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Frames


Frames are used to protect, aid in hanging or displaying, and provide a finished appearance to a piece of artwork. Frames sold with glazing material tend to be used for drawings, prints, and watercolors, while open back frames are intended more for framing paintings on stretched canvas or canvas panels. This is not a strict rule, and the frame should be purchased to enhance the artwork, not overwhem it.

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Informal and Rustic Frames

Informal and Rustic Frames are a great choice for landscapes and certain still life paintings and drawings. These frames tend to be more simple in their design with clean lines and minimal decoration and are usually stained or distressed to highlight the grain of the wood. These frames do not come with glass or glazing material or hanging hardware.

 
 
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  • Tips on Framing Your Artwork
    Tips on Framing Your Artwork

    Framing does more than just enhance the look of your artwork; if done properly, it protects it from damaging elements. Hilary explains some of the key materials and provides tips on how to frame your original works of art so they will last a lifetime.

 

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