It is my goal that you will enjoy your artwork to the utmost. However, paper collages are, by their nature, very delicate. That is why all original collages are sold and delivered framed. When you buy an original collage from my shop, I will take it to a custom framer, where it will be framed with UV conservation glass and acid-free backing to protect it from fading and degradation. The price you pay is inclusive of this framing. We can discuss framing options. If you elect NOT to have me frame your piece, it will be delivered in a temporary frame. However, I cannot guarantee that your artwork will not fade over time or otherwise degrade.