Friday, 25 October 2013



Here's one of the more unusual objects we've framed recently...a seahorse. We opted for a simple white frame with a spacer to give us a good gap between the seahorse and the glass. The seahorse itself is mounted directly onto the backboard and casts lovely shadows on the interior of the frame.


Monday, 21 October 2013



This pair of beautiful images are done with a marbling technique, ink floated on water and then paper floated over that to pick up the least I'm guessing that's how they've been done :-) We've framed them in matching oak frames, but used different coloured mounts to enhance each individual picture. A couple of very unusual and very interesting pictures.


Friday, 18 October 2013



Something a little different here, this is a Banksy print, originally framed by another framer, but in need of some new glass after a little accident. Luckily there was no damage to the print, so with a bit of a clean up and a new piece of UV glass in place it's all ready to go back up the wall. You can learn about Banksy's current project in New York here...


Tuesday, 15 October 2013



A lovely batik piece here that we've framed very simply with a thin stained oak frame, plain mount and diffuse glass. Sometimes you don't want the frame to shout and draw your eye to the artwork, this was one of those occasions, the beautiful artwork is all the better for being simply presented.


Monday, 14 October 2013

Lorna Marrison & Norman Hayes


Two different customers, two different artists...but similar subjects and the same framing...both are views of Eynsham, the one on the left is by Lorna Marrison, the piece on the right by Norman Hayes. We've used a light gold frame with simple double mounts. This particular frame really works well the Cotswold stone colours in both these beautiful pictures.


Sunday, 13 October 2013

An African village


We've framed up at least a dozen African pieces similar to this one over the last couple of months. Very evocative pieces that people have picked up on their travels, rolled into a tube and brought home with them to be framed...they present a variety of challenges depending on how the customer wants them framed and what the artist has painted them on....we did one that the customer wanted stretched like a canvas, but the artist had painted in on a very thin bed sheet....that required a delicate touch...:-) This piece was much simpler, painted on a good solid support we were free to frame in anyway we liked. As you can see, we went for a deep oak frame which we simply waxed. A double mount with blue at the bottom and a matching blue sidewall to reflect the colours in the artwork. The customer was really delighted with the end result and the piece can now take pride of place and remind them of their adventures. :-)


Friday, 11 October 2013

Jennifer Crowshaw


Here are a pair of beautiful mixed media pieces by Jennifer Crowshaw. We've used a metallic looking frame to reflect the lead used in the artwork and added a thin wooden slip, painted in a complimentary colour to soften things and add a little space between the artwork and main frame. For more information about Jennifer's work, contact the SOTA Gallery in Witney.


Thursday, 10 October 2013

A sub frame


This beautiful eastern print came in for some repair work recently. The glass had broken and the frame was looking a little tired. The frame is quite thin for the size of glass needed, so we build a new sub frame on the back, this is basically a plain wood frame build purely for strength onto the back of the main frame. Once that was done we touched up the black frame areas with a combination of paint and wax and then fixed the main chips on the gold areas with a gold wax. New glass, fittings and a clean and this amazing piece of artwork has been given a new lease of life.