Made With Love, Framed with Care
An item made by hand becomes invested with memories of its maker and the time at which it was made and given. Our client wanted to surprise her mother by custom framing this afghan, which was made by her grandmother over the course of a year. We can tell you how we stitched the afghan to acid-free matting to protect its fibers and created a shadowbox using a wood moulding specifically chosen to give it an old-world feel. But only the recipient of this special gift can tell you what it means to their family. Read her story.
Raising Tennis Memorabilia Framing to New Heights
A foam core underlayer was used beneath the two top mats to raise the certificate of authenticity, photo and other memorabilia to the same level as the top of the sunken tennis racket in this shadow box.
A Custom Frame That Rocks
For this shadow box, we used a white lacquer moulding to mimic the guitar body’s finish and a black suede mat to help it “pop.”
Superior Treatment for Super Bowl Tickets
We special ordered a silver plaque to commemorate the final score, floated the tickets on a matching silver undermat and beveled the interior window edges of the black top mat exposing its blue inner core to perfectly complement the coloring of these tickets from Super Bowl LI.
The Perfect Foil for a Sword Collection
For this shadow box, we used a black frame moulding and black linen mat to complement the tones in the client’s sword collection.
Full Access for Rock Concert Memorabilia
In order to show a client’s collection of concert tickets, posters, guitar picks and backstage passes in their entirety, we floated each item on a black undermat so that none of their edges would be hidden by the window openings of the white top mat. We also sized the window openings so that the black undermat could serve as a border around each item to help it “pop.”
Mimicking the Pattern on a Scarf
Just as a scarf can help frame your face, the perfect moulding can help frame a scarf. Here we used a wood veneer moulding with a hand-polished lacquer and rich, colored staining that mimicked the waves on the client’s Hermès scarf.
Capturing the Spirit of the Sea
We used a “distressed” wood moulding in the colors of the ocean and regular glass, with its watery sheen, to frame a client’s print, Mrs. Pawlowana, by artist Andreas Franke. The resulting frame, which conveys the feeling of looking through a window into an underwater world, captures the spirit of Franke’s work with its patina from the sea.
Enhancing a Ketubah
Following the Jewish tradition of hiddur mitzvah, which calls for ceremonial objects to be made as beautiful as possible, we used a linen mat and a modern but timeless blue moulding to enhance this ketubah while preserving it for future generations.
Framing fit for a queen
Our creative, expert framing staff can add extra sparkle to your custom framing project. Here a glittery liner perfectly adorns a regal silver frame on Larry Laslo’s Poker Face—Queen Elizabeth II.
Frames that fit to a T
Brad Dubrowsky of T.H.U.M.B. by Inside Pocket Company needed an artistic way to display his T-shirts at the 2015 Art Miami fair. We framed two styles in four frames using two combinations of black and white moulding and matting to best show off the front and back of each shirt.
Angling for the perfect frame?
With more than 2,000 mouldings to choose from, we can help you find the perfect frame to complement your art. We love how the texture and colors of this moulding enhance Andrew G. Moore’s Black Sea Bass.