The Difference A Frame Can Make

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I've really been into mixed media on paper lately. It started with the minis, but has developed into some larger works on full sheets of watercolor paper. I loved the preserved white and the deckled edges - the paper itself is beautiful without anything on it! I recently picked up a few frames to showcase these pieces and I love the difference that it makes. There are so many options. There's clean and simple lucite, sophisticated brass, classic wood, modern brushed silver gallery frames - and each lends it's distinctive look to your paper pieces. One of my favorite ways to show off the deckled edges is to place the art on top of the mat instead of under. It works really nicely when you have a colored or textured mat, like in these West Elm gallery frames.

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Framing options for paper artworkI was also looking for some good framing options for larger pieces and stumbled upon some great oversized gallery frames when I was picking up the regular sized frames from West Elm. It's really hard to find an oversized frame that doesn't feel flimsy but these were up to the challenge and they are beautiful. The difference that it makes to have a framed piece of original art in your room is a game changer. It pulls the whole space together.

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I'm loving these little lucite magnetic frames from my minis. They are so perfect to layer with other frames or solo on a bookshelf.

Framing options for paper artwork

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