FRAMING

I do not currently offer a framing option on my website due to the high cost of packaging and shipping. It works out far cheaper to organise framing in your home town! But please read on for my recommendations. 

 

 
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MY LOCAL FRAMER

If you happen to live in Geelong, Victoria (or surrounds!) I can highly recommend my The Frame Shop on Rutland Street, Newtown. Chris frames all of my work that you see on instagram or in photo shoots and does an amazing job!

If you do not live nearby please read on so you can pass on framing recommendations to your own local framer. 

 

FRAMING RECOMMENDATIONS

Framing is really a personal choice and ultimately you can choose whatever is going to suit your home and style. I have provided details below of how I frame for myself and for photo shoots so you can replicate this look if that's what you fancy!

Timber: I like a skinny pale timber like Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak. I use a 20x40mm profile.

Matting or not? I personally have all my artwork framed 'flush' without matting as I like the way the art looks going all the way to the edge. All of my art is printed edge-to-edge (no white border) which makes this framing option possible. 

Glass: If you opt for a non-reflective glass, especially with the black artworks, they look absolutely amazing.

Other features: I like to have my artwork set back from the glass with a mattboard spacer (see close up photo for example). I choose a black mattboard spacer for my dark artworks and an appropriate shade of white for my lighter artworks. It gives the artwork a 'boxed' look which has a high-end feel.

 

FRAMING YOURSELF AT HOME

All of my smaller artworks will fit into ready-made frames! This includes the 8x10in, 11x14in and 16x20in (equivalent to the 406x508mm size which my limited edition range starts in). These frame sizes are quite popular and I've had luck finding them at Target, Kmart and even Officeworks. Your local framer might even have ready-made frames at this size!

Please take extra special care when framing artwork yourself. My art should only be handled by outer edges and not be touched on the front at all. Even the slightest touch can leave a scuff mark or fingerprint on your artwork so only remove from the packaging when it's ready to go straight into a frame.