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Return from West Coast Art and Framing 2015

The Anthology staff (Zach and Kendra) just returned from the West Coast Art and Frame Expo in Las Vegas, at the Paris Hotel and Casino.  If you were in the shop at some point the last two months, I’m sure you’ve heard all about it.  It was the first time for both of us to attend and it did not disappoint.  

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Paris Hotel and Casino

We had the opportunity to meet with many of our vendors, see new products, continue our framing education and catch up with some friends.

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The Anthology Crew

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New Mats from Bainbridge

We really want to thank you, our clients, for making it possible for us to attend.  Without your business and support it would not have happened.  Anthology will soon be celebrating our five year anniversary and we plan to continue to offer you exceptional design advice and the latest in industry trends.  You’re the reason we’re here and we look forward to showing you all the new samples and enhancing your home with custom framing.

New Moulding line from Larson Juhl.

New Moulding line from Larson Juhl.

Anatomy of a Family Heirloom

 

We’ve (nearly) seen it all in the realm of picture framing over the last 12+ years.  There have been WWII shadowboxes, children’s drawings and everything in between.  We love to hear the stories behind what our clients have chosen to custom frame.  And because we’ve personally tried to preserve our own family’s history through custom framing, it’s always a pleasure to do it for others.  Often the projects are more than family history, they are also a part of American History.

We recently had a client bring in an American Flag she wanted to frame for her husband for Father’s Day.  He had been stationed in Afghanistan and returned with the flag.  We are no strangers to framing oversize art, but at a size over 5×3 feet, materials are somewhat restricted.  The client chose a rustic frame from Larson Juhl  to enhance the weathered state of the flag.  Traditional mat board caps out at 60″x40″ and you’re sort of left with the choice of white or white, which would have made the flag appear dirty.  We ultimately used the oversize white mat and customized it, wrapping it with a 100% cotton duck canvas.  The canvas keeps the framing acid free and added a more appropriate color and texture to enhance the flag.  To mount the flag and give it the look of floating, we hand stitched it to the custom mat.  To finish the project and keep it preserved, we used TruVue Conservation Clear Acrylic Glass and an acrylic spacer to lift it off the flag.

It’s a great honor to have our clients trust us with their family heirlooms and we love that this piece will be treasured by their family for decades to come.

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Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner!  Impress her this year with a little planning.

Give us a call and let us help you execute your vision, or help you find one.  303-534-1331

Custom Framing Gifts

1st anniversary is paper!

1st anniversary is paper!

 

We recently had a client email us a Pinterest link (which might be Kendra’s favorite form of visual communication).  She had seen a really great idea for an anniversary gift for her husband and wanted to replicate it.  Being their first anniversary, paper was an obvious choice.

She had a specific font and size in mind, so we left the lyric printing to her and used our computerized mat cutter to make the initials and heart out of an archival mat board.  They were then raised 1/4 inch out from the lyrics paper to create some dimension.  To accommodate the letters, we added a spacer between the two white mats.  The piece was finished with a contemporary black frame.

The cool thing about this gift is that you can use wedding vows, poetry, a famous quote or in this case meaningful song lyrics.  It could even be done for a birthday instead of an anniversary and hung in a kid’s room.  Luckily, much like framing your wedding invitation, now the groom will never forget his anniversary.

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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