Showcasing art, particulary smaller drawings and prints, doesn't need to cost a fortune. Here are three simple steps on how to frame art for your walls.
STEP 1 Find an artwork that you really love. It can be a print, an original drawing, a photograph, and even a card. Browse these sites for some great art pieces: Etsy, The Shiny Squirrel, Little Paper Planes.
STEP 2 Find a mat and a frame for the art. If the artwork is not a standard size, like 5" x 7", you can still get a mat custom cut for an affordable price. I had one cut for my drawing for $8 at a local art shop.
The hardest part of the mat process is choosing a color. An off-white (anything from cream to light gray) is always a good choice. I chose a light gray mat for my drawing. Make sure to look at the mat sample in the natural light to get a more accurate idea of what it'll look like in your home.
You also want to have a frame picked out at this point, so that the mat can be cut to size. Even though the dimensions of my art work is 9" x 12", I wanted a frame that was a little bigger. At the art shop, I found an 11" x 14" metal frame in black that was perfect.
STEP 3 Frame the art! Now that you have the mat and the frame, all you have to do is assemble the pieces together. First lay the artwork on a flat surface. Place two pieces of tape at the top and bottom so that the sticky side is facing up. Position the mat over the art and press down.