Protect Your Pastel With Custom Pastel Framing
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Protect Your Pastel With Custom Pastel Framing

The best way to protect a pastel, chalk or charcoal artwork over the long term is by framing it. By doing this correctly, that is, by ensuring the art does not smudge or become damaged by humidity, heat and soiling, a rich durable piece of art is guaranteed. There are many aspects of the frame that need to be considered when framing, including the glass, matting and spacing. Taking into account all of these factors will guarantee longevity as well as aesthetically pleasing final product.

When it comes to pastel framing, glass choice follows a few guidelines. It is highly recommended that conservation grade glass be used. Acrylic or Perspex is a hazard when framing as the static from it affects the pigment of a pastel. It has the potential to lift dust off a piece and any dust that touches Perspex is more than likely going to stick to it. Standard glass does the job, but conservation grade glass protects the colours of the art as well as the matting that surrounds it. The general rule is that the less visible the glass is, the better it will display whatever is behind it. Non-reflective glass also protects original pastels, but the detail and texture that is appreciated with conservation grade glass is lost.

Though occasionally it is ok to have the glass sitting right up against a chalk piece, it is recommended that the glass be sitting further away. The risk of glass against pastel is that if the artwork moves in the frame at all then it will more almost certainly smudge. Glass should, therefore, be raised off the surface of the work. Spacing the art from the mats can be done through either matting or spacers.

Mat boards serve two purposes when it comes to framing a pastel. Firstly, they enhance the visual appeal of pastel work by complimenting its colours, increasing its frame size and drawing the eye into the picture. Traditionally, off-white matting is using in pastel framing, but neutral tones are also very familiar. They can flatter an artwork without distracting from it. Mat boards also create a space in between the work and the glass. Cutting the inside hole of a mat board with reverse bevel means that less of the mat will touch the work, allowing any loose chalk to fall behind the mat and not become visible on its white inside edge. On the other hand, using a regular bevel prevents shadows from interfering with the image. Both cuts are acceptable.

Another way of separating a pastel work from the glass is by using spacers along the inside of the frame's moulding. A spacer provides a gap for excess dust to fall. It creates a final product that looks a lot closer to a framed oil painting (besides the inclusion of glass) and has recently become much more popular method. Spacers can come in black or clear colours and are a subtle way of creating space within a frame without increasing its size.

A third way of spacing a pastel piece away from the glass is to use a fillet. Fillets, also known as "slips" are made from wood or synthetic materials and are an excellent way of creating depth without bumping up the cost of a frame up too drastically. Fitting a fillet either in between a pastel work and mat board or in between a mat board and glass helps to create the necessary depth that is needed to protect a pastel. Fillets add extra colour to the picture frame and help draw the eye into the picture.

There are many options when it comes to pastel framing. It is by far the most effective way of protecting a preserving a pastel work. Depth within a frame is created by using mat boards, spacers or fillets and a moulding with a reasonable amount of depth is recommended to accommodate for this.

Author has much interest in writing articles and blogs on Picture Frames and considers that sharing information about Custom Picture Framing could be useful for readers.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Types Of Wedding Photography Chester Styles
Brides and grooms to be, have to take numerous decisions when planning their wedding such as choosing the venue, hiring a band, flower arrangements, Wedding Photography Chester, etc. Couples who want to have beautiful memories should take their time to find a reputed Wedding Photography Wirral provider that offers them…
By: Sheraton Veranda in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Jun 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Why Hire A Professional for Wedding Photography Cheshire
A wedding is an extremely important day in one’s life and it is vital that you get your memories captured in the finest way possible on this big day. The wedding photography North West hence needs to be done by a trained professional who will be able to capture the…
By: sylver in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Jun 05, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Wedding Photography Manchester – What You Should Do
There are many who create a lot of fuss about their wedding photography and why not? After all, the wedding photos keep the memories of the day going and one can relate the stories to their children and grandchildren and use the photos for reference. When a photographer frames the…
By: sylver in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Jun 05, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Your Fantasy is No Far to Come In Reality
Internet has made the lives easy and comfortable by its huge service and finding own requirement anyone can rely on this technology as it is the best source to find anything in the world. Being a car lover, you can avail the preliminary requirement of your passion by internet only.…
By: Vishal Devsharma in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   May 31, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Advantages Of Having Social Media Wall
Most often the social media marketing is used as a tool nowadays by the companies and individual businesses. The success of social media marketing is based on the extent you involve your employees and your stake holders and visitors. There are however many benefits of having a social media wall.…
By: elle4 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   May 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Make Your Party Joyful By Photobooth
Capture the fun and celebrations of your party through the photos taken with our IBoothme photo booth. It is always a great idea to find a photo booth that can help to spice things up. It is the perfect addition to compliment any party. It can be difficult to capture…
By: elle4 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   May 17, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Find the Right Picture Framer Lothian for Your Art
If you find painting quite rewarding and relaxing and you are in love with your works of art, you need to look for a good Picture Framer Lothian. In order to preserve your works of art as better as possible and hang them proudly on your walls, you need to…
By: Sheraton Veranda in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   May 05, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Daniel Baci – Photography & Videography In Thailand
From a very young age Daniel Baci has displayed an evident passion and obsession for visuals. It began with something as small and innocent as taking charge of the family camera and documenting every fun-filled event with all manner of artistic and inventive imagery; capturing the very essence of happiness…
By: Simon Parsons in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   May 02, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Finding A Newborn Photography In Stockport Provider
To every family, having a baby is considered to be a blessing and that’s why welcoming a newborn baby is a perfect time for any family relative and friend to gather in order to build a long lasting memory. During the last years, newborn photography has become quite a popular…
By: sylver in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Apr 26, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Entertain Your Guests With Photo Booth Services
With every event in mind photobooth is a superb way of capturing all those great moments of your special day. Whether you are celebrating your wedding day, birthday or even your corporate event our booths are perfect for any occasion. We provide the most authentic photobooth experience for our customers.…
By: elle4 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Apr 19, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Photo Booth Toronto – Classic And Modern Booths
What kind of ceremony are you holding soon? Is it a wedding, birthday, anniversary, graduation or just a nice party with friends? No Matter the sort of ceremony you wish to do, you will require the assistance of a photo booth Toronto service provider. Mostly they offer a wedding photo…
By: Sheraton Veranda in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Apr 16, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Wedding Photography Oxford
When preparing for the most important day of your life, you have to make sure that you take different essential factors into account so that everything turns out as expected. Especially when talking about preserving your memories, you should invest in services such as Wedding Photography Oxford and even a…
By: Johny Danes in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Apr 15, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Make Your Weddings Fun Via Photobooth
Weddings are a special time. You will want to look back on the celebrations for years to come. Photo booths have become incredibly popular at weddings .With silly props they provide hours of fun .Everyone knows that one of the best thing about going to wedding is the photo booth.…
By: elle4 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Apr 12, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Photo Booth Rental for Parties
Funny crazy pictures are not just good when they are being clicked, but will also make you laugh every time you look at them and recall the good time you had. IBoothme allow you to create as many memories as you want at all major events of your life, capturing…
By: elle4 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Apr 06, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Photo Booth Services for All Occasions
Whether at a party or a corporate event, everyone loves a photo booth. We are continuing to develop an outstanding reputation through our customer service and by ensuring we meet our customers’ needs through attention. We pride ourselves in enhancing your parties and events by turning moments in the booth,…
By: elle4 in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Apr 05, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1175    Report this Article