This Week in the Frame Shop

News and videos about art display solutions and picture framing trends.

Onlays 101 – Picture Framing

Onlays 101 – Picture Framing

This week, Russell shows picture framing pieces from a recent project in Las Vegas. It includes some gorgeous onlays painted to match the hallway they are placed in, and large PVC board prints.  

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Orlando Inspired Gallery Wall

Orlando Inspired Gallery Wall

This week, Russell shows a curated mixed-media gallery wall for a commercial location. However, this style also shines in the home with more personal touches like postcards and family photos.  

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Dare To Be Different – Custom Framing

Dare To Be Different – Custom Framing

This week, Russell introduces a new framing technique we developed based on a designer's special request. We love to learn new things and then apply that knowledge to other projects. Consider this or another different technique for your next project.  

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Sound Off!! – Acoustic Panels

Sound Off!! – Acoustic Panels

Acoustic panels need not be boring!This week Russell has two videos on sound mitigation art panels. It just looks like art; no one will know it also serves for sound absorption. The inspiration for this very imaginative design was "pop-art" book spines. We created...

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Don’t Be Square!! – Photoshop Magic

Don’t Be Square!! – Photoshop Magic

This week, Russell explains how you can upgrade your design with some photoshop magic and circle opening mats.  We created a series of Atlanta landmark photos for a multifamily project. By converting the images to black and white, and adding warming and vignette...

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Normal Gets You Nowhere – LED Neon

Normal Gets You Nowhere – LED Neon

Halloween is a great time to revisit "normal." We hope you all have a great Halloween weekend. In the meantime, LED Neon look signs are a happening trend. LED looks almost identical to traditional neon but is much more flexible in terms of how it can be customized....

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Ninja Framing – Shadowboxes 101

Ninja Framing – Shadowboxes 101

We recommend adding framed dimensional items to your design projects to break up the monotony of framed prints and canvas. This week Russell has four short videos all about shadowbox framing. Explore your options and get inspired to use this technique. Explore more of...

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Meet The Armadillo Cowboy – Framing Dallas

Meet The Armadillo Cowboy – Framing Dallas

At Artifex, we like our Armadillos wearing cowboy hats. This recent multi-family project had a southwest/Texas theme. We created this cute cowboy armadillo that free floats in an open back frame. Russell also details how we can alter image colors to coordinate with...

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Aloha, Y’all! – Out of the Frame Shop

Aloha, Y’all! – Out of the Frame Shop

This week Russell is not in the Frame Shop. Even on vacation, he sees cool ideas to share. This hotel elevator lobby has a great deal of potential and we would love to explore the possibilities with you on your next project. Combining a wallpaper mural with custom art...

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Artifex Featured In Redfin!!

Artifex Featured In Redfin!!

This week "In The Frame Shop," Russell is featured in the latest Redfin blog post titled, “Elevate Your Home’s Decor with Wall Art Inspiration from 15 Artists”. Redfin is a national real estate listing company and we are very excited to take part in advising their...

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Boxing Day (a little early) – Custom Framing

Boxing Day (a little early) – Custom Framing

Ordinary items can make extraordinary displays. With custom framing, many things can be framed in a shadowbox to enhance your design concept. This week, Russell shares an equipment display for a boxing-themed fitness center. He also explains how we solved a problem by...

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