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Family Hierloom

Family Hierloom
When I first began at The Frame Studio my initial thoughts of designing a frame layout could have been described as straightforward. Since then I have learned quite a bit about quality frame design.  For instance this framing project below is stunning yet simple. The quality of materials used is obvious. The white matte provides a key function giving space between the frame and the picture letting the layout breath and draw the focus to the babies. But, what sets this framing apart is the matching fillet and frame with their natural wood tones which compliment the grass and the woven baskets o...
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A Night at the Movies

A Night at the Movies
When a movie is as classic and unforgettable as Pulp Fiction, it is necessary for the framing to reflect that. This completed piece does this perfectly with the combination of the matte, frame and fillet. The frame is a black Larson Juhl frame with an accent of silver around the edges.  Which is exactly what you want for a dark movie room where this piece is going to hang. The black matte intentionally doesn't match the black frame or the black poster.  This creates a nice separation that makes it easier to focus on the poster.  The fillet which matches the same style as the frame really makes...
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Double Fillet ~ ohhh la la

Peter and Jesus had the idea to use the same fillet twice when framing their 20x24.  The result is really top notch.  If you look closely the fillet outlines the portrait, and then is used again up against the moulding.  This was their idea and it looks great. Roma ~ 3.5" Metro in Black Iron fillet/mat/fillet and museum glass. Nice Job fella's.  I hope Ashke approves.  :-)
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Pencil Sketch

  Denny found this piece while packing for a move.  It wasn't framed and had some mildew around the edges.  He brought it in to us because he thought it had potential.  Boy was he right.  This turned out so awesome that we had offers to buy it while it was waiting to be picked up. Some question large frames on small pieces.  Here is proof of just how beautiful that combination can be. Larsons Umbria 6 inch molding 2 inches of mat and a fillet.  The pencil sketch was 11x14 before it was framed.  The finished size was 28x34.
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Why use a mat – or two – or three

In the custom framing industry, a mat is a thin, flat piece of paper-based material used in a picture frame, which serves as additional decoration and to perform several other, more practical functions, such as separating the art from the glass.  (Wikipedia) Functions Decoration and Protection (more…)
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What is a Fillet?

In the custom framing industry, a fillet is a small piece of moulding which fits inside a larger frame or, typically, underneath or in between matting, used for decorative purposes. The picture framing term is probably related to, though not necessarily derived from, the engineering term, which it is frequently pronounced similarly to; however, unlike the use of fillets in mechanical engineering, the use of "fillets" in picture frames is wholly decorative.  (Wikipedia) Pronunciation Fillet can be pronounced in two ways. (more…)
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