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Framing your Paintings => Choosing a frame => Topic started by: mea hamo pena on February 18, 2015, 09:32:59 PM

Title: Framing an Oil Painting Done on Canvas Paper
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 18, 2015, 09:32:59 PM
Question, folks.

I am going to give my husband the Golden Plover painting I did for him.  But, how do I frame a painting done on canvas paper??

It's an oil painting, about 9 x 12 inches finished size.  I have an 11 x 14 mat and backing (outside measurements).

Do I mat it and put it under glass like a watercolor, or just leave it w/o glass over it?

Thanks for your advice.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Framing an Oil Painting Done on Canvas Paper
Post by: Bellarina on February 19, 2015, 03:22:15 AM
Mea, spray mount the piece onto foam core or gator board, then frame like a canvas with no glass.  Never glass on a oil painting it need to breathe.  :)
Title: Re: Framing an Oil Painting Done on Canvas Paper
Post by: Bellarina on February 19, 2015, 07:14:52 AM
PS:  make sure painting is fully dry before mounting.  :)
Title: Re: Framing an Oil Painting Done on Canvas Paper
Post by: liz on February 19, 2015, 08:06:46 AM
What does 'spray mount' mean, Robin? 


I know an inexpensive canvas panel of the same size will fit nicely in a frame.  I would use rubber cement over the whole panel, then unroll the picture carefully from one end to the other, pressing it into the glue. Does this sound right? I hope to do this with one of my paintings.  Ben Franklin's frames are 40% off with Midweek coupon.


-Liz
Title: Re: Framing an Oil Painting Done on Canvas Paper
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 19, 2015, 08:13:17 AM
Thanks, Robin and Liz.

I will get it done this weekend.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Framing an Oil Painting Done on Canvas Paper
Post by: Bellarina on February 19, 2015, 08:23:57 AM
If you have a frame shop near you I would let them do it.  They'll put it in a vacuum press to remove any air or bubbles.  Also they have the proper trimming equipment.  Should cost only a few bucks