To frame, or not to frame, that is the question. Well, that is the question that is asked quite often. When and how do you frame a mosaic art piece? This is a great question and there are so many different framing options that can be the right answer.
This course has been created for sharing a variety of framing options that can give your mosaic art project a finished look.
In this course you will learn:
- Many framing options
- Multiple examples of framed mosaics from our MAO instructors
- How to install Wedi Board into a floater frame
- How to match your frame to the substrate
- When to create your mosaic first, and when to frame the blank substrate first
- Tips on framing glass on glass mosaic art projects
- How to add a matte border to your framed mosaic
- How to work with a deep inset frame
- Suggestions on how to make your own frame.
At the conclusion of this course you will have the knowledge to purchase or make the perfect frame for each of your mosaic art projects.
Included in this course is a list of the frames used in this course and the vendors.
Tami has been a mosaic artist for over 20 years. Tami has created high end custom large scale commissions since 2000 and has her work installed all over the world.
Tami began teaching mosaic art in 2009, when she founded Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art. Tami loves to share her years of experience and mosaic knowledge with enthusiastic and creative students.
In 2016 Tami launched Mosaic Arts Online, allowing mosaic art enthusiasts from all over the world to learn how to create mosaic art. She loves that more people now can learn from her without having to leave the comfort of their studio. In each course Tami teaches, she wants her students to feel they have more confidence when creating their own style of mosaic art.
Most importantly just have fun~
StartIntroduction with Tami Macala (2:01)
StartPDF for download. Suggested frames and resources.
StartOverview of the many options to frame your mosaic (7:40)
StartHow the pros frame their work! (9:17)
StartLet's talk about the floater frame (3:44)
StartHow do I match my frame to the substrate? (4:08)
StartA discussion on framing glass on glass mosaics including how heavy can they be (2:31)
StartFraming with a matte border...why not! (2:37)
StartHow to use frames with extra depth (3:28)
StartSo you wanna be a carpenter? Some ideas on making your own frame (1:58)
StartWrap up from the corners and the edges (1:10)