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I designed my first calendar last year so that you could cut your print off and frame it in a square, inexpensive IKEA frame. It’s a great way of having framed art prints that don’t cost too much. Below I walk you through the process of measuring, cutting and framing your print. 1. 2. 3. […]

HOW TO | Framing Your Calendar Prints

If you are curious about different kinds of framing options, check out my Framing 101 post first. Float mounting is a way of framing so that that edge of your paper is visible and not cut off by either the frame or the matte. It enables the edge (most likely a deckled edge) to be […]

HOW TO | Framing — The Float Mount

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. 

John Muir

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