At glebepictureframes we are experienced in framing all types of artwork and can often suggest a number of different ways to frame any given item. As our work largely involves the framing of art done on paper, this page is mainly concerned with this type of artwork. Works on paper often need careful handling during framing due to their fragility in comparison with other items which may be framed such as canvasses, memorabilia, etc. They must be mounted using materials that won't cause the artwork to deteriorate in any way, and they must be glazed to protect the art (and the mount) from insects, from ultra-violet light and from dust & other airborne particles such as smoke.
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.