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How the Fine Art Frames Are Chosen?
24 Jun 2020

How the Fine Art Frames Are Chosen?

The artistic process is still incomplete unless the works are finely and soberly presented. Framing the artwork, especially if it is a fine art, completes the artwork for commercial, personal, and public view. After framing the artwork, the frame even becomes a part of the art. No wonder that the framed art pieces are widely appreciated throughout Margaret River.

The professional framers' approach to the bespoke framing by creating high quality desired objects out of the magnificent creative artworks. On the other hand, for conservation framing, numerous combinations render them a worthy bespoke finish. Nevertheless, a few options are considered to navigate the frames, which will suit the fine art.

i. Style of the Frames
First, consider the style of the frames from the four options like the Box, Standard, Floating, and Tray frames, at the time of choosing a frame. While the contemporary framing styles are tray and floating frames, the standard and box frames are the traditional styles. The art-framing professionals in Margaret River offer these options to choose from for framing fine art.

• Tray Frames
Glass is absent from the tray frames and the artwork suits the frame front and impacts the artwork. A gap exists between the art and the moulding generates a slender line around the edge of the art, thus resulting in a stylish and slick look. The edge produced by the gap indicates the borders are not needed for the art.

• Floating Frame
The art is finely encased under the glass in a floating frame, and in terms of depth, it is placed in a part between the backboard and the glass way. Hence, the fine art appears as floating. Being protected by glass, this frame is suitable for any paper quality. Normally, the border is not recommended since a border will be present because of the white backing that is viewed behind floating artwork.

• Box Frames and Standard Frames
The fine artwork is placed right at the back towards the backboard in the box frame and it creates a case effect. The standard frames largely use the same depth mouldings just as the box frames, and the artwork is much closer to the glass and the front. While the aesthetic aspect is considered, the standard frames are more classic and look traditional while the box frames create case like appearance. While classic standard frames are the safe options, the material choices are deep rich Walnut that gives a more contemporary look with the adding of the window mount. All kinds of paper options can be framed with the standard and box frames.

ii. Window Mounts, Fixings and Glass
Once the frames are chosen, the next task is considering the mount board, glass, and fixings. The window mounts are suitable for the standard frames and these hold the paper away from the glass, and offer focus and image space to it from the aesthetic point of view, if the selected board is white and the image is dark.
Standard and premium options for glass comprise anti-reflective art glass which is perfect when space is being displayed with strong neon strip lighting and strong directional light on the artwork that causes both glare and reflections. But the industry standard is the anti-reflective glass, and it is perfect for the professional artists, galleries, and collectors.
The D-rings and the cord are a great option for the fixings, but straphangers are ideal for the heavier frames. For the public space display, mirror plates are a great option. Hanging battens are even superb to hold the artwork extremely flat against the wall.

iii. Custom Moulding
Each frame type goes well with different moulding options. The materials, colour, style, and finish defining the selected frame is moulding. Traditional wood like beech, walnut, and oak serve as awesome mouldings to the classic white and black as well as the ornate decorative options. The mouldings are available in different sizes and depths.

After all the selection is done, then the framers join the frames using the Mitre joint that creates a classic finish to the framed object. The final framed art will then bring up the value of the art as a whole. In fact, framing is a great way to preserve the value of the fine arts.

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