My little guide to gift framing
If you are buying on a budget this holiday season you can consider framing art yourself for a polished and professional looking gift (to highlight the beautiful artwork of course!).
With a quick trip to Kmart I picked up a beautiful 5 x 7" floating timber frame
and got to work! Here's a link to the
frame I purchased here
TIP always buy your art first, then measure before you do your framing shopping. Write down the width of the artwork and the length.
You'll want at least a one inch (2.5cm) gap between the edge of the artwork and the frame if you are choosing a floating option.
Most other frames will have a cardboard frame mount to cover the edges of the artwork paper.
All you'll need is:
some sticky tape
and a frame
I chose a modern floating timber frame because I loved the contemporary feel about it, and it lends itself well to a picture wall of multiple artworks. It also gives this botanical piece a 'museum' type quality which I love. There are so many budget friendly frames available it's easy to get confused.
Pick a colour that suits the artwork, or for a seamless, contemporary look, stick with black or light wood.