Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Framing Family Photographs

All too often photos are placed into photo frames or simple readymades when they could look so much more special in custom frame designs.
There should always be an air space between the glass and the photo...something that is often neglected unless it is custom framed.
When choosing mats and frames for your photos, think about the subject, era, color, style, and substrate. When you pay attention to each of these categories, your frame design will be the most flattering to the photo.
Unless you own the digital file or negative to create a new photo, you should always treat photos like any other work of art by using conservation grade framing materials.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Home Trends & Framing Solutions

In rooms with high ceilings there are several ways you can relate framing to your space. You can start with vertical pieces of art. If you have pairs or sets, hang them up the wall versus across it. If the art is something you can mat, your mat borders can be bottom-weighted or elongated to fill more vertical space.
Rather than always hanging framed art on the wall, you can set pieces on mantels, shelves or other pieces of furniture. Try combining multiple pieces, with one overlapping in front of another.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Celebrate National Frame Your Pet Month!

It's time to say thanks to the family members who keep us company, make us smile and give us unconditional love. These 4-legged friends, our cats and dogs, deserve a place of honor on your walls. Frameworx can custom frame a favorite snapshot, drawing, painting or paw print of your furry companion(s) that you will treasure throughout the years. If you can't find a suitable picture we will recommend some talented local artists who can capture the personality of your pet in a photo, pastel drawing or acrylic painting. Styles range from whimsical to regal.

Looking for a special companion? Try the Humane Society, a compassionate, hard-working group of true animal-lovers. . Visit

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Deck Your Walls & More with Picture Frames

Tired of the same old Christmas decorations? Creative use of picture frames can enhance your home for the holiday season. Think outside the box to add some personality and sophistication to your rooms! Here are some suggestions:

Decorate a mantel or cabinet by putting vintage cards and holiday photographs in interesting frames and display them en masse. Complete the look with a draped garland sprinkled with shiny ornaments.

For a fresh take on displaying your holiday wreath this season highlight it in an empty vintage or new picture frame. Fasten with a gold bow.

Embellish an empty square or round picture frame with greenery, berry sprigs, pine cones and ribbon for a new version of the traditional front door wreath. (Be sure to hang it in a covered entry.)

Have a fun, frame-filled holiday!