Original Canvas Framing Tips

Jess usually prefers to paint on 7/8" stretched canvas and let the collector independently frame their piece in their own unique style. A local frame shop is a good option for this, as they have great selection and expertise. Designer Amy Mitchell gives a thorough run-down of the local framer advantage here: http://homeglowdesign.com/2016/10/13/myth-mega-framing-sales/

 

For the DIY collector looking to frame the piece themselves, there are some easy options out there:

 

Ready-made Frames for 7/8" canvas

These frames are super easy: just pop out the clear acrylic and pop in the canvas. Only a screwdriver is needed:

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/ambiance-gallery-wood-frames

http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-metal-gallery-frames/

http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-bamboo-gallery-frames/

Jess has also successfully used the following online frame:

https://www.pictureframes.com/Custom-Frames/Canvas-Ready-Wood-Picture-Frames/SP7-espresso-wood-canvas-frame

(Please note: these are suggestions. Quality and service not guaranteed by Jess Franks.)

 

Assemble Your Own

Many craft stores such as Michael's have a supply of "Open Back Frames." For example:

http://www.michaels.com/wall-frames/open-back/809188418

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/plein-aire-style-frames

Or you may have found a great old frame in the right size at the thrift store. This is Jess's preferred source! But how do you mount your painting in such a frame? 
All it takes is a few of these offset clips:

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/canvas-off-set-clips

And here's how to do it (you don't have to put the dust cover on the back as she does):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUYMjsv7GYs

 

(Please note: these are suggestions. Quality and service not guaranteed by Jess Franks.)