Since papers do not always have to be exactly right-angled, measure at all sides at the outer edges.
Rub the fold well after gluing to ensure a secure hold.
8. Place folds
Smaller folds are enough at the bottom of your picture compared to the top. Here it is sufficient to use half the width of the adhesive tape.
At the bottom, at the outer edges, glue the fold onto the background cardboard, about 5 millimetres inwards. Then rub well again. Here, too, you should make sure that the folds can also be placed in the middle for medium works. For larger works, however, you may have to glue even more folds. If the sides of the picture bulge forward with medium or large works, small folds must also be attached to the sides. Then carry out the above steps again.
4. Weighing down
Now weigh the picture down completely with a sandbag or, for example, with an empty water glass with a rounded bottom. For larger works than shown in the example, first weigh down at the bottom and then at the top so that the paper does not have to be bent so much.
5. Prepare the fold
Tear or cut off the P90 adhesive strips. For the example image, 20-25 millimeter long strips are sufficient. Then fold the strip in the middle and press the fold together firmly.
6. Place adhesive strips
Glue the fold on the top edge of your picture, on the outside, about 5 millimetres inwards onto the background cardboard. For medium to heavy works, the folds can also be placed in the middle. For large works, additional folds may have to be placed.
11. Attach distance strips
Now reinsert the distance strips of your frame into the basic element. Make sure that the end of each strip sits on an outer edge.
12. Fix distance strips
Now push the inserted distance strips against each other with light pressure to create a gap-free corner.
Then carefully put the glass back on your picture frame.
Carefully remove dust and other foreign objects from your image.
14. Wipe glass
In this step, wipe dust and possible fingerprints off the glass to get a clear view of your artwork.
The color of the back wall cardboard should be a shade darker or more yellow than the paper of the picture. So the picture generally looks whiter, fresher and newer.
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15. Assembling the picture frame
Now you can put the overframe back on again. Press it lightly. Thanks to our magnetic frame principle, the frame closes magnetically - quickly and easily.
In the last step, check that the paper is held securely by the folds. The center should not bend forward.
Now you can admire your picture. This mounting principle is something very special and gives each picture that certain extra. Due to the slight curvature of the paper, the entire work of art is shown to its best advantage.
If the paper is heavily corrugated, it is only mounted at the points where the paper comes into contact with the back wall. These dots are marked with a pencil about 5 millimetres inwards, or as far inwards as possible, so that the adhesive dot cannot be seen without putting the paper under tension.