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Light It Up! Curved Wall Installation With LED Lighting

Light It Up! Curved Wall Installation With LED Lighting

A curved wall requires curved art. To make that curved art really stand out, light that baby up!  #ThisWeekInTheFrameShop, Russell leaves the frame shop to show you a lovely curved wall installation with LED lighting. We’ve done curved art installations before. We've...

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Framing A Hermès Silk Scarf

Framing A Hermès Silk Scarf

Framing silk scarves takes special care. In this case, our client wanted their Texas-themed Hermès silk scarf that was featured in a Texas Monthly article to be displayed in an acrylic box. We did not want to use the traditional mounting materials like glue, because...

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Framing License Plates Can Rock Your She-Shed / Man-Cave

Framing License Plates Can Rock Your She-Shed / Man-Cave

Rock your personal space with a collection of personally meaningful items - like license plates! This week Russell shares a collection of license plates framed in a shiny silver frame with a black suede background. We think they look great! We used a reflective mirror...

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Wallpaper as art? Yes! Chinoiserie Wallpaper Panels

Wallpaper as art? Yes! Chinoiserie Wallpaper Panels

Today's #ThisWeekInTheFrameShop example is a series of three individually framed chinoiserie wallpaper panels.  What an elegant option for a dining room or living area! These chinoiserie panels have a paper substrate, then a sheer layer of silk, and then hand-painted...

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Hail to the Chief – Presidential Stamps as Postage Stamp Art

Hail to the Chief – Presidential Stamps as Postage Stamp Art

On March 3, 1847, Congress authorized United States postage stamps. Stamps have featured collectable images ever since, including presidents.  So it's not a surprise that collectible stamps can make great postage stamp art. This week, Russell shares a framed artwork...

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Tips for Framing an Antique Doily

Tips for Framing an Antique Doily

This week "In the Frame Shop", Russell presents a video (below) on framing an antique doily. He details our approach to handling textiles for framing. Whether you are preserving an antique doily or framing a new decorative piece, the same techniques and considerations...

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Lightboxes Make A Big Bright Impact

Lightboxes Make A Big Bright Impact

You may have seen lightboxes in airports and retail stores, but they also well-suited for decorative uses. We have created them recently for many designers wanting a bold signature piece in a prominent public area. Russell details how you can use lightboxes for your...

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