How to Add Art to Your FrameCopyright © 2007 Framing4yourself.com. All Rights Reserved
If you ordered your frame assembled, your stack of contents will come pre-loaded into the frame. To begin, you will need to remove this stack.
Bend up the metal tabs at the back of the frame. These are pliable and bend easily.
Carefully slide the stack out of the frame, and separate the contents. Handle the acrylic with special care as it can be easily scratched.
Place the mat face down on a clean surface and position your art face down in the window of the mat.
Select one of the mounting strips you find in the supply kit. Peel the release paper to expose the adhesive band on the back of the strip.
Apply the mounting strip along the edge of the art. The clear Mylar flange should overlap onto the art and the adhesive strip should stick to the mat.
When applied correctly, no adhesive will contact the art. The art is held in place by the overlapping flange.
Assemble mounting strips along each edge of the artwork. The artwork is trapped in place by the mounting strips but is easily removed should you want to retrieve it.
Stack the acrylic, mat, art and backing. There is no need to tape them together.
Return the stack of contents to the frame.
Press down on the metal tabs to hold the contents in the frame.
Attach the hanging hardware.
Apply a self-adhesive bumper pad to each corner.
Hang your framed art.