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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be Scared To Print & Frame Your Art
As an art, photography is a time-consuming hobby that sees budding photographers up at the crack of dawn, in all weathers, in the worst of conditions all to get the best shot they can, of the best landscape, using the best camera setting for the conditions. Unless you’re lucky enough to make a full-time job out of your hobby, there is a time and a place to make the most of this beautiful, artistic hobby.
Photography can involve a lot of travel, expense, and a tonne of effort for the occasional photographer. For some, it’s argued to be a lifestyle choice rather than just a hobby, it is an all-consuming interest which can take over day trips and family holidays because of the very nature of it! The question that regularly pops up is: how can you visit somewhere exquisite and not take a photograph?
That’s why we’ve put together five reasons why you should make the most of your photography projects by printing and framing your efforts for all to see. After all, a photography project isn’t complete until you’ve seen the final product!
Plenty of times on this blog, we’ve discussed that both photography and art alike are skills, a thing of craft, it takes time, and uses up lots and lots of energy. With this in mind, it begs the question of what reason is there to not display your own art around the home? It’s a long process that has taken up time in your life, whether it’s a full-time job, or simply a hobby, displaying the final product with pride around your home should be joyful. It can be a talking point for guests at dinner parties and an easy insight into your life.
Photography, whatever the subject, is an extension of your personality. The creativity process will shine through, showing elements of your personality within your art. This is a prime example of why you shouldn’t be afraid to frame your art. Your home is yours, a shining example of who you are, so why not let one of the biggest influences in your life reflect that?
The great thing with making your own art or photography is that it has the flexibility to be custom-made to suit your home surroundings, and as above, your personality! No more trying to find the perfect piece to suit you.
Maybe you want a piece of quirky art for a nook in your home, or maybe you’ve got a recess that requires a weird sized frame. With your own art, you have the capability to either make it to size or to print it to size, this can then be matched with a bespoke frame, custom-made to order.
Similar to our latter point, your own photography or art projects contain their own bespoke features and quirky elements. Pairing this up with a picture frame which can cater to the difference of off-the-shelf art and stock photography can bring your home alive. With Picture Frames Express, you’ll benefit from bespoke features on your picture frames, made to order. With the added elements such as mountboards, plexiglass, backing boards, hanging and security mounts, this will look incredibly professional to help your art shine.
For particularly heavy art or frames, you can use security fastenings on the back of frames to ensure that the frame and their contents don’t get damaged.
Unlike glass glazing, Plexiglas is crystal clear and is shatterproof. This gives you a modern, slick look, with enhanced safety features. It also means that the art itself nor the glass will fade or discolour because of the excellent technology involved in the making of it.
Backing cards from Picture Frames Express include acid-free, conservation and museum. Acid-free boards are made up of chemically purified wood pulp which is free from harmful ingredients and substance, conservation is buffered with calcium carbonate which protects against acidic environmental elements. Whereas Museumbacking boards are made from non-acidic 100% cotton fibre which is lignen free. It’s perfect for original artwork, fine prints and precious documents.