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08/04/2014

Framing Children’s Artwork

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Taking a page from THE SCOUT GUIDE Tip 62: Framing Children’s Artwork featuring THE SCOUT GUIDE-CHARLOTTESVILLE’s La Linea Bella! 

Whether at camp or at home, kids produce a wealth of wonderful artwork during the summertime, and framing these artistic feats is a great way to foster a love of creating and add a little fresh flair to your décor. To help guide us through the process, we asked Beate Casati of Charlottesville’s LA LINEA BELLA to share her expert advice; here are her recommendations:

• To incorporate your child’s art into your “grown-up” space, choose a more sophisticated or modern gallery-style frame. Then add fabric matting or a liner to give the art an extra pop.
• White frames let the colors in your child’s art and its expressiveness speak for themselves. They also keep a wall from looking too busy.
• Consider using different colors of the same molding/frame when creating an art gallery for your child. This will add a touch of whimsy while keeping your gallery looking unified.
• Think about adding a colored mat (or two) to your child’s art to pick up a color in their room.
• For large collections of children’s art—everyone has a big box of great drawings, right?—and to unify a variety of paper sizes, consider scanning all of your child’s artwork to a 5”x7” format, and framing the whole collection in one large, multi-opening mat and frame.
• Print out a little history of the piece and affix it to the back of the frame so you can re-visit the story behind the art at a later point in time.
• Always use U.V. protective glazing when framing children’s art, since both the papers and colors they use usually fade quickly.

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LA LINEA BELLA!
1718 Allied Street at McIntire Plaza | Charlottesville, Va 22903 | 434-244-3050

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