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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...

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...
Know Your Framing Glass

Know Your Framing Glass

As the old saying goes, not everything is created equal. This is especially true for glass. Most of us are familiar with clear and non-glare glass, but did you know that glass is also graded by its conservation value? From Clear to Museum, the glass covering your...