custom framing


Admittedly, due the popularity of canvas prints, a frequent comment at my store goes along the lines of, "Frames -- after a while, you don't like them anymore," or, "... and then it needs to be changed."

Still, a custom matted and framed print appropriate for an image can look great on the right wall, such as this Salvador Dali print. This one was completed in consultation with a customer, as he knows best what is in his home (warm and neutral tones). Although the print had been rolled for about a decade, it still looked great because of its quality. Not all posters are made the same. You can tell just by holding the paper between your thumb and a finger to gauge the thickness; some are printed on high quality stock, such as this one, and is harder to wrinkle. As such, it lasted years and will do so again under a glass-covered frame.

The linen mat board was used and its texture was just right for the sketch patterns used by Dali. Although some people just want a simple frame, small touches such as a curve can add another dimension to ordinary black.

Although the majority of wall art consists of two-dimensional images, adding just a bit of depth can enhance a flat wall's appearance like these shadow box frames. Art and Photo can't take any credit for the look of this frame; we only helped the artist prepare the frame, mat border, mat background, and backing. Baby Steps, a company based in the Lower Mainland, was responsible for the assembly and cast-making.

In case you are wondering where you can get such a piece, contact Baby Steps at (778) 230-0690. The company also has a Facebook here.