Its cold and rainy outside and we’re warm and cozy reminiscing about some of our favourite projects. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and fall in love with framing all over again!
It’s common knowledge by now that the best part of our job is experiencing our clients’ stories alongside them as they tell the tale of how their item that they are getting framed has come about. So naturally one of our most cherished projects is wrapped in the warmth of a story that cannot help but pull at your heartstrings.
THE DRIFTWOOD HEART PROJECT
Our client’s husband left this world far too early, leaving behind his young family. This driftwood heart connects our client to her late husband and now hangs in her bedroom. We had to make the design perfect.
We pulled our moulding from Larson-Juhl for this project. We decided to craft a frame using our famous Robert’s cut, which would build up several mouldings to create the ideal finish. We used a gold moulding at the base and then placed a deep white moulding on top. We set a gold matching filet into the Robert’s cut frame to create a subtle tie in to the outer base. We mounted the heart on an off-white raw silk mat to add warmth and ensure that there was a lot of space around the item to give the heart the importance it deserves and as well provides balance for the wall that it will hang on.
THE TIE PROJECT
This elegant project is rooted in our client’s school years. It involves academic ties, a crest and pins and turned out amazing!
We decided to use raw silks and golds to really deliver on the overall feel of this piece. We placed the ties on top of a black, raw silk mat in a very clean and symmetrical design.
In the center we added a cut out, lined with a gold fillet to showcase the crest and pins and crafted a beautiful gold frame to surround it all.
THE TWO AMMONITES PROJECT
We love object framing around here because we get to take part in turning the unexpected into unique art! Again using our Robert’s cut we built up the perfect combination of moulding to create a deep and decorative design. The ammonites are mounted onto the custom-sized backing mat in a lovely sage. We wanted to recess the items in the back of the frame so built a custom spacer that will achieve this while keeping the glass tight to the inside lip.
THE ANTIQUE CHINESE SILK PROJECT
The delicacy and intricacy of framing antiques turn on our team’s artisanal talents and pushes their framing skills. It’s always amazing to watch and these antique silk needle works did not disappoint!
One piece was a panel and the other a stole that would have been worn around the neck. The material for both had dry rot and moth eaten spots, and the stole required additional repair and re-attachment of the metallic thread on the leaf border. These factors determine how we tackle a project. We had to sew these frail pieces to mat boards with fine thread. We chose a beautiful silver moulding from Larson-Juhl to handcraft the frame for the panel and a more antique-finished moulding from Fotiou for the stole.