10 things to know before framing your picture
1. What and why to custom frame: Whether you are framing a poster, your kid’s hand prints, or a fine work of art, custom framing will reflect your personal taste and protect your piece for years to come.
2. Consider the surroundings: While you should certainly consider the room’s decor, you shouldn’t match the frame at the expense of what looks good with the picture. Your professional framer will help you through the process of determining what work best with both the item and the room. take into consideration that you may someday redo crate the room or move the art.
3. Choose matting to enhance your artwork: Matting is the term used to describe “the window-cut” material placed around an image within a frame. They can also be made with a variety of materials such as paper, fabric & cotton in a wide range of colors. Mats serve as a spacer allowing the artwork to expand and contract with change in humidity. Matting makes the overall size of the finished piece larger and provides a space for the eyes to rest between the art and the frame.
4. An Ounce of prevention: Many at times cherished art is damaged prior to arriving the frame shop because it is poorly preserved or transported. If it’s a rolled piece such as a poster, serious damage can be caused by rubber bands, tapes, paper clips or even a gentle squeeze. Make sure that the art work is placed in a folder, protective covering or tube. To prevent accidental damage, allow your framer to remove the artwork from its packaging.
5. It’s all in the details: Consider adding another detail. Fillets, beveled mat treatments, creative window openings, specially paper and fabric mats can add a distinctive look to your art. An experienced framer is familiar with these options and can help you decide what works best with your item. Sometimes it’s the smallest element that makes the biggest difference.
6. Choose the best frame to enhance your art: There are thousands of different frame styles and sizes that come in a variety of stains, glazes, and finishes. Let your help you select the frame that best suits your artwork and have it made to your exact specifications.
7. Archival materials protect your art: Some common framing materials such as paper mats and cardboard contain acid that will gradually destroy your art. Using archival mats and backing boards will protect art from the damaging effects of time and from common pollutants that cause yellowing, fading, deterioration. Additionally, certain types of glass will help prevent damage caused by UV light.
8. Mounting your artwork properly: The dry & wet mounting processes bond artwork to a board to prevent artwork from bubbling or waving and are most appropriate for posters and photographs. Pieces of any value are generally not dry or wet mounted since these processes are irreversible and can greatly affect any resale value. Museum mounting, commonly known as hinging, attaches the art with paper hinges to the board. The art hangs freely, allowing it to expand or contract with changes in humidity. Hinging or archival photo corners are recommended for original artwork, delicate photographs and other irreplaceable items.
9. Choose glazing to protect your art: Glazing refers to the glass or acrylic material covering the artwork as a means of protection. There are many variations including regular clear glass, anti reflective (chemically coated), non-glare (acid etched) and conservation glass (specially formulated to help filter UV light). There are also acrylic glazing products that come in the non-glare and UV filtering varieties. Acrylic is lighter in weight and is safer than glass but requires soft cloth and a nonabrasive cleanser. It is ideal for over sized pieces, frames hanging in children’s rooms or items to be shipped.
10. Find the right framer: A good framer will help you with all the decisions that go into properly framing your picture. Quality framers have years of experience with preservation framing and design using a variety of materials and methods. ART WORLD PICTURE, the professional framer are dedicated to providing beautiful custom design and great service.
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Fabric or silk cover the mat board is ready for oil paintings and lacquer-ware paintings. This is more enhancement when adding these materials and assembling the fillet or gold color bevel of foam core to the paintings. We specialize in fabric/linen covering mat board. Come to our shop for more consultation by the framing specialist.