A very common question I get when someone purchases one of my prints is:
“What type of frame should I get for this?”
I don’t provide frames with any of my prints (although maybe one day…?) So I thought it would be a good idea to put forward some options and thoughts in this blog post. I will also provide some links to examples, but feel free to shop around - find what you like and own it.
If you want a bright yellow frame for your print, I won’t judge, it is your print after all.
For the ‘Big Cats’ and ‘Safari’ series, a good frame colour could be black, silver, or gold. Plain black will look nice and smart, and will finish off the white border on the prints nicely. Silver can work well as the white brush strokes do have a cool, metallic feel. Gold can really stand out and emphasise the eye colour, which is always gold.
I would avoid a white frame in this instance as the white border on the prints may clash.
Generally I think a fairly thin frame would be ideal for these prints. There is a 30mm/20mm border depending on the chosen option, so having something thicker than that would look odd.
The Alice in Wonderland prints have a splash of colour to them, so there is a wider variety of frames that will compliment the artwork. More colourful frames could be chosen, as well as wooden textures. Some of the favourites have been light or dark brown wooden materials, to give a natural feel.
As the square prints are slightly smaller than the black and white prints, I think you could be a bit more adventurous with frame thickness. There is technically a white border on the prints, but because the prints themselves have a white background, you don’t really notice. You can therefore try out wider frames if it suits your tastes.
If you have any questions, just get in touch. I want you to be able to enjoy my artwork in the best possible way, and the frame completes that experience.
Joseph Cashmore - ART JC
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