How can I get the frame to hold my foam board photos?

by Peggy

I bought some prints from an artist that are mounted on foam board i bought frames for them but the backing of the frame will not close on the frame because of thickness is there a way to fix this issue?

  7 answers
  • Pat Pat on Mar 30, 2019

    I have seen foam board art work taped to the back of the frame. Usually brown paper cut to the size of the frame and then brown tape put on to hold all in place. I don't think there are any nails or tacks, just tape on the back of the frame. If you are hanging the art work, I think you could put hangers on the back of the frame. Don't know if I am explaining this correctly but I have several of these "thick" pictures in my house on the wall.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Mar 30, 2019

    Peggy, I am doing the same with two pieces of foam board today. One is too thick; one is too thin and my frames aren’t exactly the same. I know a few facts that might help with my framing: 1. Foam board can be cut relatively easily, including small gouges to help with precise fitting. 2. Foam board comes in several thicknesses, so sometimes a second thin piece can be attached to add more bulk if the first doesn’t fit. 3. Lots of little hangers will fit into form board for hanging, including double-stick tape. I have one piece with Contact paper already attached. And one board which my youngest granddaughter used as a backdrop for something she made, and I want to display the backdrop! Maybe some of my love for foam board inspired you with hanging help. If not, thanks for reading this. Best wishes to you and your artwork!

  • Mr ATC Mr ATC on Mar 30, 2019

    You just need to pull it up a little bit towards the edge of the frame and it should lock

  • Ive seen where people just run tape along the edge of the back

  • Esterfell Esterfell on Sep 11, 2022

    Hi! Sticking to the back of the frame would probably be the most correct solution. But when I faced a similar problem, I just gave up on this idea. Ask why? Yes, just because I made acrylic photo montages with the help of a company specializing in this. They are experts in the field of Acrylic Photo Mounts and use a 2 mm thick black acrylic base to complete the printing on acrylic glass. Therefore, their products can serve for a very long time. Think about it to use it.

  • CaslRock CaslRock on Sep 12, 2022

    Sometimes a boar or painting is not measured before the frame is ordered. Nevertheless, your problem is solvable, and I can suggest several ways. The first is to replace the mounting clips with larger ones. This is the easiest way, but sometimes they are hard to find. You can look for them at; they have everything related to art. If you still can't find these, try gluing them on. This option is less sustainable, but possible. Cardboard won't do it, so regular hot glue will easily hold it in the frame. I suggest you try the first layout. Let me know if my ideas were helpful!