You have your cow, now let's frame it! 
 
So you've found the perfect Cow for your wall, now all you have to do is frame it. Unfortunaelty we are still figuring out how we can offer this service ourselves but in the meantime here's a little advice from us on how to choose the right frame.  
Being an art business, we get asked about framing a lot! It's a service that we offer on collection, for example we can frame prints for our Cow Lovers at fairs and exhibitions, and if they collect in person from our bases in Cumbria and York. However it is yet something we are able to provide online due to the high risks in breakage. But in the meantime we can offer some pearls of wisdom to help you tackle framing yourself.  
 
So to start with where do you go? 
There are a few options here. 
 
The obvious one is a framers! This is my personal choice as I like a broad range to choose from and to see the quality of what I'm paying for. The downside- it can be expensive. If you have a budget give the framer your price bracket and they will offer the frames that fit your requirements. Otherwise you can end up spending an hour getting excited about different options just to be disspointed when it comes to paying up!  
 
You can however find some nice frames right off the shelf for a fraction of the price. The choice may be slightly limited but if you are after something simple you might be in luck!  
 
Also don't be afraid to swap the mount. If you've found a frame but it's a little too big or small you can always remount the print. A professional should be able to remount a print for about £10-£20  
 
Head to the internet! We may not be able to post frames but that doesn't mean that other companies don't. You can now find a selection of framing services online. Simply choose your moulding, type in your required dimensions, and they'll build your frame and post it out to you. We've heard some good things about Easy Frame 
 
So What to Choose? 
 
Well of course this bit is completely subjective! Like artwork itself framing is always about personal taste. Remember the colour of the frame can change a picture completely! The colour, the moulding, the width, it all makes a difference! So here's my advice.... 
Colour can make a huge different, take Ted here. He looks completely different in the white frame to the black. The black really draws out his eyes capturing his cheeky expression, whereas the clean lines of the white makes the print feel extended. However consider your walls, white frames and white walls can make for a dull room no matter how charasmatic the cow! 
The picture to the left I bought at auction. I normally hate water colours however I fell in love with this old man smoking a pipe by Antonio Enrico Fiorentino.  
 
However the frame it came it aged it horrifically! The gaudy gold frame and mount completely overpowered the stuptlety of the painting.  
 
So I changed it of course!  
 
Now its in a simple dull blue frame with a touch of silver rubbing on th edges. It knocks years off the painting and compliments my grey wall wonderfully! 
These cheeky chappies above adorn my landing. I originally bought the etching of 'The Vagabond' for my husband's birthday and handily it was mounted and framed already. About two years down the lane I bought my wobbly legged puffin from illustartor Ben Rothery and new it would be they'd make a perfect pair. Now hanging together side by side in matching frames and mounts they make me smile every morning! 
Plus I've just taken a little Otter to the framer to complete the gang! 
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