Framing & Finishing

You’ve selected the perfect piece of art and now you’re not exactly sure how you should display it. Don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of our Go-To favorites along with the details you’ll need to know about framing and finishing. Plus, we’ve included a few tips and tricks we’ve learned along the way.

Gallery Wrapping

If your artwork is on canvas or linen, you may want to gallery wrap it. Gallery wrap is a method of stretching material so that it wraps around the sides of the stretcher bar and is secured to the back of the wooden frame. This method does not require a frame when the artwork is hung.

GOFrame has a kit making it a great DIY solution. You can order stretcher bars in your desired length, from 4-60 inches. Watch their instruction video to learn more.

Have your artwork stretched by a pro. Check out Wholesale Art Frames, USA on Canvas or your local frame shop. If you are in the Fairfield County area of CT check out Jerry’s Artarama at 360 Main Street in Norwalk.

If you like the look of a gallery wrapped canvas with a floater frame then check out Framebridge. They will wrap and frame your art beautifully.

Framing Alternatives

Wood hangers are typically less expense than traditional frames. They are sold by a number of different companies so can can pick the style best suited for your needs:

Paraboo Press has beautiful wood poster rails in 3 finishes and they will hold up to a 48 inch wide print.

IKEA also has two sizes of the VISBÄCK Poster hanger.

Need to go really big? Well Made creates custom custom magnetic framing up to 106 inches wide.

If you are looking for super casual and cost saving options, you can explore different styles of clips — from skeleton to bulldog and binder. Etsy and Amazon have tons of options to select from. Washi tape and Good Hangups magnets are also fun to explore.

Traditional and Floater Frames

There are so many options out there. Here are a few of our favorites:

Frame It Easy is an online custom picture framing solution. You can design a custom frame for your artwork — selecting from some beautiful metal and wood mouldings as well as determining matting specifications.

ArttoFrames has a beautiful and affordable Floating Acrylic Frame. It will hold up to a 30x40 print and you have your choice of 5 finishes for the standout hardware. They also have a huge selection of traditional frames, with and without mats.

Ship your artwork to Framebridge and they will ship it back ready to hang on your wall. Again, a decent selection of traditional frames, with and without mats.

IKEA has a small selection of budget friendly framing options. The Ribba is a classic and well as the Lomviken. However if you are looking for fine art quality, this isn’t the right place to shop.

Amazon has frames that I love. Check out this beautiful 3 set in modern silver. It houses a standard 8x10 print with the mat an overall size is 16x20. There is also a great white and gold square format available from Golden State Art.

Target’s frame selection is pretty impressive, but again just a callout that it may not be archival grade. If that’s ok with you (and in the right application it’s usually fine for a lot of us) their Threshold collection  has a number of super stylish and clean designs, including 12x12 squares in white and gold! The thin metal in the most beautiful soft shade of gold also comes in other sizes. 

So now that you know all the different finishing options, check out our selection of rolled prints and find the perfect piece to add to your art collection.

Rolled Prints
Shop our collection of unframed, fine art prints. These prints are made to order on paper or canvas. This is a great option for international orders as shipping costs are greatly reduced, or anyone looking to complete the framing process on their own or with their local framer. Select your preferred size and material from the options provided. Sizes are noted in inches.
Dream Catcher No. 3 - Rolled Print Dream Catcher No. 3 - Rolled Print
True North - Rolled Print True North - Rolled Print
Starting at $65.00
Aurora - Rolled Print Aurora - Rolled Print
Starting at $48.00
Saint Helena - Rolled Print Saint Helena - Rolled Print
Starting at $48.00
Labradorite Dream - Rolled Print Labradorite Dream - Rolled Print
Print Set Deal Print Set Deal
$125.00 $175.00
Divinity - Rolled Print Divinity - Rolled Print
Destination of Fate - Rolled Print Destination of Fate - Rolled Print