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.
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!
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!
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.
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.