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Nurre Caxton Moulding: NC12596
Bainbridge Top Mat: B4025
Bainbridge Bottom Mat: B8750
TruVue Glass: Conservation Clear
Image: Dreamstime “Happy Family and Dog at the Beach”- 17046463
Framing Effects: Double mat with regular bevels, Bainbridge Fabric Mat & Bainbridge Color Core Mat
Regular Bevels are the stair-steps that accentuate and add depth to your framed design.
Although matting naturally compliments and expands the color pallet, its the clean cut, crisp, white bevels that help to draw your eye into the middle subject. In this case, we did just that by cutting a regular white bevel for the top mat, complimented with a bottom mat with a brown core bevel.
Let Us Create The Perfect Custom Framed Mirror For You!
Perfect for your bathroom vanity, fireplace mantle, or opening up a living room, we can manufacture a custom framed mirror for you in any size or shape.
Each of our stores can help design and build just the right size, shape and style of custom framed mirror for your home. To learn more about designing the perfect custom framed mirror read some of our framed mirror tips below!
Create a Custom Framed Mirror for your bathroom vanity. As Arizona’s custom framed mirror specialists, we will help size, design, and create the perfect custom framed mirror for your bathroom. We understand it can be difficult to size and design your own custom framed mirrors. That’s why we have created a 3-step, start to finish upgrade process. Let’s get started!
Most framed mirrors only take between 7-10 days to manufacture. We include mirror hanging hardware for the frame and the wall. Schedule or contact us about delivery and installation service for your framed mirror.
TIPS FOR DESIGNING THE PERFECT CUSTOM FRAMED MIRROR
Location & Size is Everything!
Before shopping for the perfect framed mirror, it is important to consider the size of the room, wall, or space in which the framed mirror will hang. If it is a small room, pay close attention to where the mirror will be hung, as a framed mirror can really make a cramped room seem larger. Generally, placing a mirror across from a window or light source will expand the room and make it look larger.
Decorating For Your Style
Show your room’s reflectivity, personality and style. Some framed mirrors have large, ornate frames that can act as a piece of art. Others are round, oval or modern for a unique look. Our custom framed mirrors are available in many shapes and sizes, straight cut or beveled to fit any decorative need.
Framed mirrors fit perfectly in any room! They’re stunning in bathrooms and many people won’t live without one in the bedroom. For children’s rooms, make certain to hang kids framed mirrors at the child’s eye level. This will help the child feel special and also be useful. Mirrors look stunning over a fireplace mantle or at the end of a hallway. Many formal dining areas also have a mirror to make the room seem more spacious.
Make Any Room “Grow”
If you’re looking for a way to open up a closed room, but don’t want to tear down any walls, a framed mirror is the perfect solution! A mirror can magically transform a small room into something that feels much more spacious.
Framed mirrors reflect the light and objects in front of them to create a larger feeling space. When placed across from an open window, they’re a wonderful way to bring in more natural light. Traditional framed mirrors are especially good at creating an illusion of more space. They effortlessly enhance the beauty in any sized room. For some examples of framed mirrors check out our bathroom makeovers!
You Name it – We’ll Frame it!
Souvenirs from a fun vacation. Mementos of a special time in life. Signed sports memorabilia. A collection of family heirlooms: All these things and any other combination your imagination can think of can be custom framed in a shadowbox just for you.
Custom Shadowbox frames are different from standard picture frames in that they are deep enough to house not only flat items like a photograph or print, but three-dimensional objects as well. These objects can be creatively arranged, matted, and mounted in order to highlight and tell the perfect story about what is being framed.
From trophies and rock memorabilia to sports jerseys and wedding invitations, we can design and frame it for you. It all starts wit
h your imagination. You can combine photographs from a vacation with souvenirs you bought while you were away, or photographs and event tickets from a rock concert.
Helping frame and display these treasured possessions is the most exciting part of our job. It is important to put your life on display and be proud of your memories and accomplishments.
Custom framing your treasured 3-D objects gives you the chance to proudly display them in your home or office instead of letting them languish in a closet or attic. What better way to give your treasures the treatment they deserve.
Find a store near you for your next shadowboxing framing project!
There are six diverse ways to frame or display a canvas. Although the design possibilities are nearly endless, here are some of the most popular and unique ways to frame your canvas art:
Use A Single Frame
When custom framing your canvas art with a single frame, make it count! For example, if you frame artwork on paper, the option of mats and fillets is available to add color, scale, and texture to the design.
When using a single frame on canvas art it is necessary to chose a frame that has a contrasting lip, wider profile, and perhaps some texture or ornamentation. As in the example to the right, the frame is proportionate, the color contrasts, and the texture compliments the theme of the painting.
Liners are to canvases what a mat is to a print on paper. Both serve as a border that provides a breathing space and guide into the art itself. Picture frame liners also help prevent the art from blending in with the frame, while helping compliment the painting at the same time. With access to thousands of colors, textures and materials, fabric liners can be manufactured in just about any profile to best fit your custom framing design.
They say two is always better than one! Well, at least with picture framing, one frame stacked on top of another really helps enhance your canvas artwork. Because canvas isn’t usually framed with glass and mats, stacking two frames often helps achieve the compliment and style that is just right for the art.
For hundreds of years, two or more mouldings have often been combined to create one frame. Be sure to ask our designers what 2 or more frames will do for your canvas art.
Don’t cover it up! 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. Literally just a boarder around the art. However, you can add other frames around the float to add scale and personality to your design. Float frames are always recommended when the edge of the painting has detail or artist signatures that you don’t want to have covered by the lip of the frame.
Thick gallery wrapped canvas art is popular today. This means the art continues down the outside edge of the canvas. A typical stretched canvas fit into a picture frame would hide this gorgeously wrapped edge.
If you just hang up a gallery wrapped canvas it can look unfinished like a house without landscaping or a car without tires. By placing the gallery wrapped canvas on top of a frame, you provide the finishing touch without covering any of the art.
Use mats to enhance your canvas art! We typically do not recommend using mats with art on canvas, but this is an exception.
As a backboard of texture, your canvas art whether gallery wrapped or framed can be mounted on top of a matboard. The matboard can then be framed to give your art a unique look and feel We recommend this technique to increase overall size and present a fresh look.
A little Tip From The Experts:
Art on canvas is rarely covered with glass or acrylic. Exceptions may include canvases that are valuable, fragile, or when hanging in high risk areas where they might be touched, bumped, or subject to airborne pollutants such as smoke or grease.
Everyone has something meaningful to frame! Look around, and you will find hundreds of valuable 3-D objects and mementos that tell a story about your life, or hold a special place in your heart. Pull these items out of the box or closet, and let us frame them as a gift or a great conversation piece for your wall.
Custom framed shadowboxes are a great way to highlight and conserve collectibles, mementos, and memorabilia. From grandma’s antique silverware collection to a trophy, you name it, and we’ll frame it!
The main difference between framing an object versus art is selecting a frame that is deep enough to contain the art, glass, and other items that may go inside. Our Designers will help educate and creatively design the perfect custom frame combination with what we offer. Using different frame, mat, and mounting procedures we can create something that is truly unique and framed for your object. Helping to frame and display your treasured possessions is the most exciting part of our job. Your home is a reflection of who you are and what you enjoy. We look forward to helping frame your valuable and help put your life treasures on display! Here are some 3-D objects that are popular to frame:
Custom Framed Sports Jerseys
Do you collect signed sports jerseys? If so, why not take them out of the closet and put them in a custom framed shadowbox where it can be displayed and conserved for a lifetime!
Any jersey whether basketball, football, baseball or hockey can be customer framed in a unique shadowbox. This allows you to pick the frame, mat colors, and the fold of the jersey. You can also add objects such as photos, patches, and pins.
When sports jerseys are custom framed the layout options are endless. From a simple sew-down of the jersey on a color matboard to an intricate cutout matboard that surounds the jersey, our stores offer an option for any style and budget.
Checkout our gallery of ideas to see different ways we have shadowbox framed all types of sports jerseys.
Custom Framed Family Heirlooms
Conserve and display your treasured family heirlooms with a custom framed shadowbox. Mementos such as grandma Mary’s first fork set can be creatively arranged, and custom framed to make a unique framed piece for your wall. It is the ultimate way surround yourself with items that are meaningful in your life. It is also a great gift idea!
Much more than just for display purposes, it is also important to conserve valuable objects for future generations to enjoy. Using preservation grade matboard and glazing materials, your object can be completely conserved through custom framing. Objects can be mounted on top of archival matboard that actively protects the objects within the frame. To top it off, UV protective glazing can be used to prevent UV light from fading the objects within. Stop by with your valuable 3-D objects today and we will design a unique shadowbox that will look amazing and last a lifetime!
Here is a short list of 3-D objects we can frame for you!
- Sports Memorabilia
- Autographed Items
- Instruments (guitars)