A few suggestions for framing paintings on cradled wood panels and flat hardboard panels.
If you’ve ordered one of the 4×4 inch paintings from my #cuppadaypainting series, you may be wondering how to frame it.
(You can see the complete series of “Cups & Glasses” in my online gallery hosted on the Daily Paintworks site.)
I like small art to be framed with some space around them so I would suggest matting the cup paintings.
Below, I’ll list a few options I found online but I would recommend first visiting a couple of stores so you can shop in person. You could try stores that sell pre-made frames like big art & craft supply stores (Michael’s, AC Moore, Hobby Lobby) or stores that sell home decor (Target, TJ Maxx, Home Goods).
The first option I came across are these affordable square frames from Jerry’s Artarama. I have not tried these frames yet myself so this isn’t an endorsement but they may be worth trying!
There are 2 sizes that both include a mat with a 4×4 inch window. There is a 6×6 inch or 8×8 inch frame. The larger frame will add more white space around the painting since the mat will be 2 inches wider. These are available in 3 colors: black, white, silver.
Another type of frame to look for are floating frames. These consist of 2 pieces of glass that sandwich the artwork so it “floats” between the layers. Some use metal clips to hold the glass together, others have a metal frame or a more traditional wood/composite frame. I’ve purchased floating frames like this at Michael’s Craft Store.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me an email directly!
This isn’t an advertisement, I just came across these and thought I’d share! Here’s the one I described from Jerry’s that inspired this post.
I also found a couple of options from Michael’s Craft Store. There were more on their website but I’m just linking to two. The first has a fold out easel back so it can be displayed on a tabletop, shelf or mantle.