Imagine this: you and your friends sitting down to a weekend meal. There’s pizza on the table, conversations flowing and right on your walls, a ton of pictures that make your place cozy and intimate. There’s just something about a mini-apartment crowded by framed photos that just can’t be beat. So if you have a ton of great shots you’d love to put up and mount in your space, here’s why you should have pictures framed:
Whether you’re an aspiring painter or a professional photographer, art is something that is meant to be shared and enjoyed. One of the best ways to showcase your art is by putting it on display, and one of the best ways to present your work is by putting it in a frame. Depending on the material, size and subject matter, the right frame can make all the difference between a masterpiece or a dud. At Rosenbaum Framing, we know the importance of art framing, and we are here to help you decide on the best course for your next piece. If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area in Florida, come on down and our staff will share our expert framing tips.
When discussing art, the material it’s on is just as important as the work itself. Are you framing a photo? An oil painting? A charcoal sketch? When it comes to art framing, the material will help you decide on a frame. Most canvas paintings are not framed, but many drawings or oil paintings are. Framing your art can help preserve the work as well as enhance its effect on the audience.
If your artwork is delicate, like a watercolor painting, then mounting it is crucial to ensuring its longevity. Art framing is just as much about preservation as it is showcasing, so delicate materials should always be mounted to a flat, rigid surface.
Negative space can have a tremendous impact on your artwork, so matting is especially important. Typically speaking, the smaller the image, the thicker the matting, and vice versa. However, if your art has a lot of negative space already, then you may think about reducing the matte size or having it in black instead of white.
The material and thickness of your frame will also depend on the subject matter. If it’s a classical painting, a frame with flourishes and decorations will work nicely. Art framing is all about tastefully enhancing the piece to match the mood. Modern photographs work well with a solid black frame, and drawings work with many different materials. Ultimately, it will be up to your aesthetic as to which material you choose.
Depending on the style of your artwork, you may want your frame to be an extension of the piece instead of just being a vessel for seeing. Custom framing options allow you to add different shapes, colors, and decorations that can help make your work pop out even further.
For the items you want to frame and proudly display in your home or workplace, it can be a challenge to decide where to go to frame your piece: a craft store, a photography lab or a professional framing company. Here are a few reasons why you will likely find a professional framing company to be the best place to discover perfect art frames in Boca Raton, FL.
First, a professional framing company knows the value of great presentation, especially when it comes to the treasured art or possessions you want to display. Do you need an elegant, distinguished frame for your newly acquired fine art? Or do you prefer a contemporary feel for your piece, and thus need a more minimal, less intrusive frame? A professional framing company will have more moulding options than the alternatives and a higher quality of product overall. When you have photos of key events in your life, or milestone achievements like diplomas and certificates, you truly want the best presentation you can get. The perfect frame from a professional framing company contributes seamlessly to the overall effect of your photo, art or award, creating a beautiful, completed visual.
Additionally, a professional framing company will know a thing or two about proper preservation. If you need art framed in Boca Raton, FL, and are concerned about an item that needs to be preserved, you can rest assured that a professional will inform you of the finest products available to keep your fine art or documents in museum shape. Look for companies that offer acid-free matting and glass that protects your art from harmful UV rays to achieve the highest quality protection for your piece.
Finally, a professional framing company will have the experience in handling all kinds of art and valuables and will know how to work with your items with the utmost care and precision. A professional has the expertise to offer advice or suggestions according to what will be best for the art or treasured possession that you bring to be framed. Whether it’s fine art, awards, sports jerseys or memorabilia, a professional custom framer has the resources and experience to preserve your treasured possessions with the most beautiful and long-lasting options available. Visit our website for more information on art frames in Boca Raton, FL, and to find out about the services and products we offer today.
Ensuring that Your Frame Enhances the Piece
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If you have ever had the opportunity to stroll through an art museum, you have probably noticed that the frames coordinate with the type of artwork they surround. The frames, while not part of the original work, become an integral part of the display. Most of the time, especially with period artwork, the goal is to match the frame type to the type of artwork. That is why museums frequently feature gilt frames around Renaissance-era portraits, while modern works may have frames with cleaner lines. However, choosing a contrasting frame can also be a stylistic choice that enhances your art collection. The beauty of having custom-framed works of art is that you get to choose how to display those works of art.
While your choice of frame can reflect your personal style and later be changed if you change your decor, it is important to recognize that your choice of framing company can have a lasting impact on your work of art. Artwork requires preservation, but the type of preservation desired depends on the medium used, the type of paper or canvas employed, the age of the artwork, and several other factors, such as the artwork’s value. The experienced framers at Rosenbaum Framing have been framing original artwork since 1979. Our clients include private collectors, artists, gallery owners and interior designers as well as museums, so we offer conservation-quality framing for preservation of original artwork with a range of materials such as acid-free archival matting and UV-protection glass and can also recommend the best materials for your project. In addition, your original artwork is stored in our secured, climate-controlled facility before and after being framed.
Uncertain about how you want a project to look? It is not unusual for a client to be uncertain about what style of frame, color, and material will look best with a piece of art. Many custom framers will look at the artwork, in isolation, and suggest a framing style that suits the piece of art. However, we are happy to go the step beyond and help you find a frame that suits your personal style as well. We are happy to look at photos of your display space and help you create a display that blends your personal style with the artwork.
Preserving Military Flags and Medals
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One of the most powerful moments at any military funeral is the presentation of the American flag to the family members or loved ones of the deceased service member. Most military members are familiar with this custom, which is part of the military funeral honors. At a military funeral, a United States flag is draped over the veteran’s casket to recognize and honor their military service. After Taps is played, military members then fold the flag into a symbolic tri-cornered shape. The folding itself is important. The flag will fold 13 times on the triangles, which symbolizes the original 13 colonies. In addition, the resulting triangle shape brings to mind the tri-cornered hat worn by the original American Revolutionaries. Once folded, the only thing visible on the flag will be a blue field with stars on it. The flag is then presented to a family member or loved one.
If you have received a military flag after the death of a loved one, our framing shop in Boca can help you preserve that flag. At Rosenbaum Framing, we understand that flag framing differs from the normal framing or shadow-boxing project. While appearance is important, because you will probably want to display the flag, it is also very important to show the flag the reverence and respect that your loved one earned through their service. We take that obligation very seriously, and treat every military flag with the respect it deserves.
We also know that there are almost as many ways to showcase a military flag as there are varieties of people in the military. Some people prefer a traditional approach, which is a wood frame around only the flag, which may or may not include a commemorative plaque in the design. Others prefer a shadowbox that contains the flag, but may also contain medals, photographs, or certificates. What many people do not realize is that our custom framing professionals are also design specialists. Bring in your flag along with the materials you want to feature with it; we can create a design to capture the feeling you want to commemorate your loved one.
A Special Picture Project
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As a custom framing business, we get many requests from customers who want to personalize their framed materials and make them part of the artwork and decoration in their homes. One popular idea is to use framed photographs in a family tree. Generally large, eye-catching collections, these family trees can be done in styles that fit any décor: the most basic is a traditional genealogical family tree approach; others choose a classical looking tree with neutral colored frames and may even choose to use black and white images in all of the pictures; another approach is to use a more neutral background and then use brightly colored frames, which are reminiscent of flowers; some trees incorporate religious sayings or verses; others take a modern approach to the family tree design; and finally some family trees are pure whimsy.
If you want to incorporate this popular design into your home décor, we have some easy tips to ensure your project goes smoothly.
- Carefully consider your decorating style. While model homes and professionally decorated homes often stick to a single theme or decorating style, most homes contain a personalized variety of different styles. The family tree projects are very large and will dominate the decorating in the room where they are featured. Therefore, you want to choose a style that matches your personality and your decorating style.
- Pick the images you want to use in the photos. Consider whether you will use color photographs or black and white images; this may help you pick the frame style you want to use. Furthermore, if you are using older photographs you may be limited to a particular size frame or need to consider matting options.
- Measure the size of your wall and then draw a scale model of both the tree and the frame size you intend to use in the project. Even a large space can easily be overwhelmed by frames that are too large. On the other hand, if you choose photos that are too small, it can be difficult to see the images in the portraits.
- Bring your photos to us for framing while you complete the rest of the project at home.
- Prep your background surface; if your wall has any marks or scratches that will not be covered by the tree, take the time to paint the entire surface.
- Sketch your tree in pencil before painting it. Make any adjustments to your sketch, so you will be happy with your final product.
- Paint your tree. You can use a variety of paints, from craft paint to wall paint.
- Hang your photos in the designated spots.