Don’t be afraid of framing! TIP#7

GUSTAVO RAMOS-RIVERA “Risa De Soles,” 2003 Pigment ink print, 30″x24″ (image 20″x14″) – Ed. 30, $800

“Help!” 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.  We turned to Barbi Reed, co-founder, owner of ANNE REED GALLERY and experienced ART collector for her advice and expertise.  Today we have TIP #7 in our series of ARTprojectA’s 10+ Tips about framing, from Barbi.

TIP #7 – It’s possible to place art directly on a mat board and not spend money for a window (overlaying) mat. This is particularly suitable for a piece of art that is bigger than normal mat board size, already has a border as part of the art, has irregular edges, or has a lot of white space around its edges. In this case, make sure to leave enough white space showing between the edge of the art and the interior edge of the frame, so as not to not “crowd” the work. When choosing this option, the background mat board color is still important. If choosing white, try to match as closely as possible the white in the art to achieve a seamless effect.”

GUSTAVO RAMOS-RIVERA “Alba En Cerro Gordo,” 2003, Pigment ink print, 24″x30″ (image 13.5″x20″) – Ed. 30, $800

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One Response to Don’t be afraid of framing! TIP#7

  1. Watercolors on fine quality watercolor paper with a beautiful rag edge are especially nice when “floated” so that you get to see the full painting and the lovely deckled edge. #art #framing #watercolors

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