It started as a hobby, but now you’re proud of the art you created! Who knows, you could join the more than 2 million Americans who do art as their main source of income.
Before you try to sell your art, you want to put a few of your favorites up in your house. But, you don’t want to stick them up on the walls without a frame.
We put together a quick guide to help you frame a print to hang in your home. Keep reading to learn how to add the finishing touch before you hang your artwork.
Types of Art Frames
The first thing you should decide is what kind of frame you’re looking for. There are all kinds of frames to choose from and these are the most common.
- Gallery frame
- Modern frame
- Floating frame
- Deep-set frame
- Tabletop frame
Choose a style of frame that suits your room and the theme of the print to make sure everything ties together and looks cohesive.
Premade Framing Kits
If you’re looking for something quick and easy, you can buy a premade kit with a frame and a mat ready to go. All you need to do is place your art print in the opening in the back.
This works well for prints with common sizes and shapes. But, if your artwork is a unique size or shape, you’ll have a hard time finding a premade kit that fits your needs.
How to Frame a Print From Scratch
For those who don’t like or can’t find a premade framing kit, there are still options for framing a photo or artwork. It takes a bit more effort, but you can still frame artwork without a kit.
The first step is to choose a frame that suits your art piece and your room decor. Make sure the frame is at least big enough to fit the print because you don’t always need a mat in the frame.
If your chosen frame is larger than the print, then you’ll also want a custom mat board to fill the space between the print and the frame. Choose a color that complements the art without drawing attention away from it.
You can also use a couple of small dots of clear glue to secure the print in the center of the frame for a floating image look. Keep in mind that this means your wall will peek through between the frame and the picture.
Focus On Your Frame of Mind
When you made your art project, you had a certain mood you wanted to capture. When you frame that print, it focuses the eye on what’s inside of the frame.
Keep these tips in mind when you decide which frame to choose. Once you hang your art, take a step back and admire it. It takes skill to express yourself in art form!
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