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Bold frame on a contemporary portrait

A striking painted portrait is balanced by a bold and unusual double frame with a coin-like texture and a beaded white liner.

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Antique needlepoint

 

The delicate details of this frame, with its verdigris finish and hints of copper, perfectly complement an intricate antique needlepoint.

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Whimsical Fish

A “Gefilte Fish” print by artist Gary Baseman was given a charming frame treatment in a a textured, lacquer frame and double mat of black and rose.

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Grateful Dead tickets and program

A pair of psychedelic Grateful Dead tickets and concert program gets center stage floated on a red mat, surrounded by a white mat. The deep bevel of the frame draws the eyes in and the sleek silver detail mimics the holographic surface of the tickets.

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Colorful zebra in red lacquer

A colorful zebra painting was given a rich, dark red lacquer frame with subtle black distressed patterns. The frame’s color and lacquer finish complements the art perfectly to create a fun, sophisticated look.

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Surreal outlets

When propped and floated on a dark mat, a set of coasters becomes a fun and funky optical illusion. It’s glazed with Ultra Vue glass for anti-reflective properties and extreme clarity.

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Ornate distressed frame: monkey painting

A distressed black frame with ornate gold details is a perfect stage for this fantastic original painting by Canadian artist Xavier Landry.

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Bejeweled greeting card

This matted, shadowboxed design in silver and pale gray transforms a greeting card into a sparkling gem of framed artwork. Museum glass allows the card’s 3-dimensional jewel and pearlescent paper to be seen with utmost clarity.

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Color schemes in framing

Keeping mats and frames in the same color family can give a lot of visual impact. This charming watercolor pops brightly against the light greens.

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We framed a signed, limited edition Foo Fighters/Wrigley Field print for Foundations of Music’s “Rock for Kids” silent auction in autumn of 2015. This striking piece combines a white mat with a color core and an ornate skull frame.

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