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Know Your Framing

Part 1: Mat Board   The first thing that comes to mind when most people think of mat board is: “What colour(s) should I use?” This is a very important question, but there is an even more important issue looming in the background, and that is “What KIND of mat...

Shadow Box: Baby Coat

Items of clothing are just one more thing that you can put in a shadow box! However, some materials can be just as fragile as paper and are just as susceptible to damage from light and other materials within the frame. For this project, the piece of clothing is a baby...

Oversized Canvas

Canvas artwork is stretched around a wooden bar, known as Stretcher Bar. Oversize pieces can become heavy and put a lot of strain on the bars. When artwork is very large, it is important that the stretcher bar is braced correctly…or THIS can happen! Even though this...

Shadow Box : Removable Face

Framing is a great way to keep precious objects safe, but you may want access to them in the future. Stacking frames is a unique and stylish way to show off your keepsakes, while still allowing physical contact with the item. You can also use this method to switch out...

Conservation Framing: Double Glass

March 2015   This drawing is over 100 years old and is stained and torn. Old paper is very fragile and vulnerable to light, which can cause fading over time. The recommended method of preserving such artwork is to frame it using conservation grade glass, which...

Oversized Framing

This large map of the City of Lethbridge measures in at 74” x 66”. Because of the size, the map was actually printed in 2 pieces, then dry mounted to foam core. We carefully trimmed the overlapping areas and taped them together from the back. To give this framing...