This piece is a very large jigsaw puzzle picture and took time to prepare for framing. First we had to sandwich the picture between two sheets of board bigger than the picture and flip it over so that we could work on the back of it. Then we taped all the pieces with gummed tape to keep the small pieces in position. This prevented the jig-saw from falling apart while we worked on gluing the complete picture to a permanent backing board. We pasted the backing board and laid the picture on top of it. We then placed the jig-saw face up in a dry-mount press and heat-sealed the front of the it.
Heat sealing is like melting a thin sheet of plastic film to the picture. This piece was too large for picture framing glass which is only 2mm and would break easy in that size. It would also be very heavy for hanging in a home. So this was the way to go. The jig-saw picture was then ready for framing. A simple scooped frame was used on it. As the picture is a busy picture it needed no embellishments in the frame.
This angle will give you some perspective as to the actual size of the large jigsaw puzzle if you compare the content of it to the that of the image above: