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Framing your Paintings => Choosing a frame => Topic started by: Alice Huang on July 18, 2013, 03:56:20 PM

Title: What size of a frame to go with 16X20inch canvas panel?
Post by: Alice Huang on July 18, 2013, 03:56:20 PM
Hi all,

I am thinking of frame my very first realistic rose, but I don't know what to do, like where to get the frame, what size, can I do it myself or need some professional help?

Cheers,
Alice
Title: Re: What size of a frame to go with 16X20inch canvas panel?
Post by: MSWcrane on July 18, 2013, 06:48:55 PM
Alice, 16 x 20 is a standard size frame, so you can get one and do it yourself if you would like to save $$

I have been told on this Forum not to mat an oil painting, so they are fairly easy to frame, since you painted it on canvas board.

If so, you can just purchase any 16" x 20" frame, bend out the protrusions in the back that hold picture in place, put canvas board in and bend back the holders.  Add wire or nailed hanger to top and hang.

You can purchase a new one, or look in 2nd hand shops for old pictures in the correct size frame (measure opening in back) and save yourself some money   ;)

Stretched Canvas is more difficult as they do not fit in behind the holders, someone else will have to explain that situation to you, as I have not done one yet.

Frame your  :painting:  take a photo of it and let us see the finished work   :yippee:
Title: Re: What size of a frame to go with 16X20inch canvas panel?
Post by: Germa on July 18, 2013, 11:39:53 PM
For stretched canvas, I use a floater frame. Over here, they are available in standard sizes too.
The  'how to', is very easy, even I could do it without the help of my hb. ;)

http://www.logangraphic.com/blog/2011/10/08/floater-frame-frame-canvas/ (http://www.logangraphic.com/blog/2011/10/08/floater-frame-frame-canvas/)
Title: Re: What size of a frame to go with 16X20inch canvas panel?
Post by: Alice Huang on July 20, 2013, 01:33:41 AM
Thanks, I will get a frame for my painting, I used a 16X20 canvas panel. For the stretched canvas, I will try later.

 :thankyou:
Alice
Title: Re: What size of a frame to go with 16X20inch canvas panel?
Post by: May lynn on July 20, 2013, 11:46:26 PM
Dear Alice;
I use the front loading wooden frame, and secure the canvas to the frame using a small
metal bracket called an offset.  It give the painting a professional finished look.
The frames come in many colors or you can paint the yourself if you wish.
I think they many be the same idea as Germa is suggesting.
Good luck! 
May lynn
Title: Re: What size of a frame to go with 16X20inch canvas panel?
Post by: Val on July 21, 2013, 02:18:11 AM
 :wave: May Lynn, nice to see you. Hope all is well.
Title: Re: What size of a frame to go with 16X20inch canvas panel?
Post by: May lynn on July 21, 2013, 11:26:32 AM
Dear Alice;
I purchase most of my art supplies from Opus, a Canadian company. 
They have a great video using the front load method.  Go to their website and
go to How to/ videos and using offsets can be found on page 5.  http://opusartsupplies.com/locations/victoria/ (http://opusartsupplies.com/locations/victoria/).
I hope this helps.
Hi Val I doing great!  Can't wait until class starts again. Cheers.
May lynn