We're framing our Zentangle Master Class creations. We want to show this paper's beautiful natural edges. We don't want to use adhesive or have glass touch this artwork, so we hold it in place with beads threaded with thin wire. This piece is attached to its acid free backing and is ready for framing.
Here's a close-up of a threaded bead. We like to use translucent red glass crow beads.
On the back, just fold the wire over and tape it.
In this framed illuminated letter, artwork is held in place by red crow beads on a sheet of contrasting brown lokta paper that was dry mounted to mat board.
It's fun when pieces are large enough to use those big red beads. Maria loves them.
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