Does the thought of custom framing feel daunting?
Like even though you absolutely love the new art you bought, and you know that you should go get it framed instead of letting it sit in the mailing tube it came with, but have a case of the I-don't-wannas?
OR have you gone to a custom framer before and just ended up agreeing with whatever your framer suggested without ever really knowing what the heck he was talking about?
It's time to turn that "I don't know, whatever you think," into "I would like a frame with this, please."
In this quick guide, I'm going to walk you through the 5 essential things you need to know to confidently order a custom frame. One that will not only look good but will properly protect your Parima art for many years to come.
Here's what we'll cover:
- We'll start with a visual breakdown of a frame's anatomy.
- Then take a look at the different ways of mounting your art to a frame and why one is better than the other.
- We'll talk about the pros and cons of acrylic and glass coverings.
- Then see why you need to insist on a specific type of mat board.
- And finally, we'll cover the 3 different types of hanging systems and what scenarios would cause you to choose one over the other.