If you have just finished your diamond art painting and are wondering how to preserve and frame it, look no further. In this article we look at the various ways on how to frame a diamond painting.
These types of artworks normally take a ton of time, so it is well worth it to frame them so that you can admire your handiwork regularly.
If you are not quite sure what diamond art is, you can read more about it here.
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How To Frame A Diamond Painting
I have recently finished my diamond art painting. I was quite ambitious and bought quite a large one to start off with. Since I have limited time to spend on my hobbies, it took me a whole ten months to finish it. I was very proud of the finished product, and after researching the many ways online on how to frame a diamond painting, I finally decided to have it professionally framed.
I was very happy with the result, but there are cheaper ways in which to do it.
Because diamond art is quite heavy you need to make sure that the frame you decide on is strong and durable. Also I decided to put glass in front to hold the beads in place long term and to keep the dust off.
Before you think about how to frame a diamond painting, it is a good idea to seal it first. I used this sealer.
I used a soft paintbrush and after a few hours the sealer is completely hardened and the diamond painting is sealed forever. This stops your stones from falling out over time.
Tip: Before putting the sealer on, take a tee shirt and press with a rolling pin over the tee shirt to ensure that all your drills are lying flat on the canvass.
If you don’t want to have your diamond painting professionally framed, you can use a standard store bought frame. These frames come in many different styles and finishes, so you can choose something that matches the decor in the room you want to hang it in.
If your diamond painting isn’t a standard size you may need to trim the picture. This is easy to do by simply placing it face-down on a cutting mat and removing an inch or two using an X-Acto knife like this one.
Next you simply fram the artwork like you would any photo by slipping it into the frame. Watch what type of glass you use, as some glass will dull the sparkle and vibrancy of the diamonds. If the artwork is well sealed you can get away without having to use glass.
Here is a set of two wooden frames that you can purchase online. One is in black and the other in white and you can quickly and cheaply frame your artwork.
The next option is using stretcher bars.
Stretcher bars are wooden frames used by artists to frame canvas art. You literally stretch the picture over wooden pieces. There is no frame involved here as the edges of the canvas will be stretched over the wood. This kit below can also be purchased online.
First you will need to measure your artwork and decide whether you want the picture to have a border or if you want the artwork stretched around the edges of the canvas.
Use a staple gun to hold the artwork in place and make sure it is taught. If you prefer a neater look try using U nails to keep the canvas in place.
Please feel free to comment below if you have any other great ideas on how to frame a diamond painting.