How to Frame Canvas Art
Framing your canvas art is one of the most important things you can do to protect your favorite art pieces. There are easy and cost-effective ways to frame your art at home. The methods should be considered temporary solutions that will suffice until you can get your artwork professionally framed.
Getting canvas artwork framed by an expert provides better stability and longer-lasting results than DIY canvas framing.
In this blog, we’ll show you how to frame canvas art that is still mounted on its original stretcher bar frame. If your canvas or stretcher bars are damaged, or you’d like help framing your canvas art, contact Art Recovery Technologies at 800-227-0796.
Choosing the Perfect Frame
The first thing you’re going to need in order to frame your canvas art is a frame that’ll fit. If you already know the dimensions of the piece, then you can go ahead and buy a frame of that size. If not, then you’ll need to measure the length, width, and depth of the canvas.
Once you know the size you need, it’s time to choose your frame. Select a material and finish that’s complementary to your piece of art. Try to avoid frames that are too similar in color to the canvas. Also consider the décor of the room in which the artwork will hang.
When in doubt, stick with a simple frame – you want people’s attention drawn to the artwork, not the frame.
How to Frame Your Canvas Painting
Before starting your framing project, gather the necessary materials:
- canvas art
- art frame
- four offset clips, which hold canvas art inside their frame
Find a clean, smooth surface to work on and follow the steps below to install your canvas art in the frame:
- Place your canvas inside the frame with the decorated side facing down. When you do this, the canvas should fit nicely into your frame. Be extra careful not to scratch the canvas as you place it inside the frame.
- Take one of the offset clips and place it behind the frame and canvas, the lower end of the offset should have a hole in it. The hole should be placed where the offset clip will be attached to the canvas stretcher bar.
- Take your other three offset clips and space them evenly around the canvas and screwing each clip into place. Your canvas should be firmly held inside the frame. You should have one canvas clip on each stretcher bar, and one clip close to each corner. Turn the frame over carefully, and if your clips are fitted securely, your canvas should be held snugly inside the frame.
Find Custom Framing Near Me
If you’re looking for professional custom framing for your artwork, then ART is ready to help. Our experts can also advise you on the perfect frame for your piece of art, no matter the size or material. The framing team at each ART location undergoes extensive training to ensure a safe and beautiful outcome for each custom-framing project.