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Three Advantages To Visiting A Professional For Your Framing Needs

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Advantages To Visiting A Professional For Your Framing Needs

When you have a special piece of art, a prized document or a cherished family heirloom that you wish to display in your home, the first decision you’ll have to make is choosing between buying a frame at your local big box store or visiting a framing center to order a custom job. While the former choice can have some advantages, the latter option is ideal for a wide range of reasons — each related to the fact that when an experienced professional is handling the work instead of yourself, you’ll be significantly more pleased with the finished product. Here are three different advantages to visiting a framing center. Proper Protection When you buy a generic frame at a store and place your item inside it, you’re not taking any precautions to ensure that the special item stays protected. Framing professionals take a multi-point approach to ensuring that your item will stay safe. This includes using special glass that will block ultraviolet rays and prevent them from fading or otherwise damaging your item. The framing professional will also ensure that the frame fits perfectly so that your item isn’t pressed in so tightly that it becomes bound to the frame over the years, making it impossible to remove without damage. Right Frame And Mat For The Item Framing professionals have advanced knowledge that will help them show you some frames and mats that will best suit your item. Whereas you’re bound by whatever is in stock at a big box store and limited by your lack of experience with framing, visiting a framing center will help to ensure that the frame and mat don’t compete with your special item. Sometimes, you’ll be encouraged to think outside the box and go with a subtle frame and a wide mat, for example, to give some pop to your item. The professional will also often use specific formulas such as the Golden Ratio to ensure that your framed finished product has an overall shape that looks pleasing to the eye when mounted on your wall. Artistic Capabilities Those who work at framing centers often have strong artistic capabilities that can help to give your framing job the pizzazz that it would lack by doing the job yourself. Whether it’s an unconventionally shaped item that won’t fit in a standard frame or some creative approaches to give a three-dimensional item a one-of-a-kind framing job, your local framing professional will use some artistic flair to give your item a truly original look. Click here for more information about framing....

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What To Do With Your Vacation Souvenirs

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cleaning out that old storage closet can be a pain, but you finally got it done!  And in the process, you’ve discovered some old treasures that mean a lot to you, including souvenirs from trips you’ve taken in the past.  It seems such a pity to put them back in a box, and store them away for the next time you decide to clean out the closet, but do you really want to set them out on a shelf to get all dusty?  Why not frame them and hang them on the wall, to share your memories with everyone? Make it Unique The great thing about framing those souvenirs is that you have so many options to make them look great and represent your memories well.  Not only will you be able to choose from different materials for the frame, but you can decide what kind of mat you would like, how you want your items mounted, what style of frame you prefer, etc.  With so many options, it can be difficult to know where to start.  Let’s say your souvenirs include some seashells you collected on the beach, pictures from the trip, and the old sandals you wore there.  Since this trip was to the beach, the look you may want to go for will be a little more relaxed, so a formal-looking frame wouldn’t be right for this project.  Choose a material for the frame that would be fitting, like distressed wood.  Inside the Frame You could use matting to separate and highlight each item, in a color that would complement the pictures you took.  This is a good way to keep the look organized and neat.  But let’s say you prefer not to use a mat for this project, to keep it more casual.  In that case, a shadow box could be the best option for you, allowing you to fill the bottom of the box with those precious seashells, and mount the sandals and pictures on the back of the frame above the shells. Pricing Your Ideal Look Once you’ve decided how you want to showcase your items, you can then compare pricing.  Many custom framing shops offer a range of options depending on the type and material of frame, the matting you choose, and what items you’ll want mounted.  To help keep your cost low, it’s a good idea to have a couple of ideas for what you would like to do, in case adjustments need to be made according to your budget.  Be sure to ask if the company has coupons or promotions as well.  Enjoy Your Masterpiece Once you’ve got your souvenirs framed, you’ll love sitting back and enjoying the memory of your vacation! Who knows what’s next? You might decide to frame those medals from your college swim team! For more tips and ideas, contact a company like InstaFrame...

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