Tips For Framing Your Prints.

So you have picked one or a couple of prints from our collection for your little one’s bedroom.   But have you thought about how you are going to frame and hang these prints? 

Don’t worry. The hardest part of framing and hanging prints is choosing the prints to begin with. And you’ve just done this.
 Here are a few tips for helping you once you receive your prints.

Standard Frames.

Most of our prints come in six sizes, so your can easily find the perfect size to fit that space you’re trying to fill, big or small.
These print sizes have been chosen to suit ready-made frames from places like Kmart, Target, Ikea and small discount homeware stores.

To Mat Or Not To Mat.

Firstly, I’m not talking about Matthew McConaughey. But for the record it would be ‘to Mat’.
A mat board (or mount) is a thin, flat piece of card included within a picture frame, which serves as additional decoration.
A mat board can also help with the longevity of your print as it separates the print from the glass. Sometimes condensation can develop on the inside of the glass which can transfer to the print if they are not separated, resulting in water damage, mould or mildew.

Benefits Of Using A Mat.

  • You don't have to find an exact-size frame to fit your artwork. You can buy a frame in the next size (or two) up, then cut a mat board to fit the frame.
  • Mats create space between the frame and the art. This can create more of an impact for the print you have chosen.
  • A bit of a budgeting cheat is that you can buy a print smaller than the space you are looking to fill, but frame it in a larger frame with a mat board so it fills the space.
Your mat board can be any color of the rainbow. The key is to find something that helps the art stand out without being too distracting itself.
 A lot of frames come with ready made mats but if it hasn’t or it’s not the right size or colour you can purchase ready made and custom mats from Frame Shop.

Note: Make sure your mat board window is not the exact size of the print or it will fall straight through.

     Thin Mat                                              Medium Mat
                              Thick Mat                                      Coloured Mat

Frame Choice 

Simple timber, white or black frames will always help your print pop. But using vintage and ornate frames can be a stylish alternative.

 

Framing Alternatives

Art Hangers

One thing I often hear is that customers buy prints but don’t get around to framing and hanging them. This is why one night over a few drinks with my hubby we came up with our Magnetic Art Hangers. Turns out we weren’t the only ones with this idea, but that’s ok we still

These timber hangers are a quick and easy way to hang your print. Simply place the print between the front and back timber hangers at the top and bottom of the print and hang. The extra-strong magnets will keep your print in place.

Note: I suggest keeping the backing board provided with your Fizzy Pop Designs when you hanging, as it provides a rigid structure. Your print will still hang but may curl slightly with out it.

 

 

Clip Board Or Bulldog Clips

Another fun way to hang or display your print is with a clipboard. This is inexpensive and again is an easy swap in and out option.  With the bull dog clips you can use wire to hang them from the roof, or hang them from a nail them in the wall.

Washi Tape Frame

If you are ok with sticking things to your walls this is another fun option for framing.

All you need for this is some Washi Tape in either a simple block colour or mix it up with fun patterns. Measure and mark out frames for your print to fit in and stick your print in the centre using Bluetac or double sided tape.

 

Photo Bonjour Bibiche

I hope that these tips help with framing and hanging your print. But don’t forget we print in-house so if you have a frame already but our standard sizes don’t fit it, we can custom print to the size of your frame or space.