Oversized wall art to enhance the vibe in your sacred space. It’s time to say goodbye to those huge bare walls with wall art that is truly oversized. When the right artwork is hanging in the right place, you can feel a transformation of the vibe and energy in the room. If you’re looking to make a big change in a big way, then oversized art just might be your cup of tea and what you’re looking for.
Oversized Canvas Art Vs Oversized Metal Wall Art
There are many benefits to purchasing oversized metal wall art instead of oversized canvas art. But is it “better”? That all depends on your definition of better. So, let’s go over some things we should consider! The first benefit of purchasing metal wall art is that there are no extra costs to getting it hung up on the wall. Since metal art prints have flush mount hangers on the back side of the print, you can quickly and easily hang your aluminum print.
Large canvas prints on the other hand require the purchase of stretcher bars and then you will also have to stretch the canvas over stretcher bars. If you’re not comfortable doing this yourself, you can simply bring your large canvas print to a frame shop or craft store and they can do this for you. If you are not experienced in stretching canvases, I highly recommend you have it done professionally. For a somewhat large stretched canvas that measures around 20 x 28 inches, you can expect to pay $80 or more. This will surely save you time, frustration and even possibly the price of the canvas print if it gets damaged or if you stretch it incorrectly.
The Pros of Oversized Canvas Art Prints
On the flip side, there are several benefits of having oversized canvas art prints that you should consider as oversized metal wall art prints are much different. All of the canvas prints that I offer are archival, museum grade and 100% acid-free. Known as “Giclees” these prints are made one at a time using the same pigmented inks found in original paintings. Giclee prints react to light in the same way an original painting would and are proven to last up to 100 years without any noticeable change.
Another important thing to note is that museum grade canvas prints are a little warmer than metal prints in appearance. So, if you are looking for something that has a little warmer feel, say for a bedroom, than a museum canvas print may be your best choice. However, if you looking for something with more contrast and glow, a metal print wins in that department.
Last but not least we also have museum grade prints on fine art paper. These prints are also archival and 100% acid-free. Museum grade prints on fine art paper have a matte finish and are a great option if you would like to have something framed. These prints are just as beautiful and vibrant as the canvas prints and will also last 100+ years with no noticeable change. Limited edition prints are hand signed and numbered in the bottom right corner of each piece. All of my fine art poster prints are also museum grade and hand signed in the bottom right corner. Posters do not have a number inscribed as these are open edition prints. That means they are not as rare as the limited editions.
Framing your Fine Art Prints
Finding the perfect style frame and perfect color mats for your print can be challenging but it can also be highly rewarding. There are so many possibilities and options when framing a fine art print. I highly recommend bringing your fine art print into a frame shop so the framer can suggest a variety mat color and framing options. Depending on how large your canvas print or fine art print is, the amount of space you leave between the artwork and frame will vary.
Extra Large Wall Art Prints and Small Wall Art Prints
For extra large wall art, such as a 24 x 36 inch print, it is recommended to have a 2.75 inch mat border size all the way around. For small fine art prints such as 12 x 16, a 1.75 inch mat border size all the way around is recommended. Since all of my canvas and fine art prints are archival, I suggest the mats you end up choosing be archival as well. With archival mats, you can rest assured that your print will not turn yellow over time. Non-archival mats have a lot of harmful chemicals that will leech into your print and cause it to yellow over time. Archival mats are a little more expensive, but save you money in the long run. If you have any more questions on any of these topics, please feel free to email me your questions. Love and Blessings. ~ Jalai Lama
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