Not all Art is the same. What’s your art made of and how it is framed will result in a huge difference not only to the look, but its’ longevity.
When framing, it’s important to understand what your art is made of. This means understanding the art medium that has been used to create the art.
Definition: In a fine art context, “art medium” refers to the art materials or artist supplies used to create a work of art. Basically, it’s whatever you use to make a mark upon a surface and what type of surface that is.
Consider these things:
Art work and framing is unique to each piece. There’s a lot of difference between framing a delicate art work on rice paper and designing a frame where the artist has used thick oil paint on a heavy timber board.
A good custom frame protects the art. It also supports the weight, conserves the original art and retains value. Most importantly, your finished frame will look sensational on the wall.
The Different Mediums Used to Create Art and how to Frame them.
Mediums used in art are oil paints, watercolour, acrylic paints, graphite pencils, charcoal and pastels (oil and chalk pastels). Resin art on board or canvas is a new trend. Textiles such as Indigenous bark paintings, cloth, T-towels, embroidery, tapestry, jigsaws, canvas painting and prints are all well used art mediums.
Limited edition prints, giclee prints, cheap prints and posters, photography, certificates, maps are common forms of art that regularly come to the framing table.
Memorabilia such as medals, footy jerseys, surf rashis, collectables and keepsakes, mixed media and collages provide opportunities for problem solving and showcasing our talented framer’s skills.
Keep reading to discover how some of these art mediums are framed.
How to Frame Pastel
Examples of different art works:
How to Frame Mixed Media – 3D work and Keepsakes
How to Frame Original Oil Paint
How to frame Prints, Photographs and Paper works
A custom frame fits the frame perfectly, looks fabulous on your wall and becomes a framed memory as a special moment in time. A well designed, quality built custom frame combined with your special art, sets the mood for your home, gives it soul, and preserves your art for many year to come.
If you have something to frame, please book your free, non obligatory 30 minute consultation with one of our designers now . You can enjoy the unique experience of designing that special frame for your art work.
More examples of different art mediums and how to frame them.
You now have an insight into why custom framing is such a worthwhile experience when choosing a frame for your precious art and collectables.
Until next time
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