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War Medal Framing Geelong

May 9, 2016

War Medal Framing Geelong A fantastic way to preserve a hero’s memories! Over time exposure to indoor and outdoor UV light rays can contribute to fading and deterioration of art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes such as those treasured war medals. Conservation Clear glass offers 99% UV protection from these harmful rays. Because mat boards...


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Needlework Frames

February 2, 2015

CUSTOM FRAMING  TECHNIQUE : STRETCHING & LACING Whether you’re a needleworker or not, everyone can appreciate the amount of time and effort that goes into creating delicate needlework treasures, stitch by tiny stitch!  The only way to prepare these for framing, in a manner that : 1) straightens and stabilises 2) does not damage the...


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Picture Framers Geelong

January 15, 2015

CUSTOM FRAMING  DESIGN : COLOUR CHOICES One area of custom framing that is frequently underappreciated is design.   Customers often compare materials and cost but not usually design skills.  And really this is the most important aspect of all.  There is no point in making the most technically correct or the most cost effective frame if...


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Shadow Box Frames

November 4, 2014

CUSTOM FRAMING  TECHNIQUE : FRAMING FRAGILE ITEMS Generally most fragile items can be framed.   The wedding cake sugar flowers below were of sentimental value, being made by our customers’ family members, and far too pretty to just store in a cupboard.  Framing them allows them to be both preserved and displayed so they can...


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Art Frames Geelong

October 13, 2014

CUSTOM FRAMING DESIGN – REFRAMING ORIGINAL ART All styles and fashion change.  We only need to look back at photos over the last 10, 20 or more years to have a good laugh at ourselves in our acid wash jeans, or dare I say it, Lady Diana hair styles (now I’m showing my age).  But...


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Memorabilia Framing Geelong

September 29, 2014

CUSTOM FRAMING TECHNIQUE : OVERSIZE MEMORABILIA Talk about your framing challenge!  But what a good challenge to have (Go Cats!) This job was too large even for oversize materials.  So what do you do when even oversized mats are too small? In this case, we cut three separate matboard surrounds and spliced the raw edges...


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3D Framing Geelong

August 19, 2014

CUSTOM FRAMING DESIGN : CONSIDER THE STYLE The most effective way to frame your art is to not only use colours which are complimentary to the object being framed but the clever use of textures can also add greatly to the overall effect. At Easternview Picture Framers we have a great range of mats and...


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Artwork Framing Geelong

August 6, 2014

CUSTOM FRAMING DESIGN : CLASSIC BLACK AND WHITE Black and white is called classic for a reason.  It works in a variety of situations and can often look more outstanding than any other creative combination of colours. Often brightly coloured artwork, as in the example below, can look even more striking when it is framed...


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Canvas Stretching Geelong

July 15, 2014

CUSTOM FRAMING DESIGN : BE BRAVE, BE BOLD Great creative frames can do a lot to enhance the character of the art being framed.  We often hear the comment that people just want something simple but go on, be brave – BE BOLD!! Plain frames have their uses but often don’t do the art justice. ...


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Canvas Stretching Geelong

July 1, 2014

CUSTOM FRAMING TECHNIQUE : CANVAS STRETCHING What is Canvas Stretching?  Is it all the same? Canvas Stretching seems to be the item of custom framing people see the least value in but is it all the same? The short answer is NO.  As with most things in life, you do get what you pay for....


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