When thinking of gallery walls, Gertrude Stein’s Paris salon comes to mind. A pioneer in art collection, the Stein Salon is considered to be the First Museum of Modern Art. The walls, from floor to ceiling, were covered with great works of art by the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Cézanne. Of course, not many of us can fill our walls with famous paintings, but we can achieve an attractive look by creating a gallery wall of art and photography It seems complicated, when considering the elements of a home art gallery. Should all the frames be the same color, shape and size? How should the pieces be arranged? What’s the best way to measure and hang the pictures so the wall looks the way it was intended? A little forethought, preparation and…
Picture Frame Dimensions Explained / Frame Destination Inc.
“What are standard picture frame sizes?” “What is the picture frame size actually referring to?” “How do I know my artwork will fit?” And, of course, “Why are you talking about rabbits?” (It’s rabbet!) You would think that explaining picture frame dimensions would be a simple topic—unfortunately, it is far from it! To best help our customers find the right size picture frame for their artwork, we are here to fully clarify how picture frames are measured and what you should look for when shopping for a picture frame The Artwork Before we get to the frame itself, there are a few other components that must be measured. The artwork is the focal point of the framed piece - and it is what you base the frame size off of—so you must first…
Designing Custom Mat Boards / Frame Destination Inc.
After spending quite a bit of time mulling over the choice of picture frame, the decision-making seems to be over—until you get to the mat board. While it’s certainly fine to choose the standard white or cream mat board, you can create a truly striking visual effect with the right color and style Customizing mat boards involves not only the selection of mat board type, including temporary or archival, but the color and number of mat boards, as well as the size of the window opening—or if there is one at all. When Not to Use a Mat Board While not a requirement in a picture frame package, mat board offers protection along with its visual appeal by ensuring the artwork does not touch the glazing. However, some artwork, such as posters or…
Take: Craft Tube Penguin
Stop into your favorite Pat Catan's this weekend with the family for a free Make-n-Take! All kids will take home their own Craft Tube Penguin.