Once you spot an original or print that you like, you have the option to frame it by yourself or get someone else to do it for you. Generally, you can find frames in a vast price range, starting from cheaper metal frames to ornate and hand carved wooden frames costing your a fortune.
With regard to using mats, which is another way of framing your pictures inside its frame by the use of papers or illustration boards, you should take note that such could detract from your print. If you don't know how to frame, then you should get your piece and get it framed first. While doing so, observe how they'd offer you different mats and frame styles.
You don't have to hasten up when picking out the mat you want to use. In fact, you should take your time and deliberate on it carefully, since the mat and frame color combinations can have a great effect on how well or bad your art would look. You should also consider how the frame would fit-in in whatever place you'll put it . like your home or your office.
If you want a clean and contemporary look, it's recommended that your use a brushed metal frame, which are not only cheap but are still elegant looking as well. These usually come in different colors. Nevertheless, it's safe to go for black or bronze.
If you'll be placing them in a gallery, bronze would also do well, especially since it wouldn't cost you too much. After all, most people that buy art from galleries would have the art they bought re-framed in able for it to match their home decor.
If you are more of a wood type of a person, you can also get wooden frames that are naturally stained. Cherry and mahogany are the most preferred styles when it comes to wooden frames, since their deep and reddish color brings an elegant look to any artwork.
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