Framing Guidelines For Prints

NEW FLORAL PAINTINGS (2).png

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about framing lately, so we thought we’d put together some resources to help you in this process and give you some inspiration in framing your investment!

Fine Art Reproductions:

Our Fine Art Reproductions are printed on 100% Archival Cotton by a local printer here in Greenville, SC.  Each print is taken back to the studio for color approval.  Then hand cut and signed by Brooke.

Framing Your Artwork:

 

Matte vs. No Matte
We recommend framing our prints in a larger frame so that you can include at least a 2″ matte. The matte gives the artwork and colors breathing room and increases the visual impact of the piece!

We recommend keeping the white border on the print so that you have room to adjust within the frame of the matte. If you choose to frame without a matte, simply trim the white border off.

Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 4.21.17 PM.png
Frame with white 2″ matte
Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 4.22.11 PM.png
Frame without white 2″ matte

Centerd vs. Off-Centered

We’ve gotten a lot of questions on how to frame a 5″x5″ print, so we thought we’d share this cool little trick with y’all!

We purchased an 8″x10″ simple gold frame from Target and visited our local craft store to have a matte custom cut for our frame. We had a 5 1/2″ window cut to include some of the white border around the print with Brooke’s pencil signature. We decided to try both an off-centered window for a modern look and a centered window for a classic look.

We love the way the two look together and think they would be the perfect addition to a bar cart, bedside table, or gallery wall!

gold and white staged frames_C Brooke Ring-7
Centered Print
gold and white staged frames_C Brooke Ring-3
Off-Centered Print

Underneath vs. On Top

Another option, is to frame the print on the front side of the matte, rather than underneath the matte.  This will allow you to float the print and give you a modern look and feel.

IMG_4053.JPG
Print mounted underneath
IMG_4373.JPG
Print mounted on top

Choosing a Frame:

Your framing choice should reflect your personal aesthetic and style while keeping in mind that the frame you choose is going to influence the way the artwork looks.  Reference below for framing inspiration!

The Simple Look-
Simply Framed

Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 4.06.52 PM.png

The Classic Look-
Simply Framed

Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 4.08.13 PM.png

The Antique Look-
Simply Framed

Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 4.08.35 PM.png

The Modern Look-
Simply Framed

Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 4.08.42 PM.png

The Sleek Look-
Simply Framed

Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 4.08.48 PM.png

The Luxe Look-
Simply Framed

Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 4.09.14 PM.png

The Boho Look-
Frame Bridge

Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 4.19.44 PM.png

Shopping For Frames:

Frame Bridge

Simply Framed

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s