If you have a prized piece of artwork on a canvas or have chosen to stretch a favorite photograph and reproduce it as a canvas print, you are going to want to make sure that you frame it so that it is protected and matches the rest of the artwork you already have on your walls. Here are the steps that you need to follow in order to get your canvas framed.
1. Decide on Glass or No Glass
If you have small children in your home and are planning on hanging the canvas artwork or print at a level where they could easily reach, you are going to want to get a frame that has glass in the front. If you don’t have small children or are planning to hang the canvas out of their reach, then you can safely get a frame that does not have glass in the front. This is helpful because it allows anyone looking at the painting to more closely inspect the grain of the canvas and any individual brush strokes.
2. Get the Dimensions
Next, you are going to want to get the dimensions of the canvas. Take a tape measure and measure the length, the width, and the depth of the canvas. Make sure that you measure from the back so that you know that your frame will fit the back. Write these dimensions down.
3. Order the Frame
Once you have the dimensions, you can go to a store that makes frames for canvases or order a frame online. Make sure that you type in the correct dimensions.
4. Mount the Frame
If you choose to install the frame yourself because your were able to find one that you liked off the shelf, then you are going to need to place the frame so that its back is facing towards you on a clean, microfiber towel. Next, you are going to want to place the canvas into the frame so that it is face down as well. Use the clips that came with your frame or that you purchased at a hobby store to hold each of the corners and middles of each side of the canvas in place. If your canvas is slightly smaller or less deep than the frame, you can use offset clips by screwing them into the canvas and placing them between the canvas and the walls of the frame.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in creating canvas photo prints.