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Archival Frame Kits

All Frame Kits Come Fully Assembled!
Frames are Joined
Glass is Cleaned
Plexi is Peeled and Inspected
Bainbridge® Alphamat® Artcare™ Matboard
Acid Free Foamcore Backing
All Fit Together with Bendable Tabs
Acid Free Tape, Wire, and Hardware Included

Easy-Order Watercolor Frame Kits

Frame kits sized for watercolor paper? What a great idea!

We came up with the idea of fully-assembled Watercolor Frame Kits after listening to the frustration from many of our local watercolor artists about the lack of affordable framing for their artwork. They either had to drastically crop their paintings, or spend a lot of money on custom framing.

We started making frame kits for the sizes that watercolor paper comes in: full sheet, half sheet, quarter sheet, eighth sheet and all the block sizes—all at a price considerably less than regular custom framing. Our artists loved them!

These kits are made of the same high quality materials and moulding used in custom framing, but they are easy-to-use, so an artist can frame their artwork themselves. Our customers also loved the fact that they could easily change the artwork in the frame, if they wished.

When viewing our Price Charts, please note that the Watercolor Kit sizes are highlighted, to make it easier when ordering a standard kit.

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Easy-Order Watercolor Frame Kit Specifications

The chart below shows you the specifications of each of the Easy-Order Watercolor Frame Kits. We’ve done all of the math, so all you need to do is verify that the mat opening works for your artwork. If not, just order a custom frame kit. The chart also shows recommended moulding widths for the different sized kits.

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7 x 10 Block
FRAME SIZE - 11” x 14”
Watercolor Paper Size - 7” x 10”
Mat Opening - 6 1/2” x 9 1/2”
Mat Width - 2 1/4”
Eighth Sheet
FRAME SIZE - 11 1/2” x 15”
Watercolor Paper Size - 7 1/2” x 11”
Mat Opening - 7” x 10 1/2”
Mat Width - 2 1/4”
9 x 12 Block
FRAME SIZE - 13 1/2” x 16 1/2”
Watercolor Paper Size - 9” x 12”
Mat Opening - 8 1/2” x 11 1/2”
Mat Width - 2 1/2”
Recommended Moulding Widths for These Sizes—3/4” to 1 3/8”

10 x 14 Block
FRAME SIZE - 14 1/2” x 18 1/2”
Watercolor Paper Size - 10” x 14”
Mat Opening - 9 1/2” x 13 1/2”
Mat Width - 2 1/2”
Quarter Sheet
FRAME SIZE - 16” x 20”
Watercolor Paper Size - 11” x 15”
Mat Opening - 10” x 14”
Mat Width - 3”>
12 x 16 Block
FRAME SIZE - 17 1/2” x 21 1/2”
Watercolor Paper Size - 12” x 16”
Mat Opening - 11 1/2” x 15 1/2”
Mat Width - 3”
Recommended Moulding Widths for These Sizes—1” to 1 1/2”

14 x 20 Block
FRAME SIZE - 19 1/2” x 25 1/2”
Watercolor Paper Size - 14” x 20”
Mat Opening - 13 1/2” x 19 1/2”
Mat Width - 3”
Half Sheet
FRAME SIZE - 20” x 27”
Watercolor Paper Size - 15” x 22”
Mat Opening - 14” x 21”
Mat Width - 3”
Recommended Moulding Widths for These Sizes—1 1/4” to 1 3/4”

Full Sheet
FRAME SIZE - 28” x 36”
Watercolor Paper Size - 22” x 30”
Mat Opening - 21” x 29”
Mat Width - 3 1/2”
18 x 24 Block
FRAME SIZE - 24” x 30”
Watercolor Paper Size - 18” x 24”
Mat Opening - 17 1/2” x 23 1/2”
Mat Width - 3 1/4”
Full Sheet Plus
FRAME SIZE - 32” x 40”
Watercolor Paper Size - 22“ x 30“
Mat Opening - Your Specs
Mat Width - Your Specs
Recommended Moulding Widths for These Sizes—1 1/2” to 2 1/4”

Custom Frame Kits

Your custom sized frame kit solution!

If your artwork doesn’t quite fit in our standard kits, or you have a unique sized painting; or maybe you like wider mats than our kits offer; in any case, we can accommodate you.

You may like to print out and use our worksheet to help you figure out your custom frame size, or call us for assistance. Once you have figured out the united inches( one length plus one width) of the frame size you need, use the Price Charts to  determine your Kit price!

Download the Custom Frame Kit Worksheet