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How to frame my brother's art?

I'm looking for interesting ways to frame some art being donated to a fund-raising auction. The art is like comics art (little one-page illustrated stories), but the audience isn't comic collectors. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Preserve/frame my pen and ink artwork

I recently completed my pen and ink artwork on a poster board which is of size 54"(length) by 34"(width), then I glued the entire art in a big thermocol (the packing material that came with my elliptical). I always wanted to do big artworks but this is the my first one. Everything was looking good but now I don't know how to preserve it as the paper may change colors if I don't laminate or frame them. It has happened before but the artwork was smaller, so I used frames to preserve them. I need your expertise on this. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by SunPower on Jan 19, 2014 - 10 answers

Best way to get a weird and wooden object framed?

How best can I frame a wooden star that has survived since the 1960s? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Nov 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Everything I need to know about doing an art fair booth?

So I've decided to try my hand at a booth for my photography at art fairs. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Jun 30, 2013 - 14 answers

Art framing question - drawing a blank.

What are those plastic clips called that are used to hold together a very simply framed photo or drawing? [more inside]
posted by cellura p on May 4, 2013 - 9 answers

It looks great but could you make it a little bigger?

I bought a print of a painting I love in the only format available: A full bleed art show poster on glossy 11"x17" bond. The painting reproduction is approximately the top half of the poster, say 10"x8". I can clearly see the grain of the canvas in the print, and it is entirely possible that the original painting is not much larger than the reprint. So my question is, is it feasible to have this print blown up to twice or thrice it's size without sacrificing quality? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Dec 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Large piece of plexiglass?

Where can I buy a large piece of plexiglass for a frame? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Nov 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Framing a large poster: what is the best strategy?

I am trying to frame a large, tall map for my wife's Christmas gift. Normally I just get a RIBBA frame at IKEA, but the print (24" x 42") doesn't fit any of their sizes. I want to matte it at 3" on each side, bringing it to 30" x 48". My goal is to spend ~$100 on the framing, glass and matte boards... is this possible? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Nov 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Help understanding how prints are framed.

I want to hang some Edward Hopper art on my walls. It is as simple as buying some prints and framing them? [more inside]
posted by bosco_costanza on Oct 10, 2012 - 11 answers

How to mount art to a mat

What are the pros and cons of various ways of mounting art to a mounting mat for framing? [more inside]
posted by Hither on Feb 8, 2012 - 3 answers

I want Scratchy's arm to last!

We have suddenly found ourselves in possession of a potentially-valuable signed animation cell. What's the best way to store it, and eventually frame and display it? [more inside]
posted by Koko on May 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for advice on my DIY framing project

I have a number of unframed art prints and posters, and would like to do the framing myself. What advice do you have for me? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 3, 2011 - 21 answers

ISO sized poster frames in the US?

Where can I buy an A0 (1189 x 841 mm) sized poster frame domestically? [more inside]
posted by jake on Nov 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me matt my meat boy!

How to matt/frame a large piece of paper with a small graphic on it (Mark Ryden's Meat Boy) on a budget? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jul 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Inexpensive Picture Framing in DC

Inexpensive, quality picture framing shops in the DC metro area? [more inside]
posted by fancypants on Jul 21, 2009 - 5 answers

How to frame a print in an old window frame?

I'm trying to mount some old prints in the window portions of a six-paned window frame. How can I mount them so they appear to be floating in the middle of the pane (the glass is still there)? [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Jul 13, 2009 - 7 answers

How can I help make a (child's) line drawing look like fine art by selecting the right frame/matting?

How can I help make a (child's) line drawing look like fine art by selecting the right frame/matting? [more inside]
posted by gummo on Jun 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Help frame me

Recommendations for an affordable mat cutter for home use? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Jan 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Need Info for Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA Questions - Art, Poetry, and Framing [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Nov 27, 2008 - 1 answer

Stick with the framer I know?

Picture framing: A few years ago I spent a few thousand dollars to have a bunch of photos and paintings framed by a professional. It all went very well and I was very happy. I'm now ready to frame another batch, but this framer isn't convenient to me any more (same city, just not the same 'hood). Is it worth hauling everything to the guy I know? Or is framing one of those games where most folks offer the same level of service? Are there bad framers?
posted by crickets on Nov 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Modern art framing

Art museum painting framing question. A common style of framing in art museums --- especially with abstract paintings such as Cy Twombly and Mark Rothko's works --- involves a thin strip of wood around the edge of a painting, perhaps with a few-millimeter gap between the edge of the canvas and the inner edge of the wood. The strip of wood is usually flush with the face of the painting. That's all there is to it. I would like to replicate this effect with some paintings I have. [more inside]
posted by jayder on Jul 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Where to embiggen?

Seeking reliable internet service to enlarge an image to poster size. [more inside]
posted by Constant Reader on May 7, 2008 - 6 answers

I am looking to frame some of my digital artworks but I don't know anything about the procedure, nor any tips for selling my artwork via the net really, any info is greatly appreciated!

I am looking to frame some of my digital artworks but I don't know anything about the procedure, nor any tips for selling my artwork via the net really, any info is greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Mar 10, 2008 - 4 answers

Did I get ripped off on this poster framing?

Help me to set my expectations as to the quality of professional framing I received on a vintage poster. [more inside]
posted by quadog on Oct 29, 2007 - 6 answers

DC picture framing?

Good art framing places in Washington DC? [more inside]
posted by raf on Oct 6, 2007 - 4 answers

where can I find the right frames for these large pictures?

where can I find the right frames for these large pictures? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 1, 2007 - 5 answers

How Do I Hang These Fuckin' Things?

In about 48 hours, I need to hang the originals of these and these (polyoramas) at a local place. What is the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Oct 30, 2006 - 9 answers

Where I can get framed in Toronto?

Can anyone recommend a good framing shop in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jun 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Frame Building

Framing: I'd like to build my own frames - clean lines, nice wood, etc - for matted photographs. I'm not entirely unhandy, but I don't know much about construction or carpentry. What's the best way to learn? What are the essential tools I should consider buying? Are there books or other resources that will help me with this? [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Sep 21, 2005 - 12 answers

Good framing store in Mississauga?

Can anyone recommend a good place to get art (photos) in Mississauga, Ontario?
posted by bobbeene on Jul 18, 2005 - 5 answers

framing recommendation in NYC

Does anyone have a recommendation for matting / framing in NYC? [more inside]
posted by subgenius on Feb 20, 2004 - 7 answers

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