One dilemma I sometimes have is how to secure artwork in a frame. Remember the menu chalkboard using homemade chalkboard paint? I made several other chalkboards at the same time using frames I found while thrifting. Unfortunately, thrifted frames usually don’t have backing or hardware.
One day last summer, we locked ourselves out of the house and Richard had to break a window to get in. When he replaced the pane, he used glazing points to hold in the glass.
Aha! Glazing points also work perfectly for holding artwork, chalkboards, etc. in a frame. Just lay them flat on the backing with pointed end toward the frame. The glazing points have “shoulders” that you press against with a screw driver or putty knife. Use several spaced around the perimeter- the number of glazing points to use will depend on the size of your frame.
Make sure the shoulders don’t stick up past the frame; otherwise, they will scratch the wall when you hang your picture.
So simple! I’ve also used hot glue or gorilla glue, but sometimes have a problem with glue oozing to the front. Whenever I’ve tried staples, they go completely into the frame, which defeats the purpose. There must be a trick to that. What do you use to secure artwork in a frame?