LP's Tips: How to frame your artwork?

Artwork by Kerry Hays. Framed by Frame of Mind.

Artwork by Kerry Hays. Framed by Frame of Mind.

When I first launched Liza Pruitt, the first question after people ordered artwork was - how do I frame? I knew their was a need for assistance.

Framing can be intimidating if you don’t have a helping hand. Well thankfully, I met the ladies of Frame of Mind in Richmond, VA and immediately hit it off. Not only do I feel welcomed every time I walk in but they are so knowledgable about artwork and what frame works best. Inge and Miranda are my guiding hands. Each time I bring a new piece of artwork in, they know exactly what will work best.

There are no set rules to framing or right and wrongs but there are definitely frames that can elevate your piece of art and space.

Here are some quick tips:

1- Artwork with warmer tones and bright colors can never go wrong in a gold frame. My current favorite style is to float paper works on linen with a pretty and simple gold frame.

Artwork by Christine Yates. Framed by Frame of Mind. Available to Shop.

Artwork by Christine Yates. Framed by Frame of Mind. Available to Shop.

2- Cooler tones like blues or grays are so pretty in a silver or white frame. A silver frame can help highlight the softer tones. And sometimes it comes down to the piece of art and what frame compliments it best.

Artwork by Caroline Pinney. Framed by Frame of Mind. SOLD

Artwork by Caroline Pinney. Framed by Frame of Mind. SOLD

3- If wanting to go a more contemporary route, there are so many fun options to choose from these days. Right now, I am loving acrylic or lucite boxes. Such a clean and sleek look.

Black Jack by Jenn Thatcher. Bun Babe by Caroline Pinney framed in an acrylic box floating on linen. Framed by Frame of Mind. More Bun Babes available to shop. Photography by Alston Thompson Photography.

Black Jack by Jenn Thatcher. Bun Babe by Caroline Pinney framed in an acrylic box floating on linen. Framed by Frame of Mind. More Bun Babes available to shop. Photography by Alston Thompson Photography.

4- Then there is the classic floater frame. You can never go wrong. Such a clean and finished look without taking anything away from the artwork.

Artwork by Kerry Hays. Available

Artwork by Kerry Hays. Available

5- Last but not least have fun with it! Like I said before, there are no rules. Buy what you love! And if need assistance always feel free to contact me! I am here to help!

Artwork by Kellie Lawler. Framed by Frame of Mind. SOLD

Artwork by Kellie Lawler. Framed by Frame of Mind. SOLD

Artwork by Allyson Lemay. SOLD

Artwork by Allyson Lemay. SOLD

Artwork by Ashley Sellner. SOLD

Artwork by Ashley Sellner. SOLD

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