A client brought a special family document signed by President Lincoln for framing. Preservation of historical items is the first order of business in custom framing. We selected acid-free linen matting and created an inset space so the document could sit back from the glass, allowing air to circulate. Neutral-toned linen matting and a dark frame with a bronze lip were selected for historical appropriateness and an elegant visual quality. The bronze filet adds a formal touch. The project was completed with Museum Glass to filter out harmful UV light and protect the hand-lettering and photo from fading. The remaining items were placed in a pouch on the reverse of the framed project.
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!
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.
Featuring artwork by our staff and owner Karrie Baas. On view through March 2018!
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.
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.