Besides wanting the best possible presentation of your oil paintings, watercolors, pastels and line drawings, what do you have hidden away in old cardboard boxes that could be beautifully framed and displayed in your home? Here are just a few ideas: candid pictures and family portraits; baby shoes; christening gowns; children's artwork and keepsakes; certificates and awards; graduation photos and diplomas; pictures and mementos from engagements and weddings, anniversaries, retirement ceremonies; travel souvenirs; posters; maps; antique fabrics; collages; and collections of all kinds (for example - baseball cards, demitasse spoons, gemstones and minerals).
What goes into custom framing?
Half the framing process is in picking the right frame, which includes a number of design components:
You name it and we'll frame it.
Framing Concepts Gallery can create a unique and lasting presentation of your treasures, including Shadow Boxes for larger objects; hand-carved frames; etching on the glass; and hand-laid fabric liners and mats. Size doesn't matter. We have framed a huge photograph (4' x 7') of the lunar landing for the Albuquerque Museum as well as tiny miniatures. In Shadow Box Picture Frames, we have framed everything from pre-Columbian artifacts and primitive Australian masks to a collection of fishing flies.
Our specialty is Conservation Framing.
All artwork and photographs should be protected from environmental damage and aging. Preservation framing is done with proven modern technologies that formerly were available only for world-class collections and museums. Our experts can protect your artwork and old photographs, as well as your new and digital photos, preserving them for generations to come.
We use only conservation grade and acid-free materials surrounding the artwork. Older-style paper mats are made from pulp core and eventually develop "acid burn," where the interior of the mat and the background paper turn brown from the bleeding of the acid. The papers we use are made from 100% rag mats or lignin-free refined wood pulp matting and backing materials. Our mats will stay free of acid transference forever. We use ultra-violet (UV) blocking glass to protect artwork from fading in the sunlight.
Remember the general rule: if you are comfortable, so is your artwork. Don't hang or store artwork in extremely hot, cold or humid environments.