With Independence Day nearly upon us, we should take a moment to consider those who helped bring about our independence and keep us free over the years. A wonderful way to honor military service is to frame some memorabilia from that career.
A few months back, this customer brought us a medal and ribbon, along with the citation for the award and a photo of the medal being awarded. Working with the customer, we designed this tasteful and elegant layout. The top mat is neutral but slightly warm and textured, to complement the color of the ribbons. The bottom mat complements the color of the unit insignia. The frame once again complements the red ribbons, and the layout balances the proportions of all the elements.
There are endless possibilities for framing military memorabilia. Bring us your medals, insignia, and certificates and let us design a display that will do them proud!
This client brought us an antique Asian puppet to be framed. Instead of simply attaching it to the back of a shadowbox, we decided to make it appear to “float” in mid-air. We did this by attaching the puppet to a sheet of clear acrylic, then suspending that between the back of the shadowbox and the glass. As you can see, the result is stunning!
In keeping with conservation standards, we did not attach the puppet with adhesive of any kind. Instead, we drilled four pairs of tiny holes at strategic points and looped nylon monofilament through to hold the puppet down. The holes line up with the perforations in the puppet, and the monofilament is nearly invisible. It takes a very keen eye to even see where the attachments are, thus adding to the effect of magic levitation!
Bring us your keepsake and let us work our magic on that too!