Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We recently had the opportunity to frame an antique flag. Our customer is turning an old barn into a wedding / party venue, where she will hang the flag. She also brought us some of the old barn wood to build the frame.
Because the wood is so old and weathered it has some unique characteristics, so we used that to our advantage. Notice the added dimension in the corners? It not only adds decoration, but adds strength and stability too. It is a rather large frame, so plexiglass was used to keep it at a manageable weight.
Several different archival methods were used to attach the flag to a sturdy background, keeping it taut and straight. This will be a beautiful addition to her barn party venue!
(answer: It has 48 stars. Alaska became the 49th state on January 3, 1959 and Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21, 1959)
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Recently, artist Vickie Mitchell stopped by with her latest painting for us to frame. This original piece depicts a young girl with her horse. And . . . it is painted on a piece of tree bark.
We placed it in a shadow box frame, without glass, on a black background. You can see all the variations, texture and movement in the bark.
This is a beautiful piece, and we enjoyed having it in the gallery, if only for a short time.