We were playing around with mat designs and decided that this stepped-corner design had a nice Art Deco feel to it. We paired it with this lovely print and frame. The mat itself is a black-core white mat. Black-core mats produce a black outline when cut on the bevel. This produces a visual break between the mat and the image that is subtler than a double-mat design.
When this reproduction of the iconic “Don’t Tread On Me” flag from the American Revolution came into our shop, we decided that it needed a handsome treatment befitting its dignity and history. All of the materials in this frame were American-made. The lovely maple shadowbox moulding was made by Vermont Hardwoods. We decided to mount the flag on a lightly-textured Crescent mat (made in Wheeling, Illinois). The piece is glazed using Tru-Vue Conservation Clear glass (made in Faribault, Minnesota).
The flag itself was attached to the backing with fabric fasteners in strategic places, and the lower lanyard was stitched to the backing.
Bring us your American icon and let us help you display it proudly!
We love it when people bring us out-of-the-ordinary items to frame! We’re always up for a challenge, and we can frame just about anything.
This customer brought us a jigsaw puzzle of a beautiful panorama of the Boston skyline. The puzzle alone was over 38 inches long. With mat borders the finished piece was a little over 44 inches long, making the piece officially “oversized”. The customer wanted whitespace between the puzzle and the top mat, so we dry-mounted the puzzle to the backer board and put a spacer between the backer board and the top mat.
A word of caution to those bringing us jigsaw puzzles to be framed: be sure to secure the puzzle properly during transport. You can either use a puzzle roll-up mat or sandwich the puzzle between two sheets of cardboard and tape them together. The customers who brought this puzzle learned their lesson the hard way: they had simply placed it on a board in the back seat… and then they hit a pothole. When they came into the shop they had half a puzzle and a pile of pieces. We set them in a corner where they could reassemble the puzzle while we tended to other customers. Eventually all the pieces fell into place and the result is the beautiful framed project you see here!
Bring us your piece of whimsy and let us put it on your wall in style!