Picture Framing is more than just the Frame!
When considering a mount for your picture it should be thought of as the finishing touch before framing.
The quality of the board should be acid free to prevent future problems with discolouration, and a colour chosen to complement not overpower the image.
As a customer you should be advised on different applications such as “floating” your image in the mount, extra thick boards, a double or triple mounts, and traditional skills such as lines or a wash line with artists water colours.
The glass chosen is also an important consideration. There is a variety available with the most popular being clear picture glass which is exactly as its name suggests, non reflecting glass which stops reflection from surrounding windows, and U V glass which prevents damaging ultra-violet rays from affecting the colours of the image.
One final thought on this subject is that cross stitches and tapestries are usually greatly enhanced with a mount after being stretched, and should be treated with the same thought process as pictures .
Read more about Gadsby’s Framing Services
Gadsby’s don’t just provide a high quality professional picture (and other things) framing service.
D.I.Y. framers also shop with us to get great value ready-made frames and a selection of pre-cut mounts for the most common frame and image sizes.