Here is a list of ideas for how you can frame your art and what you need to consider when doing so!
Things to Consider:
- What is your budget?
- What is the style of existing frames you own?
- Where will the art hang/be displayed? (is it next to something very bright or colourful?, is the room dark or light?, Are there other things hanging on the wall? etc.
- Does the art need a frame? Maybe there is another alternative?
- What kind of frame will suit the art best?
Choosing the Right Frame:
Now that you have thought about the above considerations it is time to really plan the details.
Your Budget: With your budget you might be able to get your art framed professionally -getting art professionally framed can be beneficial as there is an option to get glass that has a protective layer to it -preventing art from fading over time. So, getting this can be a great investment to really preserve the art that you care about – especially if the art will hang in a sunny location!
If your art is more protected away from the sun or you have a smaller budget that you are working with then there is an option to purchase a more affordable frame that is Plexiglas instead of glass. You could purchase a glass frame from a thrift store and fix it up by adding a fresh coat of paint.
The Location Where the Art Will Hang/Be Displayed: Before deciding on a frame you need to think about where the frame will go? For example, if it is hanging on a darker wall like a navy wall then choosing a black frame is only going to blend in -whereas choosing a white, grey, or pale toned wood frame is going to stand out and be more of an accent. Pinterest can be a good tool to research this for instance you can search: “Frame colour for navy walls” and see what kind of ideas pop up.
Frames You Own: You want to think about your style and the frames that you already own- this will guide you into deciding what frame is right. If you own a lot of wooden frames, black or white frames then check first if that style of frame will go with your artwork.
You can check if an artwork goes with a frame by:
- Taking a photo of the artwork and photoshopping in a frame
- Taking the artwork into a framing store for a free consultation to see what a professional thinks
- Making a mock frame with coloured paper to see what colour or thickness of frame would visually work best
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