Here is a behind the scenes look at creating an aluminum wrapped frame for a Captain America movie poster. Everyday I handle art and frames with extra care. The process is so delicate at times that it requires wearing white gloves throughout the framing. It was a nice change to let loose and just take a hammer to a frame. I wanted this frame to mimic the background of the poster. I started by joining an unfinished frame to be the base structure.
Next, I measured and rolled out the sheets of aluminum needed to wrap the frame. Started wrapping the aluminum so that the wood was no longer visible.
Then the fun begins…hammering the aluminum to enforce all the creases of the frame and wrapping more aluminum to the other legs of the frame.
Once the entire frame was wrapped…more hammering to distress the aluminum.
Here is the completed frame!