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Rise Art at Grand Designs: Framing 101

Rise Art curator Rebecca Gordon has been at Grand Designs Live this week, divulging all of her insider knowledge!

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displaying your artwork

Rise Art curator rebecca gordon was at Grand Designs Live, divulging all of her insider knowledge.  

and so, we are back with more tips & tricks on how to best display your artworks!

This week we will be tackling the tricky world of framing by illustrating our top 4 framing methods. 

First up...


window mounting

Window mounting is one of the pricier options in the world of framing, but it certainly pays off!  It provides an elegant effect, especially with abstract & figurative works. If you are trying to fill a large space then this frame is for you.  It can also provide smaller works greater sense of importance with its wide matte and dramatic presence. 


Box Frame

A box frame provides a significant amount of visual depth to an artwork.  It will draw the eye of the viewer in, and finishes it off beautifully.



Floating artworks in their frames is personally my favourite type of framing!  This option is terrific for works with a hand torn or textured edge so that it remains visible to the eye, and will showcase the original nature of your work.  An acid free tape will provide the support for this floating / rippling effect - but beware, the artwork can slip down with age.


Tray framing

This is a shallow box-like frame that often comes unglazed (without a glass or perspex cover).  It is a contemporary style of framing a canvas, which reveals the sides of the artwork. The piece will sit slightly recessed below the front of the frame and creates a minimalist feel.


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