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3 Picture Framing Missteps That Could Ruin Your Artwork

Framing is not usually an everyday part of life. As a result, few people give it the consideration it deserves when selecting custom frames for artwork in their home. However, the wrong frame can distract away from the art and leave an unfavorable impression on visitors to your home. To help you avoid this unfortunate consequence, here are some framing mistakes to watch out for.  

Selecting the Wrong Matting Size

The matting is important to preserving your artwork. If the matting is not properly fit, the artwork can become affixed to the glazing and make it impossible to separate the two without damaging the image. Therefore, it is imperative that you selecting the right size matting for each image.  

The matting needs to be large enough to allow for a couple of inches between the image and the border. If you are unsure if the matting you are considering is enough, it is better to have a mat that is too large than not large enough. You will need to opt for a larger frame, but it will undoubtedly result in saving your image.  

Opting for the Wrong Glass

The glass is one of the most overlooked features of the picture frame. Some people believe that as long as the glass is clear, it does not matter what type of glass is in the frame. In reality, the glass is an important part of how well your artwork is displayed and neglecting to make a sound choice could take away from the overall effect of your images.  

For instance, the wrong glass can cause a glare that makes it challenging to properly view the artwork. To avoid this, you would need to select a non-glare glass. The non-glare glass will be more costly, but it will prevent a glare.  

Skipping the Sample

When you are ordering custom picture frames, do not be afraid to ask for a sample. A sample will give you a chance to get a hands-on impression of how the frame will fit in with your artwork. The sample will also give you a chance to determine which tweaks you need to make to your picture frames to get the desired effect.  

In addition to asking for a sample, you should also ask for a mat sample. If a sample is not available, use construction paper to get an idea of how big your mat border needs to be for each image you plan to display.