Designing with paint by numbers is a great way to create art cheaply and quickly.
With the help of a designer, you can design your artwork or even create a custom color palette for your store. The only downside is that it takes some time to create all the pieces and assemble them into an entire design.
In this post, we’ll talk about framing your custom paint by numbers canvas.
Framing Your Paint By Numbers Custom Canvas
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Like most people, you probably don't want your art hanging on the wall. The last thing you want is it to fall off the wall and get damaged. It is why it's essential to find an excellent way to display your art, so it doesn't get damaged or ruined.
The first thing that you need to do is get the right frame for your paintings. There are many different types of frames available, so choose one that fits in with the style of your room and what kind of artwork you have hanging on your walls. After selecting the frame, you can start framing up your paintings.
How To Frame Paint By Number Canvas?
The canvas is a unique piece of art you can hang on your wall or frame as a poster. The personalized paint by number is an art form in itself. It requires a bit of patience, but the end result is worth it.
Here are some tips for framing your art:
Choose The Right Frame
You can find frames with glass or plexiglass and solid wood frames. The choice is up to you, but one thing is for sure, it has to be durable and easy to clean.
There are a few different options to choose from:
- Picture Frame: This is the most common type of frame, and it comes in various shapes and sizes.
- Shadow Box: A shadow box is a wooden frame with a deep rabbet, or groove, on three sides. This frame type is perfect for displaying three-dimensional objects or prints with many details.
- Floater Frame: A floater frame is a thin frame designed to float over the edge of the canvas print. This type of frame is perfect for minimalist prints or for creating the illusion of floating artwork.
- Metal Frame: A metal frame is perfect for gallery-style displays or prints that need extra protection from the elements.
Use A Mat
Use a mat behind your canvas, so it doesn't move around as you hang it on the wall. You want the canvas flat against the wall, so it hangs straight and doesn't shift around from side to side or off-center.
Make sure you have enough space on the wall where you want it hung since the frame will cover the entire surface area of the piece of art once framed (unless you have a tiny canvas).
If there isn't enough space on your wall where you want it hung, then consider purchasing an oversized frame that will allow more room for hanging without having to take up more wall space than what was initially required by your artwork.
Highlight the Print, Don't Compete With It
When framing your canvas prints, it's important to remember that the print is the star of the show. So, try to choose a frame that complements and highlights your artwork rather than competes with it.
There are many different frame styles to choose from, so take your time and find one that will perfectly match the look and feel of your prints. Matte frames are an excellent option for minimalistic or contemporary prints, while wood frames can give a more rustic or traditional feel.
Whatever style you choose, make sure the frame doesn't overshadow the print itself. Keep it simple and elegant, and you can't go wrong.
Use a Frame That's Easy to Change
When it comes to framing your canvas prints, simplicity is vital. You want a frame that's easy to change, so you can switch up your look whenever you feel like it. A block of bare wood or metal frame is a great option, as it will complement most decors and can be updated with a new color or design whenever you feel like it.
Get Creative With Your Framing Options
When it comes to framing your canvas prints, the options are endless. You can go with a simple or ornate frame, choose a color that matches your décor or go with a bold statement piece. You can even get creative and use found objects or materials to create a one-of-a-kind frame.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Try framing your prints with reclaimed wood or old shutters.
- Add some personality with a colorful frame or mat.
- Frame your prints using molding, trim or decorative metal strips.
- Get crafty and make your frame from scratch.
Types Of Frames
You can buy a pre-made frame, or you can make your own frame. You'll need some wood boards, nails, hinges, and glass pieces.
To make your frame, start by cutting the wood pieces according to their size. For example, if you want a 40-inch square frame, you'll need four pieces of wood measuring 1/2 inch thick and 3/4 inch wide. You can also use plywood if you want something more substantial than regular wood boards.
Next, nail one end of each board together at an angle (see photo below).
Once all the boards are nailed together, hang them on the wall using screws or nails through holes drilled in the back of each panel.
After creating your frame, prepare the canvas by :
- Measure and cut out the desired size of the canvas.
- Paint the canvas with acrylic paint and let it dry completely before moving on to step 3.
- Use a small paint brush to apply glue along the sides of the canvas where you want to place it inside your frame.
- Place the canvas inside your frame and glue along all sides that are not painted yet so that there is no gap between them and the wall behind them (the gap between the two sides of the frame should be about an inch to an inch-and-a-half wide).
- Wait at least 24 hours for your glue to dry completely before hanging your beautiful custom painting on your wall.
Remember a few things to remember when framing your canvas prints. First, consider the color and style of the frame. You want it to compliment the print, not overshadow it.
Second, think about the size of the frame. It should be proportional to the size of the print.
Finally, use a high-quality frame and glass to protect your print from damage.