Whether you’re framing an oil, acrylic, watercolor or mixed media painting the first thing you are going to want to know is the size of the artwork. Once you know the size I would recommend checking out a local frame shop website to see what sizes of frames are standard. If you know the artwork is a standard frame size you can start thinking about frame choices. After that, think about what room the art piece is going into and what other furniture colors are in the room. This will help you decide on a frame for your art piece. You will want a frame that will complement the art but also draw your eyes to the art piece.
Framing a canvas panel or board can be easy. If the piece of artwork you purchased is a standard size, you can purchase any photo or wall frame from your local frame shop. Once you have purchased the right size frame you will want to remove the glass and place your art panel in the frame. If the backing for the frame fits you can add this after you have placed the panel in. Once you have done these steps, you can now push down the glazier’s points. Make sure your frame has the required hangers and now you can hang your artwork.
You can also use wall and photo frames to frame ¾ inch stretched canvases. Again, make sure you know the size of your artwork. Now you can decide what frame will complement the art piece and draw your eye to the artwork. Once you have the frame you can now take out the glass and back panel of the frame. Place your stretched canvas in the frame. To hold the canvas in place you will want to purchase offset clips. You can find these at most frame shops. You can also find images on Google to show you the best placement for these. You will need to screw the offset clips into the frame and as it tightens, it will push on the canvas frame and hold it into place. Now you will be able to hang your original artwork.