Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Matting and Framing Original Artwork

yankeegirl © Yankeegirl

You may have noticed the wonderful selection of original wall art available on the DesignStyleGuide.net website. Many of these pieces arrive and you need to mat, frame and hang them yourself.

You can take them to an expensive framer, or you can mat and frame them yourself!


Mats are fairly easy to buy – both single and double mats – in a neighborhood craft store. But you may not be able to find the color or style you want. And if you’d like to learn to cut your own mats – here’s a video from About.com on Interior Design and cutting mats:

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Framing is another issue that often causes confusion.   If you’re unsure how to frame your newly bought original artwork, you might take a look at a few of these links:



© Mwilson         

Here are some instructions on how to frame an oil or acrylic painting…     

If you’re framing a watercolor, follow these instructions….  

Here are instructions for Photo’s and Prints…


© Chaanda


Lisabongzee ~ Island Dream Life said...

I worked as a professional picture framer for many galleries on the island here for almost 10 years, and I loved it. You get to be creative in a way other than painting. It helps complete the entire picture and is alot of fun once you learn a few basics!


Thanks for the informative article.

On a Whimsey said...

Some of my favourite artists!

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