This remarkable oversize piece is truly breathtaking! Our customer began with an unusual, mixed media collage. Pieces of charcoal finished paper with a metallic gold acrylic accent make up the overall composition.
The piece’s unusual shape is a challenge in determining both the orientation and overall dimensions of the frame. Floating on a white mat with liberal spacing around the art allows for it to really pop!
Being set back with walls into the frame (shadowbox style) illuminates the metallic paint splatter and matte charcoal of the artwork.
The paint has depth so that every angle creates a new visual experience. A lot of thoughtful planning and design makes for one impactful custom framing project.
Pictured above is a new specialty piece Foursided framed up for a customer who stumbled upon a full set of vintage pigments in spectacular condition! The spectrum of color in their original glass vials are totally drool worthy.
For a little extra pizazz our framers floated the vials on a fine linen mat with a slightly warm tint to it.
Rainbow order and even spacing between each gives the piece a neatly organized appeal. What a spectacular find!
After creating tall walls for the piece that enhances its shadowbox environment, Foursided framers fit it to perfection. The selected frame has a rustic appeal with a chalky grey finish that complements the subject.
Do your own garage sale, flea market digging and we can help you frame your discoveries just as sweet.
Not every project is a multi-piece, plateau mount, complex endeavor. Sometimes the design challenge lies in finding the perfect frame for a clean and classic work of art. Such as? This print by notable cartoonist/illustrator Chris Ware (of our local Chicago) is the perfect example!
A few inches of vivid white mat gives the piece some room to ‘breathe’ and also some formality in the frame. A little bit of dressy mat can make all the difference in turning a print into finished art.
See our nifty framers affixing the mat to an acid-free foamcore backing board. Always wonder why that foamcore piece exists? You can see here how it supports the artwork from behind.
A piece like this is very forgiving when dealing with frame choices. A simple black or clean white frame would compliment it nicely. However, the warm grey wood frame the customer elected to use keeps it contemporary, but with an eclectic edge. Each piece deserves something special.