To frame or not to frame: Finished sides of a painting

As a custom frame shop and art gallery, it’s a natural response to say “frame it” when someone buys a new piece of art. However, if an artist has finished the sides of a canvas, is it necessary to frame it?

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Custom framing: Adding fillets to your project

Custom framing can be pretty cut and dry for many projects, but what about the pieces that require something a bit special? There are many elements that you can choose to make a framing project more elaborate, and custom fillets are a great way to use a small detail to create a big impact.

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Custom Framing: Multiple Mats

Works on paper and photographs generally benefit from having a mat included in custom framing materials. A mat helps keep the piece in place, enhances the focal point, and keeps the glass from being directly on the artwork.

A simple way to add something special to a 2D piece is by using multiple mats. In the piece below, you can see how adding a few mats in different tones really draws the eye in to the piece. They accentuate the different tones in the artwork, as well.

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