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.
"This is an excellent course — definitely worth checking out!"
- John Doe, Co-Founder, Impressive Company
"Great information once again Tami! I walk away with lots of good ideas and a resource list too. Thank you!" Bev T.
"I found this course really useful and from now on I’ll think about framing (or not framing) as a part of planning my pieces." Magnolia Mosaics
"Tami, Thank you so much for the informative class! I've framed my mosaics for a long time, but you gave me some great, fresh ideas! Your idea on your Mexican blanket was awesome! I wouldn't have trusted a product (the Dap Kwik Seal) to hang the hangers with until I saw yours! I also have a friend who is venturing into GOG and I want to tell her about obtaining the safe glass if it's a big project. Thanks again!!" Elizabeth W.
Tami Macala, founder and owner of Mosaic Arts Online and Create Arts Online, has always had her hand in art. She started out at eleven years old as an oil painter, winning awards throughout Southern California. With a fashion and textile design degree, Tami began a twenty-year career in the movie and television industry as a costumer, dressing leading actors and actresses. Not feeling completely fulfilled as a costumer and the long hours, Tami found a new passion in mosaic art and in true fashion became a self-taught mosaic artist while continuing her successful career in the entertainment world.
In 2000, Tami started her first company, All Cracked Up Mosaics, creating personal and custom-designed mosaic art commissions for clients all over the US.
In 2009, Tami began teaching mosaic art. She founded her second business, The Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art, teaching her favorite art medium where she brought world-renowned mosaic artists to teach her students, creating a hub of learning and inspiration.
In 2015, Tami retired from the entertainment industry and founded her latest companies, Mosaic Arts Online and Create Arts Online. Tami and her husband, Jerry, now produce online courses with some of the most sought-after artists in mosaic, mixed media, and fine art.
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)