Tips on Framing Your Artwork

Tips on Framing Your Artwork

Hi, I’m Hllary. Framing does more than just enhance the look
of your artwork. It protects it from
damaging elements. If you frame your original
works of art properly and with the right materials,
it will last a lifetime. For valuable art
I recommend taking it to a professional framer. But if you’re framing
your own artwork and you want it to be protected,
here are some tips. The number one rule for
protecting your artwork is to use conservation
or museum grade materials. These are archival
mounting boards, mat boards, and adhesives. These materials will not
deteriorate over time, and will not transfer
damaging acids onto your art. Original work should be hinged
onto mat boards rather than
spray or dry mounted. Make sure to
attach the art using acid free
non permanent adhesives. These can be removed
if necessary and won’t destroy your art. Mat board not only gives
your work visual space, but it also keeps glass from
touching the surface of your art. This is really important. Regardless of whether
you’re framing a photo, a poster, or an original work,
always make sure the glass is away from the surface. Condensation can
collect inside the glass and can ruin your artwork. For charcoal or pastels,
use glass only. Acrylic glazing is susceptible
to static electricity which can attract particles. UV protected glass is
always recommended, but whatever glazing you use, never hang your work
in direct sunlight. Lastly seal
the back of the frame with double stick tape
and craft paper, making sure it is airtight. This will keep out dust
and environmental pollutants that can affect
your art over time. You can find all of these and many other framing materials
on the Blick website. Captioned by GigEcast

14 thoughts on “Tips on Framing Your Artwork

  1. This is a good brief overview, but for some of us it is more convenient & economical to pay a professional framer.

    By the time I got all the equipment, space, tools & supplies, I had thousands invested. Not to mention the wasted materials, frustration from mistakes I made learning how to mat & frame.

    Now I take all my work to a framer. He does a great job. I have more time, money for materials, space & mental energy to paint.

  2. Hi, I have some giclee on torn edge paper…. to me the torn edges are part of the art…. but if I frame it as you show here it hides the edges…. I want the edges exposed….. What can I do?

  3. When you want to show the edges of the paper within a frame, you can display the artwork on a board and secure it with Hinging Tape. Please contact Blick's product experts for details on how to do this and materials needed. They can be contacted by email at: info @ dickblick . com, or you can call toll free: 1-800-933-2546.

  4. great video, if people want to you can check out my artwork hope you like it 🙂

  5. This is a great informative video on framing!  I'll try some of that on my own art and photography!

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