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With so many types of artworks you don’t have to feel limited because we offer a variety of canvas options. Artists tend to have a variety of fine art formats whether it’s canvases, prints, three dimensional artworks, and so on.
Every artist has their own vision for their artwork, which is why we gladly offer two forms of stretching: gallery wrap (modern) and museum wrap (normal canvas stretching). The distinction between the two is that a gallery wrap displays your artwork over thick wooden bars, has no staples or nails showing, and is ready to hang. A museum wrap is a standard canvas stretching process that uses stretching bars, has staples showing, and is not ready to hang. Typically, customers add a frame to their canvas stretching.
When using a single moulding there is usually no matting required, especially if the frame has one or two of the colors present in your canvas painting. It is better to look for one that makes up for the absence of a mat, liner, or fillet. A moulding with more than one color, some pattern and texture, and an interesting profile all help with the presentation.
Liner and Frame
A liner offers room between the artwork, frame, and everything else around it. It replaces matting since matting is not recommended for canvas paintings. Mats are not typically used when framing a canvas, but that doesn’t mean a liner can’t still be helpful for the same purpose. A liner refers to a fabric-covered moulding. Many are covered with linen, which is comparable to the texture of canvas, making for a smooth transition. Most liners are relatively neutral in color, so they coordinate with a lot of artwork.
Stacked Moulding Combination
A stacked moulding combination is the use of two or more finished mouldings, not fabric covered liners, for art on canvas. When using multiple frames you create an even more pronounced effect. Stacking can be a great choice for art on canvas because a combination of mouldings can add color, pattern, texture, and scale that helps set off the art.
Float frames provide a minimalist look when you just want to give the canvas a finished edge. Their advantage lies in not obscuring any of the face of the art. Floats tend to be sleek and simple so they coordinate best with contemporary pieces. If you have a more traditional painting, we do have float frames that are slightly more traditional in their styling. You can also set the canvas into a basic float so the entire piece of art shows and then surround it with one or more other mouldings to suit the style of the art better.
Frame on a Mat in a Frame
This is one technique where we make exceptions to use matting with canvas art. The matting used in the photo is made of linen. The matting does not need to have a opening for the artwork since the frame holding the artwork will sit directly on top of the matting. This is a great way to increase the overall size of the art, while enhancing the presentation (color, feel, and scale).