Floater Frames For Gallery Wrapped Art

Floater Frames For Gallery Wrapped Art

Art Loft Framing in Oakland, California is launching a whole new line of floater picture frames for the popular gallery wrapped canvases. Oil paintings on canvas as well as photos printed on canvas are being gallery wrapped where the image on the face is continuous and wraps around the side of the wood stretcher bars. The stapling is done to the back side of the bars so the staples do not show. The intent is to hang the art on the wall with no frame. This has become a popular and economical way to display art.

Though financially feasible, the look has become so common that people are now wanting some frame around the art/photos but still want to see the art on the sides of the stretcher bars. We have introduced an expanded line of frame moldings which will frame your art but continue to allow the sides to be exposed. Stop by our frame store and view our new expanded collection.

Art Loft Framing vs. The Box Stores

Art Loft Framing vs. The Box Stores

A quality custom picture framer will offer you the following: years of design experience encompassing color theory, understanding of texture and visual weight, and a sense of balance and proportion. These attributes though teachable in theory are really mastered afters years or decades in the profession.

Your leading big box frame store lets new employees typically earning minimum wage and less than 32 hours a week design your frame. They are learning on the job on your framing. Hope you like the end result. If price is your only qualification then you will be happy with the end result. If quality of product and design are important to you then you will be unhappy with the end result.

Custom picture framing is not a commodity like a ready made frame from China. custom framing is a labor intensive procedure with American labor. How can it be offered at 50%-70% off? Does your carpenter, dentist, doctor, lawyer have sales? NO! If you offer custom picture framing with these discounts then one has to ask, “What is their retail price”?  With their discounts many clients have told me that we were cheaper than them.

Google search Michaels Stores vs New York Attorney General. NY made Michaels Stores stop running discount coupons on the premise that if your custom framing is 50-70% off perpetually then that is your retail price.

Your choice. A seasoned vetern or a part time minimum wage employee.

 

 

Fabric Mattings In Picture Framing

Fabric Mattings In Picture Framing

A matting around a piece of art showcases the art as well as giving the whole custom picture framing project a custom design and look. Another aspect of matting in a custom picture frame is to give the outer frame a much larger foot print on the wall. How often have you looked through someone’s living room window and gazed upon a collage grouping of tiny individually framed pictures. One has no focus on any one picture just the assembly. Custom framed art needs to be larger. The matting in a picture frame does just that.

Mattings are typically of either paper or cotton fiber. The cotton fiber is much more durable in a picture frame and long lasting as well as being acid free to protect your art. Contemporary design usually calls for a white matting in a picture frame. To add elegance and texture to your custom framing, choose a linen or silk matting. There are numerous linen and silk mattings made in 32″ x 40″ sheet sizes which are manufactured by the matboard companies. We offer none of these. We cut the frame matting out of acid free board and hand glue the fabric to the matting with acid free adhesive. After the glue is dried, we cut out the center of the matting and hand wrap the fabric around the beveled edge of the matting. When the pre manufactured mat boards are used, you get a paper bevel showing.

Graduation In Oakland, CA

Graduation In Oakland, CA

Every year we have a ton of graduates in all levels of schools. With each graduate comes a certificate of their accomplishments. They get this after kindergarten, after Grammar school, after High School and after college. Few if any will evercustom picture frame their certificates. These certificates will usually end up in a drawer or up on a shelf in the attic. after all the hard work that went into earning these certificates, they deserve a nice custom picture framing to show the recipient how proud we are of them.

Many professionals custom picture frame their certificates to display in their office at work. These usually get a custom cut matting and a double matting is quite a bit nicer.  The certificates are mounted to a ridged backing board which keeps them from wrinkling in the custom frame.  Frequently, the inner matting will actually be a wood fillett which can be wood stained, gold or silver. The custom frame is usually one of two different options. Typically, the client wants a custom frame moulding in a black based finish. These black picture frames can be of varying styles to suit the client’s taste or décor. Sometimes the black picture frame will have a gold lip. The second frequently used option is a wood stained picture frame moulding choice. We have a broad selection of  wood stained mouldings in various shades of stain and exotic veeners such as olive wood.

 

Picture Frames in Montclair Village, Oakland, California

It has been quite a bit of time since I have blogged on my website. Hope you haven’t missed me. The requests have been pouringin. I must confess that I have dedicated a lot of time to my Instagram account. I have 1,023 followers at this time and growing rapidly. The Art Loft staff have created a wealth of new wonderful framings to share on our Instagram page. You should really check us out at ArtLoftFraming on Instagram.

It has been quite a bit of time since I have blogged on my website. Hope you haven’t missed me. The requests have been pouringin. I must confess that I have dedicated a lot of time to my Instagram account. I have 1,023 followers at this time and growing rapidly. The Art Loft staff have created a wealth of new wonderful framings to share on our Instagram page. You should really check us out at ArtLoftFraming on Instagram.

It has been quite a bit of time since I have blogged on my website. Hope you haven’t missed me. The requests have been pouringin. I must confess that I have dedicated a lot of time to my Instagram account. I have 1,023 followers at this time and growing rapidly. The Art Loft staff have created a wealth of new wonderful framings to share on our Instagram page. You should really check us out at ArtLoftFraming on Instagram.

It has been quite a bit of time since I have blogged on my website. Hope you haven’t missed me. The requests have been pouringin. I must confess that I have dedicated a lot of time to my Instagram account. I have 1,023 followers at this time and growing rapidly. The Art Loft staff have created a wealth of new wonderful framings to share on our Instagram page. You should really check us out at ArtLoftFraming on Instagram.

Custom Picture Framing and Picture Framing of All Types

Custom Picture Framing and Picture Framing of All Types

It is truly amazing how many different types of picture frames and picture framing styles we accomplish in a month. We just finished framing a truly fine Chinese silk threaded stitchery on white silk. The colors choosen for the picture framing were truly brilliant and intense colors. We did an outer custom picture frame matting hand wrapped with a coarse Chinese silk fabric. This was a stark texture contrast to the satiny white silk background of the stitchery. The colors were the same though. The outer picture frame was a warm champagne colored silver frame moulding. The picture frame glazing choice was Museum Glass. This unique framing product eliminates 85% of reflection while providing 99% ultra violet retarding protection.

It is truly amazing how many different types of picture frames and picture framing styles we accomplish in a month. We just finished framing a truly fine Chinese silk threaded stitchery on white silk. The colors choosen for the picture framing were truly brilliant and intense colors. We did an outer custom picture frame matting hand wrapped with a coarse Chinese silk fabric. This was a stark texture contrast to the satiny white silk background of the stitchery. The colors were the same though. The outer picture frame was a warm champagne colored silver frame moulding. The picture frame glazing choice was Museum Glass. This unique framing product eliminates 85% of reflection while providing 99% ultra violet retarding protection.

It is truly amazing how many different types of picture frames and picture framing styles we accomplish in a month. We just finished framing a truly fine Chinese silk threaded stitchery on white silk. The colors choosen for the picture framing were truly brilliant and intense colors. We did an outer custom picture frame matting hand wrapped with a coarse Chinese silk fabric. This was a stark texture contrast to the satiny white silk background of the stitchery. The colors were the same though. The outer picture frame was a warm champagne colored silver frame moulding. The picture frame glazing choice was Museum Glass. This unique framing product eliminates 85% of reflection while providing 99% ultra violet retarding protection.

It is truly amazing how many different types of picture frames and picture framing styles we accomplish in a month. We just finished framing a truly fine Chinese silk threaded stitchery on white silk. The colors choosen for the picture framing were truly brilliant and intense colors. We did an outer custom picture frame matting hand wrapped with a coarse Chinese silk fabric. This was a stark texture contrast to the satiny white silk background of the stitchery. The colors were the same though. The outer picture frame was a warm champagne colored silver frame moulding. The picture frame glazing choice was Museum Glass. This unique framing product eliminates 85% of reflection while providing 99% ultra violet retarding protection.

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Custom Picture Framing is All About The Matting

Custom Picture Framing is All About The Matting

It has been some time since I have done a post to my blog on my website. Life gets very busy and consequently time gets shorter. A lot of time has gone into maintaining my social media accounts. Enough said.

The fundamental aspect of good custom framing design is the matting. The matting is the first thing that a custom frame designer addresses when designing a framing project. The frame moulding is not an issue at this point. The matting is what is up against the artwork that is to be framed. The color choices need to be chosen with the artwork’s color scale and texture in mind. Sometimes the matting will be of a paper stock but also a linen or silk matting will add amazing texture and stronger colors and texture to the overall design. The width of the matting has to be determined based on the scale and weight proportions of the artwork. Some mattings on paper will be enhanced by hand inking on various colored lines. This is refered to as French matting. Between the lines one can also do colored panels. Additionally, custom mattings can also have a wood fillett applied around the window opening of the matting. These can be painted, or leafed in gold or silver metal leaf.

It has been some time since I have done a post to my blog on my website. Life gets very busy and consequently time gets shorter. A lot of time has gone into maintaining my social media accounts. Enough said.

The fundamental aspect of good custom framing design is the matting. The matting is the first thing that a custom frame designer addresses when designing a framing project. The frame moulding is not an issue at this point. The matting is what is up against the artwork that is to be framed. The color choices need to be chosen with the artwork’s color scale and texture in mind. Sometimes the matting will be of a paper stock but also a linen or silk matting will add amazing texture and stronger colors and texture to the overall design. The width of the matting has to be determined based on the scale and weight proportions of the artwork. Some mattings on paper will be enhanced by hand inking on various colored lines. This is refered to as French matting. Between the lines one can also do colored panels. Additionally, custom mattings can also have a wood fillett applied around the window opening of the matting. These can be painted, or leafed in gold or silver metal leaf.

Beautifully Framed Vintage Maps and Art of Oakland

Beautifully Framed Vintage Maps and Art of Oakland

Our custom framed vintage maps of Oakland are unique. We have three exquisite giclee reproductions of the following three maps. First, we have a bird’s eye view artist’s rendering of Downtown Oakland during the 1880’s. Lake Merritt is certainly different in shape in those days than it is now. The print is in a sepia tone with a double matting picking up on the warm taupe tone of the rendering. A warm toned silver picture frame moulding enhances the finish product. The rendering is available both framed and unframed. Secondly, we have a larger map of the combined cities of Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda, circa 1904. This map shows very little development east of the current highway 580. That area was just tracts of open land. The matting compliments the blue green tones of the map. The burnished and ribbed silver picture frame has a very turn of the century antique look to it. Thirdly, we have a great tract map of the city of Piedmont, turn of the century. This was before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake so little development was done in eastern Piedmont. Some very familiar names owned large tracts of land which is now upper Piedmont. The framing of this piece is a simple but antique styled frame.

Our custom framed vintage maps of Oakland are unique. We have three exquisite giclee reproductions of the following three maps. First, we have a bird’s eye view artist’s rendering of Downtown Oakland during the 1880’s. Lake Merritt is certainly different in shape in those days than it is now. The print is in a sepia tone with a double matting picking up on the warm taupe tone of the rendering. A warm toned silver picture frame moulding enhances the finish product. The rendering is available both framed and unframed. Secondly, we have a larger map of the combined cities of Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda, circa 1904. This map shows very little development east of the current highway 580. That area was just tracts of open land. The matting compliments the blue green tones of the map. The burnished and ribbed silver picture frame has a very turn of the century antique look to it. Thirdly, we have a great tract map of the city of Piedmont, turn of the century. This was before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake so little development was done in eastern Piedmont. Some very familiar names owned large tracts of land which is now upper Piedmont. The framing of this piece is a simple but antique styled frame.

Dazzling Custom Framed Mirrors, One Of A Kind

Dazzling Custom Framed Mirrors, One Of A Kind

Not all people want the same framed mirrors offered by the big box stores and discount furniture monoliths. Most of these frames are made out of particle board or molded plastic. One must choose from the limited offerings of pre made framed mirrors in either style, finish or size.

We create unique one of a kind custom framed mirrors for our clients, offering the finish they are desiring, the style they are looking for and most importantly, the exact size their wall space requires. We can offer thousands and thousands of custom framed mirror combinations. Frame mouldings can be stacked on top of each other to create unique styles which are truly one of a kind. We just finished a mirror frame where the outer mirror frame was covered in a rich texture olive wood veneer from Italy and the inner frame under the lip of the outer frame was also an Italian import of brightly colored wood chips arranged in the famous marquetry pattern that are done in the Sorrento region of Italy.

We supply all of your mirror needs with 1/4″ plate glass mirrors with or without beveled edges. We also offer three grades of new antiqued mirror again, with or without beveled edges.

Not all people want the same framed mirrors offered by the big box stores and discount furniture monoliths. Most of these frames are made out of particle board or molded plastic. One must choose from the limited offerings of pre made framed mirrors in either style, finish or size.

We create unique one of a kind custom framed mirrors for our clients, offering the finish they are desiring, the style they are looking for and most importantly, the exact size their wall space requires. We can offer thousands and thousands of custom framed mirror combinations. Frame mouldings can be stacked on top of each other to create unique styles which are truly one of a kind. We just finished a mirror frame where the outer mirror frame was covered in a rich texture olive wood veneer from Italy and the inner frame under the lip of the outer frame was also an Italian import of brightly colored wood chips arranged in the famous marquetry pattern that are done in the Sorrento region of Italy.

We supply all of your mirror needs with 1/4″ plate glass mirrors with or without beveled edges. We also offer three grades of new antiqued mirror again, with or without beveled edges.