Picture frames can be used to mount art, posters, and even beloved photos to any surfaced desired. Frames can come in a variety of mediums including wood, metal, and acrylic. They can be round, shaped like an oval, square, or rectangle and can come in an almost unlimited amount of sizes. If the size you desire isn't ready made in stores, custom framing is available by specialists to feature your personalized portrait.
According to historical references, the picture frame didn't appear until the 14th or 15th century in Christian art. From there, Renaissance court frames came into existence and evolved into several different styles popular to the time. Eventually frames grew away from the Rococo and Palladian styles to the more simplistic styles of today, though some still retain their elegant flare. Modern ready made pieces often have a cheaper cardboard mat backing with either a glass or clear plastic front to protect the picture from the elements. A hinged back is available for smaller pieces, like photos, that sit on furniture while products that are intended for wall hanging, like large collages, often have flat board backing.
Custom framework is often done for singular pieces, tailored to fit individual artwork. If you need to buy frames in bulk, you can always purchase already constructed pieces from department stores, craft shops, or online at wholesale prices. The cheapest option would be most likely be wholesale, but unless you can find a physical store, you take a chance on quality when you order online. If quality is a concern, a store visit is in order.
Custom and ready made picture frames will come in a variety of materials so you can match your personal style. Metal, glass, wood, and acrylic are popular choices and come in many different designs for you to choose from. Wholesale products can be found in poster board, cardboard, Plexiglass, magnetic items, or those that have a more ornate look. Personalized collages are perfect for a friend's gift, and making it last longer can be done by finding a frame to go with it. Oval, square, and round custom photo frames are available in metal or woods, like oak. The glass will protect the photo or picture inside. Discount products can be found at many different stores. Some craft or art stores will have sales on their frames throughout the year to give you a chance to save money. Talking frames are available online or through manufacturers at wholesale locations. If you have had a portrait taking, you will probably want to enhance its look by finding the perfect frame. Ready made options can be cheaper than having a custom design made for you. Buying multiple items at the same time may result in the store giving you a discount. A store will have a good supply available, and many will offer bulk packages so you can save even more money by buying at wholesale prices. Portraits, collages, photos, and other items can use plastic, wood, or metal and give you the look you want for your home or office. Compare prices between stores to see where the best price is.