Learn how to make custom strip frames for your artwork using five gallon paint sticks. I’ll show you the tools and tips you’ll need to do it yourself.
Learn how to make a convex frame for a painting I made for a client. I make the frame and show it installed in the client’s house. Learn all of the tools, tips and woodworking techniques you’ll need to make a custom frame.
I’m a long-time Howard Stern fan and was really excited to hear that he started painting a few years ago. I’m sending him one of my ready-made frame systems along with a few panels, an easel, and one of my original oil paintings. It would be awesome to get on the show….I know it’s a […]
Learn how to make simple picture frames and how to hang them on a French cleat system using the Leica Lino L2 laser level. Here’s more info on the level and how to use it: Leica Lino L2 Laser Level – Product Page Leica Lino Blog: Picking the right laser
Here are a bunch of new wood cut prints we added to the online gallery that are available for sale. They are all signed originals and are part of the “Barnyard Series”. They look really sharp framed in simple frames and hung as singles or in groupings. Here’s a link to the online art […]
Here’s a quick Q & A of the frame building video and mounting works on paper without using glass. There were a lot of questions and comments on using wood glue instead of archival glue for this project and hear thoughts on that. Also, learn to make a small hive beetle trap for the […]
Learn how to make custom frames with aluminum leaf for paintings by the well-known artist Elwood Howell who lives and paints in East Hampton. Elwood paints on heavy duty paper and these paintings are mounted and framed in walnut with aluminum leaf without using glass. Check out Facebook for a slow-mo video of the bees and […]
Here’s a quick video on making wood cut block prints and framing them in a simple frame. This is the “Pig” from the barnyard series of prints. Here’s a link to the online gallery and some of the barnyard prints: http://jon-peters-art-home.myshopify.com/collections/wood-cut-prints
Learn how to use end grain wood to make veneer and create a custom frame. This frame is made using a block of zebra wood that was lying around the shop. It’s a great way to repurpose smaller blocks of wood. The painting of the plane is part of the “tool series”, which will eventually […]
Here’s a video showing you how to make a walnut frame for a painting that is part of Jon’s “shop tool series”. These paintings will be turned into a book featuring all the shop tool paintings and will be a nice collectors item.
Learn how to mill reclaimed wood into molding for making picture frames. Here’s a finished frameWhat the lumber looks before milling:
Here’s a link to a recent Wall Street Journal article about the brand new Whitney Museum in NYC (relocated downtown in the trendy Meatpacking District) and the new frames made for many of the masterworks from the collection. It seems that many of the best works…from artists like Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns and Georgia O’Keefe…were in […]
Here’s a how-to video on making a frame for a mirror to match the bathroom vanity I build for a client.