Period Framing

We framed this 3″ x 3″ antique miniature oil painted portrait in a 2″ wide antique white gold scoop profile. The frame suits the period of the painting as well as the frame finish. White gold was more fitting for the blue/grey background of the portrait We antiqued the finish to make it more of-the-period, adding worm holes as well for authenticity. This mini portrait is truly a treasure.

Elegant Framing

We framed this beautiful stylized landscape print on paper recently for an elegant home with a transitional style, so the finished product needed to fit with the environment. The image has a white border with a large artist’s signature at the bottom right corner, so we naturally floated it on a simpatico off-white board to match the art paper as close as possible.  We next chose a rounded profile 1-1/2″ wide with a beautiful curved shape to it as well as an antique white gold finish. The profile and finish compliment the artwork nicely, and it will mesh well with the client’s home environment in a soft soothing way.

Matting Design

Expect the unexpected.
We framed a black & white photo of a client’s children on the beach. They are looking off to the right, and the client wanted to do something different and unexpected with this piece, so we made the matting even all around except for the right side, making it twice as big as the other sides. This is unusual for many reasons. Matting is typically even all around or sometimes a little heavier on the bottom, called a weighted bottom.
And since the matting is unusual, we chose a simple profile in white gold.
The matting brings your eye to the right which is where the children are looking, which in turn brings your eye back to the children.
Sometimes an unexpected turn is exactly what is needed.
Think outside the box, and see the reward.

Float mounting Photographs

We recently float mounted a series of black and white family photos. Pictured here is a 4×6″ photo that we dry mounted and added a 4ply reverse bevel lift underneath. We floated it on a white rag board with 3/8″ float space to see all around; and lastly we added rag board spacers to keep the Museum Glass away from the photo surface.  We chose a simple flat white frame with a thin face (5/8″), which disappears along with the thin white float space allowing the image to pop forward.

Float Mounting a photo is a contemporary way to showcase a photograph, especially a family photo. This method is usually done on contemporary work. Walead Beshty, a well known abstract photographer who specializes in photograms, started doing this type of framing and mounting of his pieces a few years ago. Since then it has been trending among photographers to add a sharp contemporary look to any piece.

Shadow Boxes for Object Framing

Shadow box framing for objects, such as these pictured here, serve as a unique and creative way to preserve the importance of these objects and the memories they hold.