Kid's Art is Fine Art!

We love to frame art by children, for so many reasons. Kids have spontaneous creativity and a fearless sense of color and design. Most of these creations end up on the fridge or inside a storage box... why not pick a nice group and frame them? Your budding artist will love the result and we guarantee you will too! Simple white frames keep the focus on the color in this exuberant grouping. Different sizes can be arranged to make a gallery wall that the whole family will enjoy! 

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Remembering a Special Dog

Pets are a huge part of many families today. We are always honored to help clients create a memento of a beloved animal companion. This client had created impressions of his dog's four paws in a hardened plaster and wanted to protect and display them. After some discussion, we found a wood frame that suggested the color of his pet's coat, and a rough linen mat to complement the smooth plaster. The prints were carefully mounted and recessed into the frame for protection. The finished piece is a beautiful way to remember a special friend. 

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Gallery Walls Are Fun!

One of the most current trends in interior design is gallery walls. This hanging method is a great way to show off collections of different art items and create visual excitement in an area of your home! Framed works can be grouped by theme, size, or color, and the addition of objects such as masks, reliefs, tiles or mirrors can add some variation.

Tip: If possible, use the same type of glazing (glass or acrylic) on all of the framed pieces to even out their reflective quality. Non-glare or Museum Glass finishes can reduce or eliminate glare in areas with lots of windows. 

 We helped a client install this fantastic gallery wall in her downtown apartment recently. The mix of shapes, colors, and sizes made it a challenging but fun puzzle! Even the lamp seems to be part of the final arrangement. Call us at 206.324.4742 to inquire about installation services. 

We helped a client install this fantastic gallery wall in her downtown apartment recently. The mix of shapes, colors, and sizes made it a challenging but fun puzzle! Even the lamp seems to be part of the final arrangement. Call us at 206.324.4742 to inquire about installation services. 

A Visit with the Pope

A client brought mementos of a special visit with the Pope in Rome. A shadowbox frame solution was proposed to accommodate the beanie without crushing it. We decided to inset the smaller items into a window in the mat to give them emphasis and visual organization. Attention was paid to both appropriate aesthetics and overall size. The final result is a gem that protects and presents the memory of this event for the client and his family. 

 Photo of The Pope, papal beanie, and a crucifix were elements that needed to be included in the shadowbox. 

Photo of The Pope, papal beanie, and a crucifix were elements that needed to be included in the shadowbox. 

 A deep shadowbox frame in ornate silver was selected for height to accommodate the 4" beanie. The gilded style was repeated in a smaller silver filet.

A deep shadowbox frame in ornate silver was selected for height to accommodate the 4" beanie. The gilded style was repeated in a smaller silver filet.

 Batting was prepared to add volume to the inside of the beanie, which will be sewn to the backing mat. Sewing is archival because it can be undone with a few snips. 

Batting was prepared to add volume to the inside of the beanie, which will be sewn to the backing mat. Sewing is archival because it can be undone with a few snips. 

 The elements are ready for assembly: frame, mat, and mounted objects. 

The elements are ready for assembly: frame, mat, and mounted objects. 

 The project was finished with Museum Glass to protect it from light damage and offer minimal visual interference. Can you see the glass? 

The project was finished with Museum Glass to protect it from light damage and offer minimal visual interference. Can you see the glass?