How to Frame Your Foam Core Mounted Photograph
But, once you mount your picture, how do you go about framing a photo mounted on foam core? It’s actually quite easy to do.
Regular Picture Frame with Glass
- Measure the inside of the frame and the foam core mounted picture.
- Cut the picture with the utility knife until it will fit snugly into the frame.
- If the foam core picture still moves within the frame, add a thin piece of cardboard and then seal the backing. If the foam core is large enough to not move within the frame, simply seal the back without adding a piece of cardboard.
If you do decide that your photo mounted on foam core would look better with matting, you will need to get a deeper frame. You should maybe take your picture to a frame store and ask them what they recommend. And, if you’ve never cut matting before, you should have a professional do that as well. Once the matting is cut, simply follow the above procedures with the addition of added the matting to the front of your picture.
One other way to frame a photo mounted on foam core is to mount it at the back of a deep frame. Basically, you’re creating a shadow box, which gives the image a three-dimensional quality.
There are no limitations on how to frame a photo mounted on foam core. You can experiment with added decorations to the frame of the front of the photo. If you go with the shadow box idea, add little dolls, furniture, etc., section nearest the glass and make your photo the background. Above all, just have fun with it.