Frame Guide


All our frames will suit aceogallery artists’ artwork. However traditionally there are certain ways of framing types of artwork such as watercolours or oil paintings. This guide is designed to give guidance but if you have any queries or would like to see an image of the artwork you wish to purchase in a particular frame please e mail anna@aceogallery.co.uk.

Watercolours/Gouache

Watercolours and paintings created in the style of watercolours, including Gouache and some acrylic and mixed media paintings, are traditionally framed with a mount and glazing (glass or perspex) with the frame. Both our ACEO and 6”x4” glazed frames use Acrylic Safety Glazing and have a premium wide double mount and bevelled frame to make the most of the artwork.
aceogallery frames that would traditionally suit watercolours are:
- Black frame with glazing and double mount. 6”x4” and ACEO sizes
- Wood frame with glazing and double mount. 6”x4” and ACEO sizes

Oils

Oils and paintings created in the style of oils, including thick textured acrylics, are traditionally framed without glazing or a mount. We have two great frames for 6”x4” artwork but as ACEO artwork is small we have not found a cost effective quality unglazed/unmounted frame in this size but are continuing our search. We recommend using a glazed, mounted frame for ACEOs, or any good framer will be able to frame ACEOs in the style of an oil.
aceogallery frames that would suit oils are:
- Black double frame. 6”x4” size
- White wood frame. 6”x4” size
- Black frame with glazing and double mount. ACEO size
- Wood frame with glazing and double mount. ACEO size

Acrylics

Acrylics can be used by artists in the style of watercolours (thin or smooth washes) or oils (thick or textured application). This means that the style of artwork will determine the traditional way of framing the artwork. If you are unsure or have any queries on the style of a particular acrylic painting, please contact us and we can provide more information and framing guidance.
aceogallery frames that would suit acylics are:
- Black double frame. 6”x4” size
- White wood frame. 6”x4” size
- Black frame with glazing and double mount. 6”x4” and ACEO sizes
- Wood frame with glazing and double mount. 6”x4” and ACEO sizes

Mixed Media

Mixed media artwork can be flat or textured and can be framed in either a mounted and glazed frame or without mounting/glazing. Many Mixed media artwork is delicate or would get dusty easily and so we recommend framing them with a mount and glazing (glass or perspex) on the frame. Both our ACEO and 6”x4” glazed frames use Acrylic Safety Glazing and have a premium wide double mount and bevelled frame to make the most of the artwork.
aceogallery frames that would suit mixed media artwork are:
- Black frame with glazing and double mount. 6”x4” and ACEO sizes
- Wood frame with glazing and double mount. 6”x4” and ACEO sizes

Original Prints

Original prints are traditionally framed with a mount and glazing (glass or perspex) with the frame. Both our ACEO and 6”x4” glazed frames use Acrylic Safety Glazing and have a premium wide double mount and bevelled frame to make the most of the artwork.
aceogallery frames that would traditionally suit prints are:
- Black frame with glazing and double mount. 6”x4” and ACEO sizes
- Wood frame with glazing and double mount. 6”x4” and ACEO sizes