Some ideas are so stupid you just have to try them out, right?
We recently acquired a whimsical yet edgy drawing from acclaimed New York artist Glenn Palmer-Smith. The theme is Russian, and although I have made many picture frames over the years, I felt this piece called for something special. When I thought about Russia, the stark concrete architecture from the Soviet era came to mind, so a frame with the same look seemed just right.
Step 1: Sketch of Cross-section
Illustration (1) is a cross section of the form I had to build. I decided on a frame width of 2 1/2" and a depth of 1 1/2". I also bought a pre-cut piece of glass which closely matched the size of the drawing -- 16" X 24". I bought a pre-cut piece of 1/2 " birch plywood to use as a backing for the form. I had a few odds and ends of 2 x 4s around from which all of the other form materials were made from (table saw needed).