Framing a work of art sometimes is nearly as costly as the art work itself. It is important that you do it properly to make your piece of art look the best it can be.
The frame and mat can either make or break a piece of art, so take your artwork to a professional framer instead of trying to frame it yourself. These folks do this for a living and most of them have seen many different types of art, and know what works well, and what doesn’t.
THE most important tip to keep in mind, is DON’T frame the art to match a room in your house. The added bonus with this, is if you move, redecorate, or decide to hang the piece in another location, it will always look appropriate.
Another mistake people often make is to try and pick up colours in the artwork to match the frame or mat. We advise to exercise caution here, the art shouldn’t match or blend with the frame, the frame should make that piece of art POP on your wall.
Instead choose picture frames and mats that will enhance the work of art itself. Our suggestion is most pieces is often a plain black mat with a simple black (not ornate) frame. he black sets a perfect backdrop for the artwork and elevates it.
Avoid framing that overwhelms the artwork. Frames should enhance a work of art, as well as to protect it from dirt, dust and handling…..while maintaining a controlled setting essential for the life of the piece.
Remember: the art work is the star and the matting & framing are just there to make the star look great!.
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