The support used is indicated for each work. For the works on paper, Elie borgrave primarily used the traditional techniques as gouache, charcoal, pastel, ink and pencil.
For his oil paintings, he used generally canvas but also liked to work on the smooth surface of plywood and cardboard. In his quest for perfection, Elie Borgrave worked colors, different shades of color and layering. It got extremely subtle shades and combinations of colors very powerful in a balanced harmony.
The work of the material itself is essential, he played with the thicknesses of the paint to give the power line and alternating solids and the structure of the drawing.
He worked his own frames they are made of wood (often painted black) or aluminum which he choosed the profile carefully. Sometimes, he used a double painted frame.
Elie Borgrave used stretchers which sizes are indicated in centimeters. For oil paintings, he was particularly fond of large formats and reserve smaller in cardboard or plywood.