|Framing Tips and More|
The following articles detail how custom framing can help preserve your treasures and why you should find a custom picture framer.
Let’s hang out! How to hang artwork
When hanging artwork in a group, it’s all about relationships!
Picking a perfect picture frame!
What is a picture frame? Just a box – four pieces of wood or metal holding a picture on a wall? Absolutely not! The right picture frame can create a perfect package, complementing what’s inside the frame – a photo, poster, artwork or family treasure.
Beyond the fridge – framing children’s art!
Do you have a pint-sized budding Picasso or a child who loves to have art and framed treasures hanging on the wall of the bedroom or play space? Even young children are increasingly aware of interior design and enjoy having a say in décor. And in a child’s room, parents can let loose with imagination, colors and designs!
Dynamic décor – How to achieve a great look!
You spend much of your life inside, in your home or office. Are the walls getting a tad bleary and closing in on you? Jazz things up by decorating or redecorating in the latest colors and styles!
Give the gift of framing!
Got a wedding, birthday, graduation, housewarming or other special event on the horizon? Stumped for gift ideas? Why not give a gift certificate from your local PPFA member frame shop!
Four tips for custom framing!
Selecting framing materials is easier than you think: Grandma's christening gown, a child's first finger painting, your parents' wedding photo, military medals ... The list goes on!
Raptor feathers: Illegal to possess!
All raptors (predatory birds), or any part thereof, are illegal to possess. These include owls, hawks, eagles and falcons.
Framing flowers and bouquets
Do you have a bridal bouquet, prom corsage or funeral spray that you'd like to have framed, along with other mementos?
Framing silver heirlooms!
Do you have a beautiful silver heirloom you’d like to custom frame in an elegant shadow box – perhaps Grandma’s silver teapot, a set of silver spoons, jewelry or some other precious silver family heirlooms?
Find the right frame!
Wide, thick and embellished with eye-catching motifs or reed slim, sleek and almost invisible – picture frames are as limitless in style and coloration as the artworks they complement!
Find a focal point for framed treasures!
Creating a setting with art that attracts people's attention and holds it - that's a well-tuned focal point. It's easy to do when the display is attractive. Without a focal point, the grouping or the wall looks disjointed and disorganized.
Celebrate what’s unique about you and your loved ones! With the assistance of a professional framer, it’s now possible to frame almost anything!
Framing ivory objects
Do you have ivory items you’d like to have framed – like small sculptures, chess pieces, scrimshaw, fans and jewelry?
Tintypes: a precious photographic legacy
Do you have an old tintype among your family photos? Would you like to preserve and frame this precious family legacy?
Do you have proud veterans of the Armed Forces in the family?
Framing brass rubbings
Do you have brass rubbings to preserve and frame – the effigy of a knight and his lady from days of yore, or a rubbing from an old family tombstone?
College degrees represent thousands of dollars and years of hard work – celebrate with a beautiful setting for that hard-earned sheepskin!
Prevent pests! Don’t let your art end up as lunch!
Friends and family aren’t the only ones who admire your artwork and framed treasures.
Acid . . . It’s not just about indigestion!
Stomachs aren’t the only things that hate excess acid!
Framing a sports jersey
Sports fans love to frame memorabilia! Whether it’s your child’s sports jersey, your old college favorite, or an NFL souvenir, you’ll want the very best framing and display!
Air Quality and Artwork
Air quality plays an important role in the preservation of artwork.
The effect of light on art
Although art cannot be enjoyed without light, it is important to be aware that light can cause permanent damage to prints, drawings, textiles and even paintings.
Treatment of water damaged items
The treatment of items of high monetary, historic or sentimental value should be referred to a conservator.
Six tips to prevent mold!
Prevent mold on paper art.
A qualified professional framer will play an important role in the preservation of your art through the use of the proper protective materials.
Temperature and humidity
The temperature and relative humidity of the room in which your art is displayed is very important.
Handling and framing animation cels!
A traditional cel – animation’s abbreviation for Celluloid® – is a clear plastic sheet onto which a drawing is copied, either by hand inking or by a commercial copier process.