A Guide To Ordering Artist Frames

At Strand, we use the term artist frame to reference a frame that an artist will be putting original artwork into. Original artwork is generally drawn on paper, stretched canvas or canvas boards which are purchased from various businesses. Please note that the measurement of your drawing on paper, stretched canvas or canvas board is the most important piece of information you will need in order to purchase a frame that will fit..

Please see below for a guide on ordering artist frames.

Original Artwork on paper

If your original artwork is on watercolour or some other form of paper then it makes the ordering process much easier. Essentially you can use any standard frame and mount combination as paper is quite thin and will fit into the all standard frames.

For example lets say you have a 16 x 12inch paper drawing. If you purchase a 16 x 12in frame there will be no room for the mount. This can often leave a piece lacking a sense of depth. Generally a 1.5 to 2 inch mount all around will work well for your artwork. Importantly, please see the image below to compare using a mount vs not using a mount.

Please checkout out our 2020 and our 2032 solid wood frame ranges as these are very popular with customers and email us if you require assistance.

Water Colour drawing with no mount - Frame size 16 x 12in

Water colour drawing framed with 2032 off white and a mount - Frame Size 20 x 16in

Original Artwork on Stretched Canvas

The first step is deciding on your style of framing. At strand we offer a large range of framing options for original art on stretched canvas for both standard, deep edge canvas & canvas boards.

2032 Canvas floater frame off white - 20mm wide frame

3232L Canvas floater frame black - 20mm wide frame

5430 Canvas Floater Frame - 10mm wide frame for deep  canvas

3349 Canvas Floater Frame - 33mm wide frame

2032 + 1515 Artist Double Frame for canvas pieces

2044 + 2525 Artist Double Frame

218 Limed on 2 in Scoop - Combi Frame

7047 White Frame Rim .

Canvas Floater Frame

Our Canvas floater frames come in 2 different options. Our standard 20mm wide frame or our 10mm wide frame. Both frames would come with a hanging system, Please see the image for both options with same 10 x 8in canvas.  For a complete guide on ordering canvas floater frames its best to read our specific help page - A guide on how to order canvas floater frames.

7047 Range

Our 7047 range is a beautiful solid wood frame which is 70mm wide. This makes is a very strong frame which is ideally suited to framing canvas boards or stretched canvas.  The product comes as frame rim so it is important you have measured your canvas exactly. Generally when you purchase a canvas there will be some information on the size but its best remeasure the canvas as some canvas brands can warp over time which means they may not fit into a frame for that size! For fitting instructions it is best to see our video -  How to fit my canvas into canvas floater frames?

Artist Double Frame 

Our range of artist frames is extensive. We combine two gallery quality solid wood frames with our Blanco off white backing and produce an amazing product suitable for framing both standard and deep edge canvas as well as canvas boards. 

ProductBest Suited to frame
2032 Canvas Floater + 1515Canvas Panel
2044 Canvas Floater + 1525Canvas panels & standard edge canvas
2044 + 2525 ChamferedCanvas Panels, standard & deep edge canvas

Combi Frame

Our combi frames combine multiple solid wood profiles which draw the eye in to the artwork  The combinations of combi frames is endless so please get in touch with us on

Original Art on Canvas Boards