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Archive for June 2011

Newspaper clipping

It’s not everyday your picture is in the paper.  A client brought in this clipping of his wife and wanted it framed for her office.  The team’s school colors were an obvious choice.  With team colors, our first choice is Crescent Select Impact Colors.  The 35 colors from the line were created to match many of the key professional and college team colors from around the country.  The triple mats were cut with different size reveals for an extra pop and the design was finished with a black Framerica moulding.  Framing newspaper clips is a great gift for yourself or someone you love as a constant reminder of a special achievement.

Feel good framing.

We do framing for an assisted living facility near City Park.  One of their social workers contacted us about perking up some residents rooms.  After visiting and finding out about their interests and backgrounds, this was one result.  The woman we framed this for has Sioux ancestry.  We framed this colorful print with Crescent Select mats and did a specialized mat cut with our Wizard 9000.  The red frame is from Larson Juhl.  Their residents spend a good amount of time in their rooms, it’s such a joy to make them more personal.

 

John’s Garage

John had the fortunate experience of running the Reykjavik Marathon in Iceland, and all he got was this lousy t-shirt.  He decided to hang it in his man cave (aka garage) and asked us to do something fun.  He didn’t have any photos of the trip but with a little help from Google we were able to track down the course map.  The shirt was first stitched to foam core for shape and then further stitched to a Red Hot Crescent Select mat.  We floated the map and stitched it to the t-shirt so that should the marathon itch need scratching, John could wear this shirt again.  The black angled frame is from Omega Moulding and the glass is Tru Vue Conservation Clear to ensure no fading of the mat, shirt or map.

Can your framer do this?

We had a call from the Western Dairy Association with a very specific request.  In honor of their 75th Anniversary they were framing some fine art photographs of cows, and they wanted to include their mission statement in a gold deboss or foil on the mat.  Thanks to our computerized mat cutter, the Wizard 9000, it’s a job that we can do in our normal turn around.  We used a beautiful burl wood frame from Larson Juhl’s Lisbon line.  The mats are Crescent Select Solid Core in neutral tones and the glass is Tru Vue Conservation Clear.  The pen tool can be done in almost any color, can be used with different fonts and in conjunction with french lines and many more customizations.

Collection

A customer brought in these vintage postcards she’d been collecting for years.  A native of Chicago, the images of it’s most famous icons will keep her home town close.  They were framed using an espresso Framerica profile.  We love Framerica, a company based in the USA that does it’s manufacturing here and is environmentally friendly.  We carry more than 50 of their very economical profiles.  The postcards are floating on a Crescent Select acid free mat and each one is raised with a piece of acid free foam behind it.  The result is a nice drop shadow making the look very three dimensional.  Spacers are added to the sides between the TruVue Conservation Clear glass and the mat.  It’s so important in Colorado to keep your art from touching the glass, preventing it from adhering.

Denver Custom Framing

Zach and Kendra Custer have been custom framing for a combined 30 years in the Denver area. In addition to offering picture framing and portrait photography, their large gallery features local, emerging artists. Whether you're looking for affordable custom framing with superior customer service, a family portrait or a new piece of art, Anthology Fine Art is your one stop shop.

3419 S Lincoln St. Englewood, CO 80113

Tuesday-Friday 10-6 Saturday 10-5

Sunday and Monday by Appointmen

kendra@anthologyfineart.com

zach@anthologyfineart.com