Hi, this is Margie! Today I would like to
show you how I build a multi-purpose framed board for paintings, pictures or even puzzles.
For this I need 2 identical hardboards, 60 by 60 centimeters tall. On one of them, I
draw a 4 and a half centimeter wide edge. I drill holes with ½ cm diameter in the 4
corners. The blade of my jigsaw measures also ½ cm, so it fits exactly in the holes and
I saw off the edge around it. The sawed edges and corners are smoothed with 100-grit sandpaper.
I put the frame on the plate and mark the width. Then I paint waterproof glue on both
adhesive sides. I like to build things myself! Then I have more options in terms of different
formats and it is somehow more authentic – it’s even more “mine.” I can design the frame
to match the painting and also to the wall where it will hang. Now I place the frame
on the board, making sure that the outer edges line up perfectly. To weigh it down, I put
full bottles on the edge. The next day everything goes back into the boxes. The glue is firm.
Now I sand the outer edges and corners slightly round. With this deep primer I make the surface
water-repellent. This makes sense, because later I want to apply wet materials and the
board should stay flat and not buckle. Now I dilute primer white with a little water,
paint this as a covering primer on the board and frame and let everything dry well. Now, there’s
only one more thing missing and that’s a suspension device on the back. To do this,
a leftover piece of plywood is quite useful. For a screw head or picture hook to fit under,
I remove two of the thin layers of wood below with the chisel. Sand it gently, apply glue,
stick it on about in the middle, weigh it down and let it dry. Ok, and that’s it. I
use framed boards like this for a variety of painting techniques. Soon I will work on
it with a spatula cement paste. That’s going to be very exciting! I hope you’ll be back,
then! Thanks for watching – for like, share and
subscription. And I’d really like to see you very soon in Margie’s Atelier – till then
– god bless you all – bye!