Hanging Artwork

What a “headache”, hanging artwork!  The picture  is too large or too small for the wall.  Or its hung too high.  Maybe you have too many small accessories that clutter a space instead of a larger pieces that makes an impact.  Hopefully, these guidelines will help when your ready to […] Read more »

Framing Black/White Photos with Color!

By adding style, texture and color, today’s black-and-white photography frame designs go far beyond the white mats and black frames of the past.  Over the past century, frame design for black-and-white photos has traditionally meant using a white mat and a simple black stem frame based on the idea that […] Read more »

Why do Professional Framers use Spacers?

NO artwork or photographs should EVER be framed in direct contact with the frame’s glazing (glass or acrylic “plexi-glass”). Doing so WILL DAMAGE the artwork; it’s only a matter of time. Lack of an airspace between any artwork and a frame’s glazing contributes to buckling and mold among other problems […] Read more »

Framing Pastel Art

Pastel is a medium that straddles the line between painting an drawing.  The finished pieces can look just as luscious and luminescent as paintings.  Yet the process to create them resembles drawing more than painting. Pastel paintings refer to completed works in which the entire surface blend ability, combined with […] Read more »

How Color Impacts Art ! Choosing the Right Matting

Its difficult to imagine ths world without color. What if everything was gray, including flowers, candy, all of your clothes and sunsets? Hopefully you will never find out. Seeing all of your favorite colors is uplifting. The individual way people choose and combine different colors helps them personalize their belongings. […] Read more »

Framing Stained Glass

A skilled framer needs to be prepared to handle just about any form of artwork a customer presents.  Artwork that is seen less often can test a framer’s nerves since the particular needs and framing methods of that type of art might not come readily to mind.  This is precisely […] Read more »