How to Frame a Picture Professionally

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  • How to frame a picture professionally - tips and tricks for framing art

    Sometimes I become overwhelmed with decisions – especially when there’s more than one to be made at a time. I recall standing in the store staring at frames, mats and glass wondering where in the world to start. Framing a picture well can make an inexpensive piece of art feel special, but it can also make or break a beautiful piece of art. Fortunately after a few attempts, I stumbled across someone knowledgable and asked an abundance of questions so that I could share! Here are a few tips on how to frame a picture:

    Start by selecting your frame.

    How to frame a picture professionally - tips and tricks from pros
    Choose a mat with contrast.

    Easy tips to frame a picture professionally
    Cut the mat to at least 2 times the width of the frame you select.

    Easy tips to frame a picture professionally
    If if you have more than one piece, provide an 1″ of mat between the two.

    Invest in museum glass to reduce glare and protect your art.
    Don’t be afraid to phone a friend. Seriously! Second opinions are the best!

    Easy tips to frame a picture professionally

    Finally, if you’re framing at a craft store, be sure to use 40% off coupons or frame it at one of their frequent 50% off sales.

    Easy tips to frame a picture professionally

     

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