Blog - Framing Ideas, Design Inspiration & How To's

5 Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Looking to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day? We can help with that. You’re sure to find something that both you and your mother with love. Make the day truly special with Modern Art Framing. Here are some handy gift ideas to help you out.

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10 Unique Uses of Picture Frames

Whether you have old picture frames or are looking to buy a new one, they don’t always have to be used for framing photos or art. With a bit of creativity they can be repurposed for a variety of uses and they can be cheap too. Here are a few cost effective ideas to inspire you to use your frames in ways you’ve never thought of.

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Common causes of frame damage and how to avoid them

When you have just purchased a frame from Modern Art Framing, the very last thing you want to do is damage it or the photo/artwork inside. This won’t happen if you follow a few simple tips that we will discuss in this blog. Read on to find out the key causes of frame damage and how to avoid them affecting your frame.

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Mat board uses and ideas

Mat boards are an extremely versatile paper-based material used in arts and craft that enhance framed photos and can be used for various other purposes. Generally they provide visual relief so the art or photo is not distracted by its surroundings such as the frame. At Modern Art Framing we sell a wide variety of matboard in our store in different colours and materials such as the stand paper finish and suede.

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Choosing the right colours for your photo frame

The colours you choose for your photo frame and mat board heavily dictate the personality of your art piece. When you set out to get your favourite photo or painting framed you would have some colours in mind but it is important that they evoke the feelings that you desire them to. The colours also need to fit the main subject well – the photo or art – so there a few things to think about before you rush into anything. This blog will make the process a bit easier for you by providing a few handy colour tips.

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Cleaning your picture and photo frames

So you’ve just purchased a fantastic new frame but you want to ensure that it says in tip top condition throughout its lifetime. It’s important to know the right way to clean your frames to ensure that they are not damaged or adversely affected in the process. Here are some tips to maintain and clean your frames safely and effectively.

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6 Shadow Box Frame Ideas

At Modern Art Framing we do more than just standard framing jobs, we also do a variety of other pieces such as box and shadow box frames. These two unique framing types have an extra amount of height or distance between the glass and the base, making them ideal to show off 3 dimensional objects. Hence, there are unlimited possibilities of what you want to frame and in this blog we give you some ideas so that you can create a shadow box or box frame of your own.

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