Framing Your Print

All of my prints are reproductions of my original paintings printed on beautiful, unstretched matte canvas. If properly cared for, these prints are made to last 100+ years.

All my prints are sold unframed. I prefer to let collectors choose their own frame to reflect their own personal style. Most of my prints will fit standard frame sizes.

 

Using a Ready Made Frame

Canvas prints can be framed with or without glass. Simply pop them into any ready-made frame. You can choose to display it under glass, or secure the print to the backboard with double sided, acid free tape (like this one) and hang it without glass.

A mat can also add so much to your art. It will take up more space on your wall and the white space creates a dramatic statement. If you’d like to add a mat, order a frame at least one size larger than your print. A mat is also a way to fit your art into a non-standard frame size. A local framer can custom cut a mat for you, or you can order one online from custommat.ca.

Some places to find frames:

Stretching 

My shop allows you to add a 2” border to your canvas print* so you can have it professionally stretched into a gallery wrap. Here’s some terminology to help you chat with your framer.

Gallery Wrap—This refers to when canvas is stretched around a wooden support so that it looks like an original painting. It can then be displayed without a frame.
Floater Frame—If you would like to add a frame, a floater frame is what I recommend. This type of frame creates the illusion that your artwork is “floating” within the frame. The artwork has to be wrapped to use this type of frame. No glass is used to cover the artwork. 
*I cannot print a border on 24x36 or 24x24 inch prints. Therefore, I do not recommend stretching this size of print. You will lose part of the image in the process. 
Framed print ready to be stretched 
 
Gallery wrapped print with floater frame

Some of my favourite local frame shops:

Caring for Your Print

Water is not your friendDisplay your canvas in a dry area. Humid conditions are not ideal for art, so avoid hanging your pieces in bathrooms, above a humidifier, or in unfinished basements. To ensure your art will last through the years, hang in a place with low humidity and few variations in temperature.

Keep away from direct sunlight—Pick a place on the wall that is out of direct sunlight. Art exposed to UV rays can cause damage and fade the colours of the art over time. A little light isn’t a bad thing; just try to avoid continuous, direct sunlight.

Cleaning—Dust often with a feather duster or soft cloth. You want to make sure you’re using a very soft bristle brush or cloth while cleaning to safeguard the print. Never use cleaners, solvents, or other liquids to clean your canvas. 

Storage—Store art in the acid-free tissue paper it was shipped. If you use any other type of paper, make sure it’s acid free. 

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