Framing paintings, most oil or acrylic paintings do not require glass or a colored mount. The string (or wire) is placed one third down the picture frame.
Framing Paintings Tips – Oil or Acrylic
Learn about framing your paintings
Framing paintings, most oil or acrylic paintings do not require glass when framed.
Most oil or acrylic paintings do not require a colored mount around the painting.
It is easier to paint a picture to suit a frame than to find a frame to suit a picture
A picture frame should be of the same style as the furniture in the room where it hangs.
Cheap frames can often be purchased at op-shops.
The string (often wire) for hanging the picture is placed one third of the way down the back of the frame.
Nowadays stretched canvases may be hung without a frame, it looks modern.
A dark frame will enhance the perspective in a landscape painting.
Varnishing – Paintings with a final varnish are less likely to become marked and are easier to clean.
Varnish may be gloss or matt.
Gloss varnish reflects light like a mirror making it difficult to view the painting at times.
Matt varnish does not reflect light.
Varnish can be brushed on or sprayed from a pressure packed can.
When varnishing, lay the painting face up on newspaper in a dust free area.
Pressure pact spraying may need 5 coats, the spray is very fine.
Use only Artist Picture Varnish.
The same varnish is used for oil or acrylic paintings.
A varnished painting may be cleaned using a nail brush with pure soap and water.
See Also – TIPS – Tips and Tricks – More Tips – Be an Artist – Arrangement – Tones – Instant Art – Paint Dries Fast – Magic White – Glue Canvas – Brushes
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by Len Hend