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London-based artist Adam Robinson works with found materials to create vivid and colourful mixed media collages. Taking inspiration...

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The jungle has arrived to Wanstead! These stunning new elephants are handcrafted replicas of exhibition elephants from international life size statues exhibited by Elephant Parade to raise awareness for the need of elephant conservation. Each elephant is hand crafted ceramic created by artists all over the world with themes from art, history and classic icons. Which one is your favourite? Each elephant is priced on our website, 20% of profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects. @elephantparade_ ... See MoreSee Less
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Alberto Martinez's surreal images bring the imagination alive. El Flaco is a Cuban artist. Can you see the little references to Cuba or the cheese grater in the heart of London? @albertomartinezartist #art #artoninstagram #artoftheday #eastlondon #Wanstead #surrealism #newart #newcollection #imagesinframes #cubancigars #cheesegraterbuilding #westend #limitededitions #atlantis #showstopper #wonderfulworld ... See MoreSee Less
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Original piece by @jjadamsart off to his new home! ‘Eton Mess’Original screen print and hand embellishmentsWhat an absolutely brilliant piece! It will be missed! #borisjohnson #jjadams #brexit #england #london #buyart #etoncollege #bigben #toryparty #imagesinframes #isitawigtho #whataplonker ... See MoreSee Less
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"Through the window is a world of beauty , all you've got to do is look " Loving these new elegant paintings by Gary McNamara and Mr. Malcontent.@gary_mcnamara_fine_art#artoninstagram #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #artwork #eastlondon #Wanstead #artoftheday #original #originalart #strongwomen #painting #contemporaryart ... See MoreSee Less
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A picture mount offers protection and preservation to a piece of artwork, drawing or a photo. It also enhances an artwork while adding to its decoration. However, adding a lot of picture mounting may affect its functioning and it may not be able to offer protection or preservation. In fact, it could possibly cause damage to the artwork.

Artwork ages due to its exposure to UV light. Ageing may also occur due to acidic tapes, mount board, backing board and papers that are used to decorate and protect the artwork. In such cases, the artwork starts browning after some time. While exposure to light may harm any paper, poor quality mounting on the other hand causes greater damage to the artwork. In fact, drawings, water colours and prints can be entirely ruined due to the contact of the artwork with the inappropriate framing materials. Amateur restoration or incorrect techniques in handling may also damage the artwork.

For better protection, artwork may be preserved through mounting boards or picture mounting. Mounting boards are also used for supporting posters, photos and needlework. Such boards also come into use when picture framing is done in a professional way. The characteristics of the board include a compressed cardboard along with foam and a thick paper. The edges of some mounting boards may be cut with an angle so as to make them appear more elegant.
The best solution to avoid artwork coming into contact with acid is acid free mounting. An acid free mounting board has many uses. It contains acidic chemicals that are covered up and meant to be exposed later. Acid free front and back mounting boards are also used to prevent the acid coming into contact with the artwork. This helps avoid the possible damage that can be caused to the artwork. At times, it is important to treat the front and the back of the board so as to contain any acidic contents.

There are many uses of acid free mounting and as such selecting the one that suits your artwork the most is not difficult. With the help of a professional, you may select the most appropriate type of board, colour and cut for your piece of artwork. You may also visit our online art gallery to see how great pieces of work such as Kerry Darlington and JJ Adam art are conserved with acid free mounting.