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Awesome Pittsburgh Shadowbox

October 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
We loved working with these Pittsburgh items to create a shadowbox. This is a great selection of 2 and 3D objects that work together to tell a story. There are a variety of shapes as well. This allowed us to pick the two mats you see here - the black to go with the record. The matching frame works with all of the objects. The is what w...
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Egyptian Piece with 2D and 3D Elements

September 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
We recently worked on this amazing project, combining 2D and 3D elements. We worked with elements of texture, layering of mats, metallic sheen, and a matching frame. Here you can see the scarab that we put in a keyhole below the main image: Here you can see the layers of matting and all of the textures we worked with to com...
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Tips for Those with First Time Custom Framing Projects

September 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Sometimes folks with first-time custom framing projects are surprised at what goes into this sort of work. Custom framing really is that - custom. We have framing artists who are experts and work with you on design. Each project we do is created individually. We do not use any ready made matting or frames. We work with each customer to create a uni...
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Duke Jersey

August 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Living in an area with lots of universities (we love y'all), we frame lots of jerseys and T-shirts. A lot goes into these, and we use our sewing skills as well as our other framing skills. Recently, we framed this Duke jersey: Here you see Tiffany hard at work on getting the jersey in place and sewing it at key points to hold it. We l...
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Float Mount Examples

August 23, 2016  •  2 Comments
We love custom framing, because there are so many options. We help our clients choose the best option for each of their framing projects. For these two original artworks, we felt that float mounting would be wonderful. What is float mounting? Our friends over at the Academy of Art University put it very well" "Float mounting creates a seamless pr...
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Custom Shadow Box for a Signed Electric Guitar

August 16, 2016  •  1 Comment
We had a great time with this project! We made a shadow box for this signed electric guitar. For this shadow box, we made custom made archival wooden mounts to hold the guitar safely in place. These mounts are screwed into box itself. Here is a close up of the mount underneath the guitar. Here is the mount at the top: The mounts work wit...
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Immortilizing Mortellite's Achievements

August 09, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
This was an awesome project that Nick's wife Kelly brought in for us to shadowbox as a surprise for Nick. Nick had an amazing 10 year career in the military so needless to say this box tells a great story. A huge THANK YOU to Nick for his service to our country!!
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A Far Out Trio!

August 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
We have an awesome customer named Alistar who is an avid collector of NASA memorabilia. The patches were hand stitched in the chronological order of each mission onto a fabric mat. To protect the signed photo we used conservation grade glass.
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We Love Eagle Scout Projects

July 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
We love working on Eagle Scout projects. Here are a couple we've done. This is an awesome tribute from a son who is working towards his Eagle Scout badge to a father who was an Eagle Scout. Here is another we did. We love it, and so did our clients. We love when clients contact us to let us know they are so happy with our work!. Here are the t...
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Authentic Native American Pouch

July 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
This is a wonderful little handmade pouch that our client bought 10 years ago on a vacation to Alaska. Archival mounting was the most important factor in the design. We hand stitched the pouch in many places onto an acid free fabric mat board. Check out all the different places that we stitched down... my finger was VERY sore after all the pinni...
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A Very Napoleon Affair!

July 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
We framed this epic 24 piece "Battles of Napoleon" series. This project was so epic that we even drove 3 hours to our client's beach house to hang these for them! These hang across from a wonderful 25-foot wall of windows, so archival glass was used to protect the images from fading.
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Folk Art

July 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Folk art is a very collectable genre. Some clients scavenge auctions, tag sales, and the internet, to find these one-of-a-kind pieces to add to or complete their collections. We shadow boxed this piece by lining the box with the fabric mat on the sides. To get the 3D look, our client opted for museum glass, so that glare would not be an issue when...
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Greek travel grouping

June 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I have been told that when you travel to Greece you will see these iconic images all over walls, in museums, and in print. Our clients wanted to memorialize this epic vacation by bringing some of Greece home with them. They picked up a book of iconic Greek images, and we picked out a few that best reminded them of their magical vacation. We provide...
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Shadowbox for Two Antique Derringers

June 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
We really enjoyed working on this project. Here we made a custom shadow box for two antique derringers. The front is hinged with a magnetic closure, so that you have access to the derringers. In order to hold the guns in place, we made custom, non-scratching, wood mounts.
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