• The Science Behind Artglass

    Glazing is often the last decision you make when you are completing your framing package. And the options—much like the rest of the framing process—are manifold. Framing and conservation experts often recommend acrylic, which offers both UV protection and anti-reflective coatings; however,... more
  • Using Stretcher Bar Frames

    While some artists paint directly on canvases that are already stretched over a wood frame, others prefer to paint on flat canvases and stretch their own. This allows for a professional, customized final product. Frame Destination offers stretcher bar frames for canvases in more than 60... more
  • Float-Mounting Artwork on Uncut Mat Board Blanks

    Float-mounting is a mounting technique where the edges of the artwork are left uncovered. When mounted this way, the artwork appears to be floating within the frame or mat board window. Float-mounting is normally used when the image goes all the way to the edge of paper and you don’t want any of... more
  • Choosing Your Mounting Technique

    When mounting photos to mounting board or mat board, there are several different routes you can take. Check out these different mounting techniques to see which sticks with you the most—whether you’re looking for the most convenient method or looking to preserve the photo or document. Hinging... more
  • 7 Easy Ways to Overcome a Creative Block

    Creative blocks, which can be defined as either the inability to create new work or to make progress on a current one, are something most artists experience at least once in their careers. Depending on the individual, a creative block can last anywhere from a few hours, to several years in the most... more
  • Using Photo Display Kits to Create Banners

    Sometimes a product’s great design leads to applications beyond its intended use. For example, Frame Destination's Photo Display Kits provide photographers and artists a simple, affordable, and quick way to create a great display—one that provides protection while drawing viewers’ eyes to... more
  • Curating an Art Show

    Hans Ulrich Obrist, a world-renowned curator at London’s Serpentine Gallery, described his role as a curator in an interview as “that of a catalyst—and sparring partner.” Good curators make the right things happen in an exhibit, creating the best possible experience for everyone... more
  • Distress a Picture Frame to Shabby Chic Perfection

    Shabby chic isn’t going anywhere. The design trend has shown staying power ever since it took hold in Great Britain in the 1980s, where it allegedly earned its name from The World of Interiors magazine. While shabby chic celebrates charmingly worn-down furniture and items, anything can be altered... more
  • How to Protect and Preserve Your Digital Prints

    When you spend a significant amount of time and money on a beautiful digital photograph for your home or office, you want to be able to enjoy it for a while. Unfortunately, a variety of factors can affect your digital prints and distort the way they look over time. But take heart, because... more
  • Going Green with Picture Framing

    It seems like there is always a “green” or environmentally friendly way to do almost everything these days. And that doesn’t exclude picture framing. Whether it’s knowing what materials are used in the creation of the frames, the type of mat board you can use and even where you purchase... more

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