Posts tagged custom framing

Framecenter offers photo restoration

Message from Lou Aliotta at the Framecenter in Sunset River Marketplace: This is a great time of year to look through all those old photos and make some copies for family members. The Framecenter can reprint and restore your photographs, so they look like the day they were taken by your great grandparents. Call Lou Aliotta at 910.368.7351 with any questions […]

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Custom Framing: Honoring a Fallen Pilot

This collection of memorabilia is in honor of a fallen pilot who was shot down in 1944. It includes his cap, his purple heart, a family photograph and photographs of the marker designating the site of the crash – not a pleasant memory, however one to become a family heirloom, preserved for future generations of this brave American Airman. Due […]

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Photography & Framing for CresCom Bank in Wilmington, NC

Earlier this month our custom framer/photographer, Louis Aliotta, visited an installation of his work at the new CresCom Bank, in Wilmington, NC.  Louis had previously been commissioned to do several black and white photographs, for the bank’s training center in Little River, SC.   Each commission involved taking a series of black and white photographs and framing them for the two different locations.  This latest […]

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Custom Framing: Great Gams!

This interesting little 8 x 10-inch acrylic piece on stretched canvas was painted by a client’s granddaughter, so they wanted something very special. Seeing this piece got me inspired; I had to come up with a really great showcase.   At first, I felt that a black moulding would be the way to go and it had to be deep enough to create a shadowbox. As I […]

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Go with the flow – of color!

Framing this vibrant mixed media piece by Babs Ludwick was a challenge with all its bright colors and glitter (that might fall off!)! We first chose some blues and greens and even tried out some other colors to bring out the piece. We finally settled on this emerald green mat, but there needed to be a break between the artwork and […]

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Five Simple Framing Tips

Don’t have a measuring tape? Use a U.S. bill. It measures six inches. Fold it in thirds, two inches. Fold it in half, now you have six one-inch increments. Voila! Instant measuring tape! Wiring. In most situations, you want to keep the framing wire near the top of the frame. This way, the pieces lays flat against the wall. Always […]

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Designing a shadow box to hold military pins and medals

This frame measuring 16 x 16 inches was created for one of our Veterans who served in both the Army and Air Force.  A dramatic black velvet background was chosen to display this unique collection of medals from each of the two branches of service. They were displayed in order of their branch and significance.  A simple 3/4-inch faced and 2-inch […]

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Framing a fragile antique magazine

This month I was presented with the challenge of framing an antique magazine of 1914 vintage.  The Modern Priscilla magazine was one of two that I framed, which had been collected by the customer’s father – as this was the name of his daughter. She then wished to display and preserve them without altering the integrity of the magazine. I began by placing […]

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