This is a person who is a craftsman that frames keepsakes, art, photos, and more for someone to display proudly in their home or office or to give as a gift. Picture framers Melbourne is a great example of this type of craftsman. Before you become a framer you should make sure that have certain skills that can include measuring and cutting material, stretching canvas, aesthetic design, and people skills because you will be working with a variety of clients. A picture framer should also have some business skills as they may be a partner in a frame shop or have to be in charge of the shop when the owner is out.
Most picture framers Melbourne gain their skills from taking classes or through an apprenticeship in a framing store. You can take classes at craft centers, and community colleges but there is nothing better than to get your education and experience working for a framing store. If you decide to become a certified picture framer there are two levels of certification in framing that you can choose from offered by The Professional Picture Framer’s Association. This is an international organization dedicated to “high quality framing arts.”
When working in custom frames Melbourne you will have different duties that you do each day. For example, a customer walks into the shop to have a picture framed. The picture framer would talk to the client to find out the size of the work that they want done, if they have any certain specifications for the job, when they need to have the work completed, and the style and color of the frame they want. If a client is not sure then it is the picture framer’s job to get as many details as they can from the client so they can help guide the client into the different choices there are for the job they want done and help the client to make the final decision.
After finalizing the job it is the picture framers Melbourne job to either build the frame or assemble a pre-made frame. The picture framer may also have to cut the mat if it is a special size and then attach it to the item that they are framing. They will also have to put in the glass. If the item they want framed is three-dimensional like letters written on two sides, two photos with a sentimental object between the two like dried flowers then the picture framer will have to make multiple frames with hinges and double glass sides or a shadow box to frame these items correctly. A picture framer may also have to build special frames for artist and stretch blank canvases over the frame for the artist to paint on.