SECURE HOLD - SIMPLE FRAMING OUT
Freely mounted with clear photo corners
The picture gives the impression of floating in the DISTANCE magnetic frame. It is held at the corners by hardly visible photo corners. Wavy papers and special edges are perfectly accentuated in this way. The result is a beautiful depth effect. The picture has smaller measurements than the picture frame. The glass does not rest on the object, so your work of art remains well protected. With this method no glue remains on the picture and it is therefore particularly suitable for works with conservation requirements.
- steel ruler
- sandbag or empty water glass with rounded bottom
- soft pencil
Many galleries and artists see visible photo corners as a quality feature for a glueless image montage.
This type of mounting is suitable for:
This type of mounting is ideal for wavy paper work with or without sensitive surfaces. For example, watercolours or works on handmade paper. But also prints, photos, chalk drawings and pastel drawings can be staged very well. Due to the low holding power of the photo corners, this method is only suitable for small and light works. Artworks with conservation requirements can also be mounted with the photo corners, as the picture can be framed without residue or damage.
This type of mounting is not suitable for:
Heavy and large works should not be mounted with the photo corners. Here more stable methods are needed. This type of mounting is also not suitable for thin paper.
Here's how it works:
Open the picture frame and have the tools ready within reach. For protection during transport, the glass is placed under the spacer strips as supplied.
Insert the image into the basic element by eye measurement at the desired position. It is best to hold the paper diagonally to avoid creases.
Measure the position of your image accurately. Since papers are not always exactly right-angled, ideally measure from all sides, from the outside.
7. Adjust distance strips
Now reinsert the distance strips into the basic element. Make sure that the end of a strip sits on an outer edge.
8. Push the distance strips together
Slide the distance strips against each other with light pressure. The result is a gap-free corner that guarantees a perfect fit for your picture.
4. Weighing down
Now weigh the picture down with sandbags or the empty water glass.
5. Glue on photo corners
Slide the photo corners onto the paper. Be careful not to bend the paper. It is best to start gluing at the bottom of your picture. The paper should have about 1 millimeter of air in the photo corner to avoid ripples when humidity fluctuates. Then press on the corners well.
Use the hand brush to carefully remove dust and foreign objects from your image.
10. Wipe the glass
With the cleaning cloth you wipe dust and fingerprints from the glass, in order to be able to look at your artwork in full splendour.
11. Put on the frame
The frame is put back on the basic element and only needs to be pressed lightly. Thanks to our magnetic principle, the picture frame closes quickly and easily.
Check that the paper is held securely by the corners. Make sure that the center does not bend forward.
9. Insert glass
Now place the glass on the distance strips.
Experience the practical picture montage with photo corners and enjoy the simple framing of the picture.
The photo corners can be cut smaller for a more discreet look for small works. They are more difficult to mount because they are not so easy to insert. They can be bent open with a steel ruler or a knife.
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The color of the back cardboard should be a shade darker and more yellow than the paper of the picture. So the picture looks whiter, fresher and newer.
The paper can be placed vertically. If it does not collapse, it is suitable for this mounting method. If it collapses, there is a risk of it slipping out of the photo corners.