How to Frame A Fine Art Print

Wondering how to frame your new state print? What color frame to use, to mat or not to mat?!, where should you even purchase a frame? Let's get some of those questions answered! 

((And if you'd rather watch a video answering all your questions, just scroll to the bottom of this post.))

READY MADE FRAMES:

All of my prints are 8" x 10" or 11" x 14", this means: NO CUSTOM FRAMING NEEDED (unless, of course, that's your thing). So, where can you buy a frame for my prints? Anywhere that sells frames! Three stores I often send folks to:

  • Ikea: check out their HOVSTA frames, here
  • Target: Several customers have used these
  • Michaels: Huge selection of frames
  • West Elm: These are beautiful.

HOT TIP: If you find a frame that you love, but the mat is not cut to the size you need for your print, you can have a mat cut inexpensively at Hobby Lobby or Michaels -- just ask for their economy mat option! 

Question: But what color frame should I get?
Answer: What color works best in YOUR space? I usually recommend a black, white or natural wood frame --- all of my fine art has been created to match any of those choices. I have also had multiple folks use a silver or gold frame, which looks absolutely beautiful. You do you, friends! 

Question: Should I add a mat?
Answer: How big of a space do you want the print and frame to take up? If you're looking to fill a large wall, then I recommend the 11" x 14" print with a 3-4" mat and a 1-2" frame. This will make the art look much larger and achieve the effect you're going for. 

If you just want the print to take up a small amount of space, use the 8" x 10" print and find a frame that fits an 8" x 10" exactly (without a mat!).

Question: Where did you find the frames in your pictures? 
Answer: The birch frames are modeled after an ikea frame (HOVSTA). The hanging frames are handmade my my husband and I --- we make these in large batches but they often sell out quickly. 

Question: Can you make me a frame like the one in your photo? 
Answer: Soon! I'm beginning a partnership with a manufacturer in Cincinnati, Ohio that will one day be able to produce frames for me! Hopefully, this will be something that we can offer Summer 2021.

 

 Still have questions? Use the "contact us" form on our page to send use your question -- we're happy to help!

1 comment

  • Love you and what you do.

    Karen

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