A Different Way
There isn’t just one way to frame a treasure!
“We mostly see what we have learned to expect to see.”
– Betty Edwards –
It’s always fun to see something in a different way – especially when you are framing a piece of art. Maybe the final design you decide upon wasn’t what you thought it would be. We love showing you the possibilities of how color, frames, and matting can change the look and feel of what you frame. There isn’t just one way to frame a treasure! Here are different ways to frame the same art.
This lovely painting depicts ripe pomegranates harvested from the landscape in the background. Do you choose the lively silver frame with wood accents and curves that work with the pomegranates, or the gold/silver coloring to coordinate with your décor? Or a darker coloring for contrast? The choice is yours.
Do you know how many mat choices you have?
Just ask us! We have…
- Fabric mats – linen, silk, burlap. These mats give your artwork different looks, from elegant to vintage to casual.
- Mats made to look suede for a rich, soft look. PS – they’re not really suede!
- Mats with different color cores (the beveled white line you see at the edge of a mat) offer a more personalized touch to the art. Cream for an antique look, black for a defining line, and colors for fun.
- ‘Rag’ mats when you want the very best. They are the best because they are made from 100% cotton. They have no properties that can harm the art.
- ‘Leather’ mats for a masculine or wild west look.
- Sports mats that looks like pigskin or a golf ball.
Mother Daughter Portrait
Mother and daughter, is there anything more special? A classic black mat was used to contrast with the lightness of the portrait. The next question is what kind of frame? A striking bold silver, a feminine antique, or a gentle silver with soft curves to mimic the waves in their hair?
Would You Like to See a
See It Framed Before You Buy It! We know how painful it can be to make a decision from a corner sample. But not anymore! We can show you what that corner sample will look like all around your art BEFORE you say yes.
You don’t want your framed art to look like everybody else’s. Come in today and let us show you the possibilities for your art and framing.
The wedding portrait is timeless, but what style is best for you?
- A soft black frame for a strong feel but not so strong as to compete with the groom’s suit.
- A traditional gold frame with soft curves for an elegant look.
- A silver frame to soften the feel, yet still quite elegant.
- A classic wood frame with black accents to tie it all together.
- Or a pure white frame encircling the bride’s dress.