“Like a quality piece of furniture, proper framing will last for many years.”
We like to approach picture framing with the three principles of framing in mind;
The first step to preservation is to physically protect items from damage caused by handling, dust and dirt.
Using archival materials to conserve items that may be damaged or degraded by light or chemicals such as those found in inferior framing materials. Proper preservation will also ensure the items will continue looking their best that is complimented by presentation.
Proper framing materials are not only high quality but are also beautiful looking. There are endless choices in frames and matting to create a design tailored perfectly to each piece.
The importance of custom framing
Picture framing is a craft that has evolved over the years. Archival matting and backing have become the standard. Patented technology and improved materials will not only slow paper degradation and neutralize acid by-products but will also protect against damaging pollutants. UV and museum glazing protect paper, fabrics and collectibles that are vulnerable to light. These conservation materials allow your precious items and works of art to be enjoyed now and for years to come.
Storing and displaying collectible photographs, memorabilia and jerseys is as important to their preservation as it is to the attractiveness of their display. Collectible paper items such as photographs that are improperly protected can yellow or discolour, collect dust, scratch and even mold. Precious items can also be damaged if they are improperly mounted. There are several different methods and materials to choose from and based on cost, convenience and conservation. Framing is important for a number of reasons, the most obvious being how it displays the artwork or the item. Thoughtful design of your framing should always compliment your art but never be the focal point. Like a quality piece of furniture, proper framing will last for many years.
The colour, size and layout of your framing choices should enhance your treasured objects as well as reflect your decorating style. Mats come in a variety of colours, textures and fabrics. Some images may look great with a single mat whereas others may look better with a double or triple mat combination.
Frames can also be found to meet every style, size, colour, pattern and texture preference. The size of the frame should be proportional to the image size. A large image will require a wide solid frame. Images with a thickness such as three-dimensional such as keepsakes, travel and sports memorabilia will be best suited to be set in a deep frame. Your frame choice should not only suit your image but also blend with your style: traditional, contemporary or casual.
Proper framing materials are not only high quality but are also beautiful looking. There are endless choices in frames and matting to create a design tailored perfectly to each piece. Sometimes the style of one of your art pieces is out on synch with the room you wish to hang it in. You may wish to hang your grandfather’s antique landscape painting in your modern and minimalist dining room. Thoughtfully selected custom framing can help bridge the two different styles together.
“This was in my grandmother’s house but she is currently downsizing and I have inherited this piece. I always remembered it hanging on her wall and I would love to incorporate it into our space, however, it does not match our home decor. What can we do to revitalize it?”
Sometimes our older framed pieces need some TLC and revitalization. Archival framing wasn’t readily available a generation ago. Past framing doesn’t always reflect our current taste or style. These pieces can be reframed with a more modern design and conservation materials to make sure they will still be enjoyed and preserved.
CUSTOM FRAMED MIRRORS
At J&S Picture Frame Warehouse, with our wide selection of frames, we can take any old mirror that is lacking in personality and turn it into a beautiful addition to your home. Thoughtfully selected custom framing can help bridge the two different styles together. Whether you’re going for a simplistic or bold look, we have exactly what you are looking for!
Our large selection of stock frames are made from the same quality materials as our custom frames. They are made on site and are available in a range of standard sizes. Stock frames can shorten production times and are also perfect for those who prefer to do their own fitting.