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Framing and finishing encaustic art

Framing Your Encaustic Work

To frame or not to frame? Historically, an unframed painting was considered incomplete. Frames were used to enhance the work, separate it from the wall, and add additional support by preventing the stretchers and canvases from warping. We’ve all seen those HUGE ornate gilded frames in museums. Traditionally photography is framed in simple black, natural, or white frames so that the frame doesn’t overbear the image. The images are usually matted and placed under glass. In modern times, this notion of a work being incomplete has faded and as artists, we have an entire array of framing ...
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