There is more to custom framing than picking out a frame and fitting in the art. Different types of artwork require different framing materials, methods of handling, and framing. What works for an oil painting won’t necessarily work for a chalk pastel. You probably wouldn’t frame an antique cross stitch sampler the same way you would frame a crisp new diploma. You can think of a frame as a bridge between a work of art and the space where it will be displayed. The right custom frame can help make a work of art blend into a room, or dramatically draw attention to its contents. The experts at No Naked Walls know this, and they apply what they learn from each challenging job to every new item they frame.
When shopping for a custom frame, tell your framer about your expectations for the art, any size requirements or restrictions in your space, and describe or bring pictures of other pieces, fixtures or furniture you expect to coordinate with the new piece. Even details about the lighting in your room play a role in framing decisions. Let your framer know a little about your expectations on the lifetime of the piece, too. You may wish to treat a decorative piece that you plan to change in a year or two differently than a valuable antique painting or a family heirloom.
At No Naked Walls, we know that it can be hard to imagine how your piece of art will look when it is finished, in the mats and frame you choose. Luckily we have a powerful tool to help: Frame Visualization Software. We load a picture of your artwork into a computer, along with your mats, fillets, liners and frames, and in seconds you can see a virtual image of your piece completely framed! Compare designs side by side, look at your picture on your choice of wall color, and have the image emailed to you. Click here to see how Virtual Framing works.
Custom framers do a lot of work in the workroom to preserve and enhance your art, ensuring it is protected from the detrimental effects of light, moisture, physical damage and other environmental factors. The type of work they do in the back room depends on what you expect the art, frame and other elements like mats and fillets to look like on the front. For example, if you have a photograph that is a little large for your space, you may choose keep the piece smaller by not adding matting the picture. Your framer can still keep the glass from touching your picture by adding a spacer to the rabbet of the frame. This addition protects your art, but may also change the type of glass you select. If you prefer Reflection Control Glass, your framer may recommend Anti-Reflective or ArtGlass instead because the spacer holds the glass far enough away from the art that Reflection Control glass might make your art look less sharp. The professionals at No Naked Walls welcome a challenge and look forward to working with you to create a custom frame that enhances and preserves your art that you will be proud to display for years to come.
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