DIY Floater Frames Tutorial

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sometimes all you want to complete a piece of artwork or print, either made yourself or purchased, is a nice clean and simple looking frame. Floater frames are a great way to do this but they can be quite pricey when purchased in-store. In this post I will show you have to make your own slim-style floater frames for a lot less. Once you see how simple it is, you'll want to make frames for all your pictures! Let's take a look...

To make these DIY Floater Frames there are a few things you're going to need. Some things you may already have around your house or garage/workshop, but I've laid everything out in the supply list below, along with a few links that may be helpful.

SUPPLY LIST
- Outer Corner Moulding
US LINK - https://go.magik.ly/ml/pdub/  |  CAN LINK - https://bit.ly/2Mmwoxu

- Frame (Band) Clamp
US LINK - https://amzn.to/2ZdogkO  |  CAN LINK - https://amzn.to/2NbUP01
(*this is the one I purchased, but it seems the price has gone up a couple bucks - https://bit.ly/2Z6DJDn)

- Wood Glue
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Scrap Paper or Double Sided Tape
- Deck of Cards
- Soft Drop Cloth


OTHER TOOLS
- Mitre Saw
- Drill & Drilling Bits
- Screwdriver (shape and size to fit screws)

Now that you know what you'll need, let's take a look at the video. It's always a good idea to watch the video before going out an getting any supplies you don't already have.


There you have it - that's onc way to DIY floater frames. There is another way I may show you in a future tutorial, which allows for a bolder (wider) frame, and the ability to adjust the gap around the artwork to whatever you like. For now, have fun framing EVERYTHING!

Sam 

Hand Lettering Series - Part 4 - Uppercase Brush Letters

Friday, July 26, 2019

We're just over halfway through the Hand Lettering Series with this post; only 3 tutorials left after this one! In this post I'm teaching you one way to create your Uppercase Brush Letter Alphabet. I say "one way" because there are many ways, or styles, when it comes to brush lettering, but I feel this way is most commonly seen.

Hand Lettering Series - Part 3-2 - Lower Case 2 of 2

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

I'm finally back with the second half of the Lower Case Lettering portion of my Hand Lettering Series. I want to thank all of you who have been very patient with me in getting these videos out spaced so far apart. I know you can always go to someone else to find this information, but I am so thankful that many of you just enjoy my delivery of the information, and are still amped for my Brush Lettering Video Tutorials. It has been a few (a ton of) minutes since the first half of the lower case letters, so here's Lower Case 1 of 2 - Ascenders & Descenders as a quick refresher if you need. Then let's move on to Part 2...

Art Series #18 - "Cheetah Cub" Oil Painting & Chat

Friday, April 19, 2019

Today I am back to show you one of the itty bitty paintings I recently finished. Check out the time-lapse video in this post if you want to see my oil painting process for this little 4 x 4" piece...

Hi. I'm OK.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nearly 5 months. That's how long it's been since I've prepared a post here on the blog. To all of you who take the time to follow me regularly, and get excited for my next posts, I'm sorry I've had such a long hiatus.