Putting together a puzzle is one of the most universal activities that's enjoyable for children and adults of all ages. The neurotransmitter, dopamine, is produced when doing puzzles, making it just as fun as it is educational. The worst part of the puzzle piecing process is the heartbreak of taking your beautiful work of art apart and having to put it back in the box. But fear not -- you don't always have to take your puzzle apart. The alternative is to frame your puzzle and hang it proudly for the world to see your accomplishment. It's easy with some tips. Here's what you need to know about how to frame a puzzle.
Select the Right Puzzle
While any puzzle can be framed, you want to take some time to think about a few factors before selecting the right puzzle for this project. Remember, once a puzzle is framed, it can't be taken apart and put together again, so it'll essentially turn your puzzle into a beautiful work of art. It's a small sacrifice, but it's worth it. You'll also want to think about the detail of the puzzle and its difficulty level. Moderately difficult puzzles are the perfect balance that displays the artistic qualities of a puzzle without taking away from its overall impression.
Explore Adhesive Options
When it comes time to frame your puzzle, keep in mind that there are two main options for adhesives. The first is a glue/gloss option that you essentially paint with a paintbrush over the top of the puzzle. Some people say that this method may slightly alter the appearance of the puzzle, and it could even give it a matte type of finish. It also tends to be a bit messy, but overall, it's quite simple. The other option is to purchase sticky sheets designed to preserve a puzzle without the mess of puzzle glue. These sheets come in various sizes; all you have to do is buy the right size, stick the sheets onto the back of the puzzle, and let the adhesive dry. Both of these methods are relatively quick and easy.
Ultimately, it's easy to frame your easy or moderately difficult puzzles. For more information about 2000 piece puzzles, contact Masterpieces.