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Custom frame your family history.

Shadow box frames can be some of the most challenging and the most rewarding custom framing projects.  We had a long time client come to us before the holidays with a significant family project.  When her father was 9, he won a Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Race.  His father (her grandfather) had helped him with the car and afterward made a wonderful display for the derby car and award.  Her father always kept it and eventually gave it to her “little brother”.  Fortunately, after 50+ years it was still in great shape and they had some wonderful photos of the winner and his siblings.

Our client knew it was important to her brother and wanted to ensure it would stand the test of time.  She also wanted to make it something that he’d be able to look at everyday, while keeping all the elements together.   She brought us the car and award display along with the photos and his ribbon.  The award display that her grandfather made really needed to stay as it was with the car, making the depth of the box over 3 inches. We had to “stack” two mouldings in order to achieve the depth but it worked out flawlessly!  We were able to recess the heavy wood plaque into a fabric Crescent mat, cut windows for the photographs and mount his ribbon.  The project was enclosed in a Larson Juhl custom shadow box frame in a similar wood tone as the car and award display.  The sides of the custom shadow box were lined with the same mat.  TruVue glass was used to protect everything from fading and to keep the inside sealed and clean.

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We custom frame a lot of art in Denver, some of it rather pricey.  But sometimes the truly priceless pieces aren’t those worth a ton of cash but the memories that are represented in everyday things. Let us be your framer and we can preserve your memories too!

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Our client was kind enough to send a photo of her father and brother with the finished piece.  We hope he enjoys it for years to come!

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She sells sea shells….

Most people have to buy sand dollars to have one this beautiful.  A client did actually find this and decided to frame it to commemorate the vacation and the incredible luck.  It’s a small piece, for extra pop and to make sure no reflections would distract, Tru Vue Museum Glass was used.  Through an anti-reflection glazing, Museum Glass provides a nearly invisible finish and is ideal for preserving one-of-kind items or shadowboxes like this one where the art is set back.

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.

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