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An extremely versatile, beautifully simple, wood frame for paintings, prints, watercolors, photos, or mirrors. Choose from a variety of finishes, widths and rabbet depths to suit your needs.
The gold and silver leaf frames are hand-finished with the "Old World" technique of showing lines between each individual leaf which reveals a thin separation line.
Note — Hanging hardware not included.
Color Matching — We do our best to match the color of frames, both on our website photography and in our catalogs, but differences in technology may affect the appearance of the photo on your screen. You are entitled to return, for refund or credit, any frame that does not meet your expectations.
Frame Depth — The depth of a frame refers to the depth of the frame's rabbet (the cut-out area behind the frame's molding that holds your artwork in place). To find a frame that will accommodate your artwork, measure the depth of the artwork, including any matting or mounting materials, and order a frame with a depth that is, at a minimum, the same as that measured depth.
Frame Dimensions — Frames are sized by the opening, not by the outside of the molding. To determine the size of frame to order, measure the outside of your artwork, including mat, and order that size frame. The frame will overlap your artwork ¼" all the way around, so your artwork will fit nicely behind the frame's molding.
Open Back Frames — These frames are meant to be hung on the wall and are sold as just the frame face. They are not shipped with backing material, glazing material, or hanging hardware. The open back frames are commonly used for traditional profile stretched canvases.
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By Kay B
Comments about Blick Simplon Plein Air Frames:
Really sets off an oil painting. Somewhat antique looking but not too dark or not looking too shiny, either so it fits all decors.Exceptionally well packaged. Have ordered 4 Simplon gold leaf frames from Blick. All shipped without ANY issue and arrived in excellent condition.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I think these frames are great and at a low price.
from Milwaukee WI
I've been entering some plein air competitions and these frames are good for that.
Lovely frame. Perfectly set off my oil painting.
I use this frame for wooden frame canvas oil paintings. Used offset brackets (purchased separately) in the back to mount the canvas into the frame. Worked perfectly and looked very professional.
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from Phoenix, Ariz.
I bought two of these frames for a couple of my own paintings, one silver leaf and the other silver speckled. (They come in many other nice looking finishes.) I am very pleased with both frames. They came well packaged and without damage. The are made in Mexico of actual wood, which I like--the box smelled wonderful, like a Mexican import store. They add a sort of old-fashioned elegant look without detracting from the art work. They seem especially perfect for landscapes or portraits. I definitely plan to purchase these frames again for future projects.
Excellent customer service
By Door County Painter
from Sturgeon Bay WI
I recently bought six plein air frames. All arrived quickly and looked very nice...except one had a slight nick in the frame..... a little too big and obvious for me to attempt to easily fix. I took a photo of it and called Blick cust service. I explained the problem....offered the photo. The CS rep nicely responded to my problem, offered to fix it by shipping a new one for free without requiring a return. I received the new frame in two days. It was FINE. Very pleased with the outstanding service.
Good frames for plain air oils, well priced and well packege
Very nice frames - sturdy & very cost effective
Been buying these frames for several years now and have yet to find any that come close to its quality and price point
from Lovingston, VA
These frames are a very good value. The gold antique finish frames dress up new work for sale and allow the artist to present a more finished product without breaking the bank.
Great, inexpensive plein air frame
from Pinto, AZ
One was very slightly dinged on the inner edge, and the "sage" bore no relation to sage, which one thinks of as a dusty green. Having said that, I was DELIGHTED with the frame for the price.
This is my 2nd order for Frames from Dick Blick. I ordered 8 first and like the quality so much I just ordered 4 more. I will never buy any where else. The color you see on line or in book is very close to what you get. I was able to pick great frames for all my paintings.
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