Welcome to the Frame Gallery

 

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The Frame Gallery offers an extensive moulding selection including the latest decorating trends.  Whether your style is contemporary, traditional, or shabby chic we have something for everyone.

Please stop by for a complementary design session with your cherished artwork!

Suggestions for framing below:

Single Moulding Design

 When a single moulding is used, consider that it may need to make up for everything that is not there. For example, mats and fillets would add to the color, scale, and texture of your design if the same art was on paper. The single moulding you choose can offset those missing elements if it has a contrasting lip, wider profile, and perhaps some texture or ornamentation.

Frame and Liner

Frame and Liner

Liners are to canvases what a mat is to a print on paper. Both serve as a border that provides a breathing space or area of visual relief so the frame doesn’t crowd the art and the art can be focused on without distraction from other elements in the decor. Most liners today are fabric covered but the first liners were gilded. Simple flat gilded profiles are still used as the liner of choice inside of finished corner frames.

Stacked Moulding Combination

Stacked Moulding Combination

For hundreds of years, two or more mouldings have often been combined to create one frame. Combinations of mouldings can be used to add width, color, pattern, etc.

Float Frame

Float Frame

A float frame allows you to present the art without covering the edge as a standard frame will. When used alone, a float provides the most minimal frame design. However, you can add other frames around the float to add scale and personality to your design.

A Platform

A Platform

“Gallery Wraps” are popular today. This means the art continues down the outside edge of the canvas. A typical framing treatment would hide it. If you don’t frame it, it can look unfinished like a house without landscaping or a car without tires. By placing the canvas on top of a frame, you provide the finishing touch without covering any of the art.

Frame on a Mat in a Frame

Frame on a Mat in a Frame

We typically do not recommend using mats with art on canvas, but this is an exception. This mat is linen so it will hold up to exposure. It is a solid piece without a window opening and it is glued to a foamboard backing so it can’t buckle. This is a good technique to increase overall size due to the adjustability of the mat borders and it is a fresh, unique look.

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