I have been in the picture frame business for 25 years, framing everything from children’s art off the refrigerator to original Chagall prints, from extremely large maps to tiny seashells, fabrics, and objects of all sorts. I help you to create something you will love to have on your wall.
During the design process I will tell you what works – or doesn’t – and why. You decide what you like and you approve the final design. Here are some examples of work I have framed, and some ideas worth considering when thinking of your own piece.
Putting a large frame on a smaller image in this instance added fun as well as drama.
Do you have badges, patches, medals, pins? Think about how a shadowbox frame for your memorabilia will keep them safe as well as on display.
Sometimes a diamond shape adds a fun and/or appropriate format.
This customer wanted this work to be in a specific place in her home, and a smaller horizontal did not work. A forced vertical not only made it a bit larger, but fit the space better in her home while still looking gorgeous.
Step 1 is blocking, step 2 is framing. Needle works do not need glass if they are not matted. If matted I recommend glass if only to keep the mat from becoming wavy.
I put two frames together to make this rose-y frame in honor of Jerry Garcia.