Lotti Brown Designs

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About My Frames

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I wanted to share with you a bit about the beautiful frames that I have selected to go with my art prints and custom pet portraits so that they arrive with you ready to hang.

They are specially chosen to complement my art and also to look elegant in your home.

 Corgi art in gold frame

Corgi art in gold frame

What are the frames made of?

I have personally selected a range of frames that work well with all of my artworks and size options and that will look stunning in your home. You can choose from a black, silver or gold finish. Find details of each option below.

All the frames are hand-built to order on precision equipment with conservation-grade materials by Guild Commended Framers belonging to the Fine Art Guild of Framers.

 Black frame with custom artwork

Black frame with custom artwork

All frames are made from real wood with sturdy MDF backing and fitted with high-quality conservation quality mount board with white core which does not discolour.

My framed art prints are fitted with warm white double mounts with white core. Mounted prints (unframed) come with a single warm white mount.

 Single mounted art print (unframed)

Single mounted art print (unframed)

Custom art prints are typically created with the warm white double mount but coloured top or bottom mounts can be selected to really set off the particular colours in your custom artwork.

 Double mount showing a complementary colour selected for the bottom mount

Double mount showing a complementary colour selected for the bottom mount

Frame corners are precision pinned for strength (not just glued, which risks warping and bowing over time) and fitted using high-end equipment to push corner pieces tightly together and ensure precise corner alignment.

 To show precision-pinned corner detail on frame

To show precision-pinned corner detail on frame

Frames are fitted with Clarity+ acrylic glazing which is just as clear as glass but with safety in mind and reduced likelihood of breakages in transit or in your home. Your artwork looks vibrant and clear from all angles and the Clarity+ acrylic glazing has high UV resistance and will not yellow over time. It’s also resistant to scratches (but still treat it gently – see care info below).

 Showing Clarity+ clear acrylic glazing - for safety and clarity.

Showing Clarity+ clear acrylic glazing - for safety and clarity.

Ready to Hang

Your framed artwork will come ready to hang with all backing fixings and hanging cord ready in place.

Black frames

 Black frame

Black frame

 Black frame

Black frame

A wooden frame with a smooth black painted finish and an attractive swooping ‘spoon’ profile.

  • Frame width: 61mm
  • Frame rebate depth: 8mm
 Black frame

Black frame

Silver colour frames

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A wooden frame with a lovely silver-colour mottled/leaf finish. This beautiful frame has a flat profile with edge moulding.

  • Frame width: 63mm
  • Frame rebate depth: 12mm
 Silver frame

Silver frame

Gold colour frames

 Gold frame

Gold frame

A wooden frame with a striking gold-colour distressed leaf finish. This gorgeous frame has a simple flat profile with subtle edge moulding.

  • Frame width: 65mm
  • Frame rebate depth: 13mm
 Gold frame

Gold frame

As standard, each frame will come in four sizes:

  • To fit artwork 200mm x 200mm (approx 8" x 8")
  • To fit artwork 300mm x 300mm (approx 12" x 12")
  • To fit artwork 400mm x 400mm (approx 16" x 16")
  • To fit artwork 500mm x 500mm (approx 20" x 20")

But bespoke sizes are available on request.

How do I care for my artwork and frames?

Avoid hanging your artwork in direct sunlight, close to a fireplace or radiator, or in a moist environment such as a bathroom.

Simply wipe frames gently with a soft cloth or feather duster. Avoid using cleaning sprays on the frames.

To clean the acrylic glazing in your frame, dampen a soft cloth with water and wipe gently. Do not spray household cleaners onto the glazing.

 Clean your new frame gently

Clean your new frame gently

Will my Artwork be Sent Safely?

Yes.

Framed art is sent in a tough cardboard box, strapped securely and with an inbuilt crumple zone that will protect the frame on its way to you. Clarity+ acrylic glazing, instead of glass, helps to ensure that there are no breakages in transit.

 Tough packaging with inbuilt crumple zone

Tough packaging with inbuilt crumple zone

 Strapped securely, the framed artwork should arrive safely.

Strapped securely, the framed artwork should arrive safely.

Mounted (unframed) prints are sent flat and protected with inbuilt crumple zone as above or with hardboard protectors in an envelope.

 Packaging for mounted print

Packaging for mounted print

 The mounted art print arrives undamaged

The mounted art print arrives undamaged

Unmounted prints (loose prints) are usually sent rolled in a cardboard tube.

In the unlikely event that there is any damage when your artwork arrives, please get in touch with me as soon as possible.

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 Gold frame with custom coloured mount

Gold frame with custom coloured mount