Tips on Framing Your Art

Your special piece has arrived and now it is time to find the perfect frame!

I often get asked the question, "What type of frame should I buy?" Your custom piece should only be framed in a shadow box style frame. This will protect the piece from getting smashed and from harmful contaminants that float around in our environment.

You can find shadow box frames at any craft store or framing shop. Depending on how dimensional you portrait is, you'll want to find a frame depth of 1" - 4". Another great option would be to find a large keepsake box that you love. I have seen several frame style keepsake boxes at my local Homegoods store. I love this option as they are usually lined with fabric, giving your piece a touch of added texture.  

If you are looking for ultimate protection I recommend upgrading the glass in your frame to a Conservation Clear glass. This is the best way to go as it offers the highest level of UV protection. Over time, exposure to indoor and outdoor UV light rays will contribute to fading and deterioration. Conservation Clear glass effectively blocks up to 99% of UV light rays to protect against fading and helps keep your art pieces brighter, longer. 

Custom frame
your special piece. 

Floating

Floating your portrait is a beautiful way to display your priceless piece. This method is the perfect alternative to the traditional matted frames you are most likely familiar with. It will make the artwork appear as if it is floating, giving it an added visual detail. 

If a scenic background has been added to your custom portrait I can't recommend this method of framing more!

 
 
 

Get creative!

Choose a beautiful acid-free paper to place beneath your art piece. Simply cut the paper to fit the chosen frame and mount the custom portrait on top with framers tape.


Matting

When adding matting to your piece, I highly suggest keeping the thought of less is more in the forefront. Stick with whites and creams to keep visual attention on your one-of-a-kind piece. To preserve it overtime, make sure all matting materials are acid-free. 


Framing to the edge

This option is exactly as stated keeping all eyes on the art. Simply find a frame that fits your portrait dimensions and hang!


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