Being caught painting grandma’s white Jonquils with my watercolour set as a 5 year old was my first memory of my life’s journey of art and plants. She was not happy, but it felt so right, laying on my belly in the dirt, filling in the blanks with splashes of colour. If I wasn’t painting, I was sewing dollies clothes, cut from old clothing out of the ragbag. I think every girls doll in my street had my latest design made for it and they were as couture as any 7 year old could make with a needle and cotton. I worked in many industries as well as bulb and native plant nurseries while raising my 2 children. In my 30s, after years of self taught sewing, I studied hard, and became a real designer dressmaker.
The cost of framing a picture depends on a number of different variables. Firstly, you need to decide whether or not you want a custom solution or one off the shelf. If you opt for an off the shelf solution, the price will be significantly lower but so will the quality. For a custom solution, the materials you use, the city you’re in and most importantly the size of the piece will have an impact on the price. As an example, a 50cm x 50cm piece with a border could cost anything from €70 up to as much as €500 depending on the design and the materials you choose.
The cost of custom framing depends on a number of different variables. The materials you use, the city you’re in and most importantly the size of the piece will have an impact on the price. As an example, a 50cm x 50cm piece with a border could cost anything from €70 up to as much as €500 depending on the design and the materials you choose.
Frame colour is completely dependent on the piece itself and what colours/finishes will complement it. Another factor is the overall look you’re going for in the space the piece will be displayed. For a subtle look, try going for stained wood, white or black frames. If you want something that stands out more, why not try pulling out a key colour from the piece and colour-match the frame to it.
Mat colour is completely dependent on the piece itself and what colours will complement it. If in doubt it is always best to go for a white or off-white to allow the piece to sing, but if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous you can try pulling out one of the more subtle colours in the piece to really make it pop.