Tips on Selecting the Proper Frame
Tips for choosing the best frames for your art.
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Edward Thorpe provides these tips on how to select the correct frame for a piece of art, explaining what should be considered to make the most of the artwork:
- No matter what style home you have, nothing dresses up the walls like a piece of beautiful artwork and with the right frame, anything can look like a masterpiece.
- While it's always a good idea to know what colors are going to be in a room, the colors for the framing should be drawn out of the artwork itself.
- If the artwork is valuable, consider using preservation techniques. These include acid-free paper, UV protective glass or plastic and keeping the art away from the glass, which is usually accomplished with a mat.
- Thorpe tries to avoid putting really strong color in the matting as it draws your eye to the framing rather than the artwork. Try a few variations of mats before moving onto the frame.
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