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Postby hungariancontessa » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:15 am

What, where, and how is the best way to frame your work with paying out a small fortune. I need to have some pieces framed for a gallery show. They want me to frame everything so that they will be ready to sell in the gallery.
Any suggestions?
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Postby Singular » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:28 pm

To frame original work, I would recommend going to an art and crafts store like Michaels (http://michaels.com/art/online/home). They do custom framing for unique sized art. They also have a large stock of frames for typical sized work. You can often get 50% discounts there using coupons or going during a sale.

If you would like something more simple, just for finishing purposes, I would recommend buying your materials from Home Depo or Lowes. You can get molding or trim by the foot and build your frame. I often use lattice stripping and nail it to my framed canvas. Then paint it white or black, just to finish off the painting. It is simple, yet effective.

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Postby hungariancontessa » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:59 am

Thank you for the reply and the great ideas. I didn't think to try Lowes or Home depot!

Thanks again for the help.
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Postby hazelnice » Sat May 29, 2010 12:00 am

thanks fr that link singular. its very helpful. keep up the good work.
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Postby arlenemurals » Sat May 29, 2010 8:34 pm

I have gotten wonderful, ornate and expensive frames at garage and estate sales, for very little money- I push out the old canvases and stretch new canvas to fit. These are very very cheap and its fun to go out and see what you will find on a nice saturday afternoon
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Sat May 29, 2010 10:29 pm

Hobby Lobby sells some nice frames.
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Re: Best way to save money on framing your work!

Postby marume » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:40 pm

Frames4Less is hands down the best framing solution ive used without paying a great deal of money. They say 3 days turnaround but with shipping it takes about a week, i usually like my work done in less than 3 days but watever, its worth the compromise!

http://www.frames4less.com
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Re: Best way to save money on framing your work!

Postby johnlobbs » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:08 am

Thanks for sharing this information to save money on framing your work. I found this post really helpful as well as informative. Keep sharing more such posts.
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Re: Best way to save money on framing your work!

Postby ehoeveler » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:50 pm

Joe, Alrlene, John and Marume - thanks for the tips,
especially the Home Depot - cheap and E-Z!
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Re: Best way to save money on framing your work!

Postby artauction » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:05 am

Framing and proper protection for your art is crucial, and adds to the beauty and
value of your collection.

1. Buy what you love.
2. Match the frames to the artwork.
3. Get UV glass if the artwork is important to you.
4. When hanging galleries, hang the biggest in the middle and move outward.
5. Think outside of the box for hanging materials.
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