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HOW TO FRAME AN ART PRINT? (OR ANY ART ON PAPER REALLY)

We’re often asked what is the best way to frame our anatomy art prints if the standard A-size frames are not available. In this quick post, I’ll share three framing methods used to frame our anatomy art prints and discuss things you would want to consider before deciding on the best option. So, without further ado, let's delve into the world of framing!

 

Getting your print professionally framed/a custom frame

    Although this option has it’s obvious benefits, it is my least preferred one. This method of framing can be very costly and time-consuming. But if you’re after a very particular style or a very special frame - it’s something you should consider! 

     

    Hanging floating frames or float frames

    These are great if you are looking for an option to add extra space around the artwork, but have a limited amount of wall space to display your new art pieces. In essence, it’s a frame without backing. Instead, the art print is sandwiched between two clear sheets of glass, so that it appears to be floating, hence the name. These frames will work particularly great with contemporary wall art, like our floral or geometric anatomy art prints, for example. 

     

    And, finally, my all-time favorite - DIY matting (sort of)

    So what I would personally recommend is getting a standard size frame that is slightly bigger than your art print and use a sheet of white paper to cover the background (I prefer using watercolor paper, but it can be any paper of any texture).

    For example, if you decide to get an 8.3" x 11.7" anatomy art print, you can buy a 10 x 14 frame for it, put a white sheet of paper of the same size in the frame, and then attach the print in the middle of it using double-sided tape. It will create a fantastic museum-like look with white space around the print.

     

    Anatomical heart art print on chalkboard texture by Codex Anatomicus
    Our Heart Anatomy II - Chalkboard Anatomy Art 8.3' x 11.7'' in a 10 x 14 frame with DIY ''matting''

     

    The team and I love this look because it is extremely stylish and chic. It makes the art stand out. Besides, this method is way easier and cheaper than standard mounting or matting as you won’t need to buy anything extra apart from a piece of paper and double-sided tape. And it’s also very fun to do too! 

     

    IN CONCLUSION

    As you can see, framing your art prints might seem like a tricky and pricey venture, but it is very affordable and fun! I hope this article was helpful, but if you have any questions make sure to reach out - I’m always here to guide you on a journey to a perfect anatomy art experience ❤️ 


    Keep in touch, 

    Dana 

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