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How to Frame Canvas Art

How to Frame Canvas Art

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By most accounts, canvas prints are some of the most elegant and classy ways to create and display art. They are the standard way that most museums and galleries display their pieces, whether original or not. They are one of the most versatile and high-quality ways to both create and display artwork that means a lot to people and has a high amount of prestige. While you can get paper posters, wooden slabs, or other laminated mediums, canvas has long been known to be the general safest route for displaying a high-quality art piece. 

One way to truly spice up and add some color and excitement to your canvas print or painting is to put it in a frame. There are countless different kinds of frames in the world, and there are definitely several different options out in the world that will bring a desirable natural, aesthetic appeal to your already existing canvas. It might seem a little counterintuitive to look for something that will add more art onto an already artfully designed canvas, but there are countless examples of frames that bring a large amount of visual excitement to any piece of art. 

If you’re looking for a frame for a specific piece of art as a canvas, print, here are a few things to keep in mind as you’re searching for the best options for you! 

Why Should I Frame my Canvas?

Countless benefits come with framing your canvas art. There are a lot of ways that a frame can help with the physical condition of your canvas and ensure that it will remain in peak condition for a longer time. First, it will protect the edges and corners of your canvas, so any bumps and bruises at the edges won’t have a massive impact on the condition of your canvas. The frame will take the brunt of the damage, and a well-designed frame will make sure that the canvas itself can escape unscathed from any serious damage. 

Another way that frames protect the physical condition of your canvas is that they will strengthen and enhance the wooden stretchers that make up the canvas. Having what is essentially a second structural frame on the outside of the canvas will ensure that the wooden stretch bars stay strong, straight, and firm over the course of many years. 

The canvas prints that we produce at Canvas Cultures are designed to make sure that they will stay in optimal condition for decades and centuries to come, but a well-designed frame will double up that effort and further ensure that the canvas retains its shape and rigidity for a long, long time. The last thing that any art collector wants is a floppy or misshapen canvas, and adding a frame will make sure that that never happens. 

Another important thing to consider when thinking about getting a frame for your canvases is the reality that frames can often complete the look of a good canvas print. Frames themselves are often works of art, and so having something that can bring even more color and excitement to the existing canvas is a great thing to do. 

There are countless different types of frames out in the world, and there is definitely something that will add a sense of finality and finesse to your canvas. It’s not always easy to find that style, but once you get something that will truly connect with your art piece, there’s really no going back. 

Alternatively, you can find a frame that is as basic as possible. Simple black, white, or natural wood frames exist. Though it might be difficult to perfectly size your frame, they’re often worth all the effort. 

When Is Framing a Canvas Not the Best?

Even with all the benefits that come with framing a canvas, there are also some possible drawbacks. These mostly come down to personal problems and preferences, so take a close look at all of these so that you can have an educated idea of what you really want to do with your canvas artwork. 

One important thing to remember is that some canvas frames cover up the edges of the photo. This is a normal thing. However, some artists want their art to be viewed all the way to the edges of the drawing, so it can be a little disconcerting to have the far edges covered up by a frame. 

A solution to this problem is the float frame. This is a special kind of frame that makes it so the piece of art, instead of sitting inside the frame or behind glass, looks like it is floating in the frame and is separated from the borders of the frame. This gives the canvas itself a very three-dimensional and lifelike feel and makes it pop out to the viewer in a much more dynamic way. It still keeps the canvas safe and protected from harm, but the viewable area of the canvas can stretch all the way out to the edges, which is exciting and beautiful. 

Another problem that some people have with framing canvases is that they are incredibly hard to make if you don’t have the right tools. Having a frame that doesn’t truly fit the canvas will likely diminish the artistic beauty and vision behind the original creation of artwork. It’s important to have a high-quality frame to accentuate the beauty of the original artwork, but that’s a difficult task to do on your own, and an expensive thing to outsource. If your canvas doesn’t come with a frame, it will likely be difficult to create one after the fact. 

Another possible reason not to put use a frame is that it might take away from the artist’s original vision of the artwork. A pre-designed frame that doesn’t naturally fit with the style of the art on the canvas can negatively affect the art as a whole and is something to watch out for. 

Why Purchase a Framed Canvas from Canvas Cultures?

Luckily, at Canvas Cultures, we considered all the benefits and problems that people can have with frames, and accentuated the positives, and got rid of the negatives. Our team is made up of artists and has seen countless canvas prints over the years, and so we know how to make the best frames for any canvas out there. Here are some of the ways that our frames will always fit the bill for your Canvas. 

First off, our frames are all made with a professional matte black finish. Black goes incredibly well with almost any design and will make sure to let the artist’s original design and artwork stand out, even when framed. 

Our frames allow a maximum amount of the original artwork to show through. You don’t need to worry about the edges being clipped off and ruining the artist’s vision, because our canvases are expertly designed and created. 

That is coupled with the fact that we went above and beyond to make sure that the frames will enhance the safety and quality of the original artwork that lies underneath. It’s a huge way to benefit the artists and their artwork, and we take pride in being able to help out that way! 

How Can I Get a Framed Canvas?

All of our canvases come with the option of adding a frame into your order for a small fee. This means that your canvas will come with the frame, so you don’t need to go looking for any other places that will charge obscene amounts of money to frame the artwork. It’s a win-win scenario for you and the artist because it ensures that the artwork will remain of the highest quality, and helps your investment stay in top condition for years to come. 

A frame is one of the most important safety and style choices you can make for your artwork, and working with Canvas Cultures to make that happen is an excellent way to get that done. If you have any artwork that you want made into a framed canvas, check out our personalized canvas section. Or, if you want to purchase some art from a professional independent artist, check out our selection of best-selling canvas designs. We hope this was a helpful resource for you in your framing adventures! 

 

Sources: 

Favorite Medium: Why I Paint With Acrylic on Canvas | Ubelarts.com

When You Should Frame a Canvas Painting | Frame Up Studios

Float Frames: What are They and When to Use Them? | Baboo Digital.


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