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Have You Had Your Artwork Custom Framed?

If you're starting your art collection, you've probably encountered the need to have your artwork framed. Unless your piece is a standard size, your bank account is in for a rough ride, since custom framing can be costly. Have you made the plunge?


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kapchis kapchis 9 years
Maybe when I poo money.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I haven't had anything custom framed but I might want to look into that for some street art work we got on our honeymoon. That would be awesome.
paintsquared paintsquared 9 years
I am a picture framer in at a frame shop called Casco Bay Frames in Portland, Maine, so I frame EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! Framing is expensive, but it is sooooooooo worth it ... it really makes a piece look finished! If you have something that is special to you, it is worth every penny to have it custom framed ... and ALWAYS with UV filtering glass, archival matting & backing.
dropstar dropstar 9 years
For my birthday several years ago a friend gave me a beautiful silhouette of a woman (from his home country-- the Central African Republic) made entirely out of butterfly wings. I think butterflies have a life expectancy of 2 weeks and from what I understand they are not treated cruelly--the wings are used for art after their deaths. Anyway, went to this fabulous shop called Frame of Mind in DC, and the owner sat down with me and helped me pick out the perfect frame and matting. For the matting we chose black textured silk with a thin inside border of rust-colored suede. The frame is an espresso stained wood with a tribal-inspired design cut out of it. It cost an arm and a leg but it turned out beautifully and was worth the investment.
artfashionmusic7 artfashionmusic7 9 years
i sooo want tooo! :D
taratootie taratootie 9 years
Hahaa! I was going to but it would have been $250 for something I got for €10 from the Sistene Chapel! I decided to do it myself! I did it with gold matt board and a spraypainted frame. It cost me $50 to do (because the print is 14'' by 38''... wierd). I like it but also didnt make it permanent so SOMEDAY I can have it done for real!
designergirl designergirl 9 years
Luckily I learned hoe to frame in design school, so this is one thing I can save a lot on!
graldi19 graldi19 9 years
my parents own (and i work at) a custome framing shop called The Great Frame Up, so i obviously frame everythinggg! :)
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
My mom had this picture of a fox i painted in 5th grade professionally framed... thats the only piece of art she's done that too... she didn't even do that for my later work ha
Marseeah Marseeah 9 years
When we came back from our honeymoon, we had four prints that we bought on the street in Paris custom framed and double matted. The prints cost €2 each, but we spent $800 framing them. TOTALLY WORTH IT. They look amazing, they make our place look classy.
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
i had to have my two over-size prints custom framed, and i did it during michael's 50% off framing sale and it was still $300. totally expensive, but definitely worth it because they look incredible.
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
I have three prints over my sofa that cost about $600 in all because they were each double matted. Totally worth it!! {Did I mention that mom paid for it? That was last year's Christmas present.}
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Yes and no. I'm very selective on what I will break the bank for.
nikkeeb nikkeeb 9 years
my fiance got me a custom painting of the first place we hung out for christmas last year, and custom framing was going to cost me hundreds of dollars, so the lovely people at sam flax taught me that if they stretched it to lose about half an inch or so on each edge, i could fit it into one of their standard frames (which was about 24"x36" they had for $10!) love sam flax. love.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
I used to do oil painting a lot. I custom framed two of my favorite paintings, while my parents decided to custom frame the rest of my painting collection :lol: (I have awesome parents :) )
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I dunno if this counts but I got two pictures form my Europe trip blown up and framed and they look gorgeous :)
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