Collage Picture Frames - Understanding the Basics


Have a bunch of pictures and want an economical way to display them all? This is where collage picture frames come in handy.

Collage frames are fantastic, cost-effective options if you want to display several pictures without buying a bunch of frames. Collage picture frames contain several picture openings that have different sizes. With collage photo frames, you will have a safe, secure way to protect your pictures and enjoy sharing them with your friends and family.

With digital cameras it's tempting to take countless photos but unfortunately rarely do people print them out and enjoy them. With collage picture frames, it's easy to display, share and remember priceless memories in a neat, well-arranged display.

These frames come in a variety of shapes, styles, colors, and sizes, but come in two types - matted collage frames and collage photo frames with several framed openings.

Matted Collage Picture Frames

Matted collage frames are generally less expensive because they have only one exterior frame. Matted collage picture frames have a collection of smaller sized openings that have different sizes so you can display more photos.

Matted collages include a collage mat and frame, but you can also create your own matted collage frame. To create your own, all you do is buy a separate collage mat and then choose the picture frame you want that holds the mat. It will generally cost a little more to create your own matted photo collage frame but it does give you additional options to choose from.

What separates the matted collage frame from other frames is that the pictures must be secured to the mat's back. There are a couple of ways to choose from depending on each picture's significance. For important pictures, you can prevent damaging the photo by using linen tape or photo corners. But if the pictures have less significance, you can just use tape that has a matte finish. Please be warned that using tape may damage your photo by sticking to the paper on the back of the picture. If you try removing tape that's adhered to the picture, it's best cutting the tape then ripping off the paper on the back of the picture.В Just remember if you use any type of tape (not designed for photos), you risk damaging your picture.

Another benefit of matted collage photo frames is that you can write or draw on the mat. The ability to personalize your collage frame is another reason why matted collage frames are so popular.В 

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