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Fine ARt Framing Options for Unique Artwork: From Paintings to Memorabilia

Versatile Custom Framing Solutions: Showcasing and Preserving Your Unique Artwork

Custom picture framing offers endless possibilities for preserving and showcasing your unique artwork. From paintings and photographs to memorabilia and posters, our expert framing services can help elevate the visual appeal and ensure the longevity of your cherished pieces. In this guide, we’ll explore the various types of artwork and how custom framing can enhance each one.

Framing Paintings

Oil and Acrylic Paintings

Oil and acrylic paintings are typically varnished and traditionally framed without glass. Traditional framing options include using a regular frame that covers the edges and any imperfections, while a floater frame is a more modern option that showcases the edges of the painting. Professional art restoration services are recommended to clean the painting’s surface periodically. For higher-value paintings, traditional framing with conservation plexiglass that is raised from the painting surface can offer ultimate protection. A 3D acrylic glass box is a modern alternative that provides a unique way to display artwork while protecting it from dust and other environmental factors. When selecting a framing option, choose one that complements the artwork’s style and color palette while providing the necessary protection.

Watercolor Paintings

Watercolor paintings are delicate and often feature subtle color transitions. When framing watercolors, it’s essential to use acid-free, conservation-grade materials to prevent damage from acidity and moisture. A well-chosen mat and frame can help accentuate the artwork’s colors and overall aesthetic, while UV-protective glazing will shield the painting from fading.

Pastel Paintings

Pastel paintings are particularly fragile, as their powdery pigments can easily smudge or become damaged. To preserve and display pastel artwork, it’s essential to use a spacer or thicker mat to prevent the glass from touching the surface of the painting. When selecting glazing for pastel paintings, only glass or museum-grade acrylic glass with antistatic is recommended. Regular or conservation plexiglass without antistatic is not recommended, as it can absorb particles from the pastel painting. Additionally, choose a complementary frame and UV-protective glazing to enhance the beauty of the pastel piece while providing necessary protection.

Framing Memorabilia

Sports Jerseys and Collectibles

Sports jerseys and collectibles are treasured mementos that often hold sentimental value. Custom framing can both protect these items and turn them into impressive displays. Using conservation-grade materials and UV-protective glazing is crucial to prevent fading and deterioration. A shadow box or custom-shaped frame can help showcase your memorabilia in an eye-catching and meaningful way.

Shadow Boxes for Three-Dimensional Objects

Shadow boxes are an excellent framing option for three-dimensional objects, such as medals, keepsakes, or other personal items. By using a deep, custom-made frame with a glass front, shadow boxes can create a visually striking display while protecting your cherished objects. Be sure to choose materials that suit the item’s specific needs and complement its appearance.

Framing Prints and Posters

Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition prints often hold both artistic and financial value. To preserve and enhance these works of art, opt for acid-free mats and backing, as well as UV-protective glazing to prevent fading. Choose a frame that complements the print’s style and color palette, and consider adding a certificate of authenticity or edition number in the display for added interest.

Movie and Concert Posters

Movie and concert posters can evoke cherished memories and add a touch of nostalgia to your space. To ensure their longevity and visual appeal, use conservation

Framing Textiles and Fabrics

Quilts and Tapestries

Quilts and tapestries are unique and often intricately designed textiles that deserve to be preserved and showcased. Custom framing can protect these delicate pieces from dust, moisture, and UV damage. Choose a frame that complements the textile’s design, and consider using spacers or a shadow box to create depth and prevent the glass from touching the fabric surface.

Embroideries and Cross-stitch Art

Embroideries and cross-stitch art are often cherished handmade pieces that reflect the artist’s skill and creativity. When framing these textiles, use acid-free materials and UV-protective glazing to prevent fading and deterioration. A well-chosen mat and frame can help accentuate the artwork’s colors and intricate details.

Framing Diplomas and Certificates

Diploma Framing

Diplomas represent years of hard work and dedication, making them worthy of proper preservation and display. When framing diplomas, opt for conservation-grade materials and UV-protective glazing to ensure their longevity. Choose a frame style that complements your home or office decor and reflects your personal taste.

Certificate Framing

Certificates, awards, and professional licenses deserve to be showcased in a manner that reflects their significance. Custom framing can help you create an impressive display that protects and highlights these important documents. Be sure to use acid-free materials and UV-protective glazing to prevent yellowing and fading over time.

Framing Puzzles

Jigsaw Puzzle Framing

Completed jigsaw puzzles can be transformed into stunning wall art through custom framing. To preserve and showcase your puzzle masterpiece, use a high-quality adhesive to secure the pieces to an acid-free backing board. Select a frame style that complements the puzzle’s design and colors, and consider using UV-protective glazing to protect the artwork from fading.

Puzzle Collage Framing

If you have several smaller puzzles or puzzle pieces that hold special meaning, consider creating a collage within a custom frame. By arranging the puzzles or pieces in an appealing design and securing them to a backing board, you can create a unique and eye-catching display. Choose a frame style that complements the collage and use UV-protective glazing to ensure the longevity of your creation.

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Framing Design Studio & Consultation Services

Visit our framing studio, conveniently located on the Vancouver-Burnaby border, during our business hours from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Our location offers free parking, making it easy and accessible for you to drop in. We welcome you to take advantage of our complimentary 15-minute initial consultation to discuss your framing needs in-store.

In-Store Consultation

Our store provides expert assistance in framing your artwork or other objects to create the perfect custom-made frame. Whether you have a valuable piece of art that requires the utmost care and conservation, or a simple photo that needs a protective and attractive frame, our experienced staff is here to help you find the right solution. We offer a free in-store consultation service, which includes a complimentary 15-minute initial consultation to discuss your framing needs. For more comprehensive consultations, we charge $180 per hour, which can be applied as a credit towards your framing purchase.

On-site Consultation

Our team of framing experts is available for on-site consultations, catering to the framing needs of corporate, organizational, and large-scale projects. We understand that each project is unique, which is why our experts will visit your location to assess your specific needs and requirements. To learn more about our pricing and schedule an on-site consultation, please get in touch with us today.

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