GALLERY: past framing projects

Sunset at Minneapolis, Eldon Clark
Sunset at Minneapolis, Eldon Clark

This is an ink-jet print on canvas that our very talented, local photographer Eldon Clark has done. He captured this sunset at just the right time, creating a beautiful backdrop for our quaint little town! I stretched the canvas on to a stretcher frame, then we finished it off with a nice wide frame moulding that compliments the art. Eldon has these for sale and can print them in different sizes on canvas or professional photo paper! Contact us if you are interested in a print!

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Valais Ski Poster
Valais Ski Poster

This poster is for a ski lodge decorated family room. We picked a barn wood frame to get a rustic feel and a dark brown mat to add the illusion of a wider frame. A thin orange mat accent was added for a little color to compliment the print.

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Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes

This photograph was brought in to be framed in an Americana feel. The client wanted it to display her husband and his brothers' patriotism so she could hang it in her red, white and blue themed room with pride! We picked a red, white and navy mat combination with a traditional rosewood frame. I added the etched glass stars to complete to the patriot theme.

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Saddles in the Barn
Saddles in the Barn

This photograph came in right as we were getting new barn wood frame sample in! It was the perfect project to work with the new stock! We picked the barn wood frame, a triple mat in complementing browns and tan, and I embellished the mat design with leather straps and metal beads I had in my jewelry supply. It is one of my many favorite projects we've finished!

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Needlepoint with Rustic Fillet
Needlepoint with Rustic Fillet

A fillet is a great way to add to the look of a frame design and save a little compared to using a more expensive frame in the same color/texture. We wanted a rustic look, but the barn wood colors just didn't work with this needlepoint. The frame in the rustic brown was above the budget for the project, so we used the fillet of the same line, and added it to a more affordable frame option. I think it turned out great and actually seems richer looking than using only one rustic frame!

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Belt Buckle Shadowbox
Belt Buckle Shadowbox

This is a collection of Hesston KS Rodeo commemorative belt buckles. The customer wanted them in order of the years they were from, but also wanted a nice layout too. We came up with this composition, mounted each belt buckle to the Moorman Suede Mat, and used a rustic black shadow box frame with Non-Glare glass. The client loved it!

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Child's Overalls & Photos
Child's Overalls & Photos

A shadowbox for a customer who was terminally ill. It was right around Christmas and I was busy as all get out, but when it came in, we dropped everything to get this project done. The overalls were the client's son's and he was photographed in them with a good friend when he was little. Similar pictures were taken to remember the event. She had kept the overalls and pictures all these years and wanted to give them back to her son before she left this earth. What a touching project it was.

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Wedding Announcement & Photo
Wedding Announcement & Photo

Wedding announcements and wedding photos were done a little differently a few generations ago! Simple and beautiful, no frills, no extravagance. We used a ready-made frame here with beautiful antique look- cut a double mat in colors that compliment the old photograph and cut the mat in an oval around the announcement to give it a nice visual appeal.

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Antique Sheet Music Book
Antique Sheet Music Book

This is one of three frames we made with different sheet music books. It is actually for a music instructor's home! We picked mat colors that complimented all 3 music book covers, and a gold ornate frame to emphasize the antique nature of the pieces- they look great all together and I should know, it was a surprise Christmas gift from my Mother to my Stepdad! He loved them!

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Sunrise Pastel by Debbie Wagner
Sunrise Pastel by Debbie Wagner

Ottawa Co. is home to several talented artists; our own Debbie Wagner of Bennington does these beautiful sunrise pastel paintings every morning when the sun comes up! She has been doing them for a few years now and you can order them from her from a specific date. Many people choose to get them to commemorate a special day- memorials for family, wedding days, special accomplishments- check her work out at 3 Rivers Gallery in Bennington, KS.

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Abstract Print
Abstract Print

A close friend of John and mine wanted some artwork for his new office. He is a tech guy, so this abstract print is totally his style! We picked a sleek black mat with a blue accent to draw your eye into the cool laser-like image, and finished with an aged steel-look frame. He was pleased with how it turned out!

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Finger Painting to Fine Art
Finger Painting to Fine Art

This child's finger painting takes on an air of a fine work of art once framed with a great mat and frame. I actually worked with the client remotely to get the design just right, since they live in Denver, and we are, well, in Kansas! I took several photos of the design process and e-mailed them to them, coming up with this design- the Vivid white mat paired with a plum colored accent and beautiful purple maple frame. It looks like it should be in a modern museum rather than a kid's room!

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