I love botanical prints. I had a bunch of green botanical leaves that I purchased from Etsy. Using unfinished diploma frames that came with the glass and mat. I saved a ton of money doing it myself instead of custom framing. I used frames that were 11 by 14 with glass. I did not use the mats that came with it. It’s totally up to you. I love how natural the wood frames are. They are made from pine not plastic.
When picking out a frame find one that fits your art. My botanical prints are exactly 11 by 14, so the print will slide in perfectly. USA has a variety of sizes to choose from. The 11 by 14 unfinished was only $11. I have been looking for years for inexpensive frames that were all the same sized for many of my prints that are all the same size.
The frames I received come with mats. If you are planning to use mats, make sure they fit nicely around the art work. You don’t want them to covering the design. I opted for not using them because I wanted a simple look.
What You Need!
- 6 Unfinished 11 x 14 frames w/glass
- 6 Botanical prints
- Paint (Decor art paint)(High Gloss Acabado Con Mucho Brillo)
What to do!
If you purchase the frames from USA they come with the basic frame already assembled. Unwrap it and flip it over to remove the cardboard. Clean any fingerprints off your glass using glass cleaner. This is important because there are tiny particles that are hard to see, so take your time. I made the mistake of rushing my cleaning. I had to take the frame apart because there was this black dot on the print. If you are using un-finshed frames then follow the steps below.
- Paint frames with the your choice of paint. I used DecoArt paint.
- Add glass
- Add botanical prints.
- Add the cardboard and secure the tabs to it. The frames are ready to hang.