Framing itself is an ART. Many of our clients wanted suggestions on how to frame ART they’ve purchased from us or simply a print that’s been hiding in their closet for years. First we recommend that you find a framer who will take time to work with you, offering you multiple options at a reasonable price. Then we turned to Barbi Reed, ARTprojectA.com co-founder, owner of ANNE REED GALLERY and experienced ART collector for her advice and expertise. Today we have TIP #6 in our series of ARTprojectA’s 10+ Tips about framing, from Barbi.
TIP #6 – “Sometimes ‘floating’ ART above the mat, creating a shadow around the edges, is preferred. This choice is particularly appropriate if the edges of the ART are irregular. (See ARTprojectA’s ART Glossary for ‘Deckled’ edge). Placing the art on 1/16”-1/8” acid free foam core or mat board cut slightly smaller than the ART, raises the ART, thereby allowing its edges to create a small shadow on the background mat.”
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