It’s always nice to get recognized for doing the things you love, especially by a really popular Denver Magazine. Multi opening mat boards can present a challenge in that they often leave odd gaps in the mat. Problem solved, with our computerized mat cutter we were able to add the restaurant logo and a french line to tie everything together. Congratulations Il Posto! Custom framing your accolades to hang inside your business is a great way to remind your customers of why they keep returning.
If you went to preschool, on to elementary, middle and high school, you’ve already spent a good chunk of time committed to learning. Tack on a bachelors and graduate school and even if you live to be ninety, you’ve spent nearly a third of your life in school. When it’s all said and done, you’re left with a diploma, or four, that may or may not ever see the light of day. Custom framing your diploma is a great way to display your achievements .
This diploma is a law degree, framed in a contemporary metallic wood frame and elegant silk mat. The great thing about custom framing a diploma is that you can choose nearly any style and color scheme you like. This customer choose to have the piece incorporate to her personal style, rather than that of the University of Denver.
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.
A client brought us this amazing commissioned painting. He needed it to be a little larger to fit the space he and his wife wanted to put it in. We chose a frame from Larson Juhl’s Catalina line and a nice crisp white liner to create some separation from the art and the frame. The results are obvious. Not only did we achieve the desired size but we also created an elegant presentation that highlights the paintings warmth. Next time you purchase a painting remember that a well framed painting is much better than just a naked canvas.
After my son was born, I swore I would make an album every year with my favorite photos to commemorate all the milestones. I made one and now he’s four. I still plan to get there, but I am a picture framer to my core so somehow I mange to get framed photos on the wall. As much as I enjoy dragging out the albums several times a year and looking at them with the family, I get daily pleasure from the family photos on the wall.
This piece was done for a couple that have been married for 40 years and now have five grandchildren. The families live all over the country but manage to get together once a year. The photos were compiled from those meetings as well as from the day to day. Multi openings such as these have a tendency to get big, which is part of the appeal, and therefor can seem cluttered. A natural solution is to have all your photos printed in black and white or sepia tone. The design was laid out and cut on the Wizard 9000 which was also used to add the kids’ names and birthdays. I chose to make some of the windows rounded and some rectangular to customize it a bit more.
The beauty of a multi opening like this is that the pictures could easily be swapped out in a few years to resemble the changes in the family. My guess is that grandma will choose to just make another one.
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.
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.
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.
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.