Large decorative picture frames can be sourced online but if you are looking for a unique moulding profile you will need to consult with your local picture framer. They have supplier’s catalogues and should be only too happy to browse through them with you, and what’s more, they can order a sample so you can […]
Framing a certificate is usually quite straight forward. Certificates usually sit very well in plain black, brown or wooden frames. There are several excellent elegant frames on the market, from very narrow plain frames to more ornate frames with gold or silver inlays.
White picture frames are particularly suited to the framing of fine art and photographs. My preferred choice is a brushed white finish rather than a high gloss finish as they are easily scuffed and scratched and notorious for chipping in the corners. Off-white wood mouldings not only compliment most artworks but can easily be touched […]
Box framing is a very attractive framing method that is often used for bulky objects like football shirts. There are two methods commonly used. Framing without a surrounding mount (the artwork is kept away from the glass by spacers, strips of wood or strips of mount card attached to foam board.) Framing with a surrounding […]
Before visiting a picture framer it is a good idea to have an idea of your budget. Picture frames vary in price wildly and the price difference between a thin black frame and an ornate moulding is enormous. The cheapest frames are usually narrow, non-elaborate frames. A third of the cost of a finished frame […]
Any framer worth their gold leaf will be conversant with conservation framing methods. Knowing when to use a museum mount board or conservation mount card is essential to the picture framing craft. Picture framers should also understand how to protect valuable artworks from environmental damage; when extra crossbar supports are needed to strengthen a large stretcher […]
Picture framers need to take extra care when handling high-gloss picture frames as they are prone to scratching. Handled with the right care they can be true stars, giving a glamourous twist to even the most uninteresting photographs.