Choosing the Right Picture Frame for your Artwork

Choosing the Right Picture Frame for your Artwork can be a daunting task. Now that you’ve successfully completed your masterpiece, the decision to choose a frame is the next hurdle to conquer.

Many factors play a roll in choosing the perfect frame; cost may well be a factor and something that not only enhances it to the maximum, but it looks well wherever it is going to be hung.

This is where the journey of discovery begins, so many styles and sizes of frame. So many colours and materials to choose from. Is it a watercolour, oil, charcoal or pastel? Should it have a mount, or one mat colour? Should it be a single mount or a double one? Or perhaps even a bevelled groove with multiple mat colours?

Will you choose matching, plain or offset colours? Non-reflective UV glass, plain clear picture glass or museum acrylic sheet? Choosing the right picture frame for your artwork has many variables to consider. Your local picture framer will be able to give you the best advice.

ALTERNATIVES IN PICTURE FRAMING STYLES.
ALTERNATIVES IN PICTURE FRAMING STYLES.

 

For example, framing a charcoal or pastel artwork, will be framed a little differently to framing an acrylic or oil painting. Art mediums that have loose particles can play havoc on a matboard when mounted as a print or acrylic.

Here are a few technical factors to consider before deciding on the perfect picture frame for your artwork.

  • In what medium has it been painted? Or is it a print?
  • Is it better with or without a frame and then, traditional frame or modern? Have a look at some of our frame inspirations here >
  • How big is the picture and where is it going to be hung (what environment)?
  • Are there key colours in the picture that you want to pick out and compliment the frame or matboard mount?
  • Does the frame allow the picture to breathe?
  • Does the artwork require glass or will it be open?
  • What is your budget?
The components of a standard picture frame.
The components of a standard picture frame.

The styles and materials that you can custom frame your picture in, are endless

The styles and materials that you can custom frame your picture in, are endless

 

Give us a call to discuss your perfect picture frame.

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