How To Choose the Right Picture Frame

Getting the right picture frame is vital to the overall success of your custom framing piece, but with 1000’s of styles and a range of materials to choose from, how do you make the right choice? Essentially, choosing framing is a process of elimination. It’s overwhelming to see a wall of picture frames (at Jackson’s…

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Caring for Vacation Souvenir Canvas Paintings in Edmonton

Canvas paintings make excellent souvenirs from tropical holidays, but what’s the best way to take care of them back up here in drier Edmonton climes? Typically these canvasses are rolled up, and they should always be rolled with the paint to the ‘outside’.  It’s a bit counter-intuitive, as we think that it should be rolled…

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Dry Mounting 101

If you have something that you’d like framed that’s a little damaged, or not particularly valuable, then dry mounting may be the solution for you. Dry mounting is a catch-all phrase generally referring to a two-dimensional item such as a map, poster, photograph, etc., which gets physically adhered to a mounting board – typically foamcore –…

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Problems with Choosing White for Framing

Remember the TV commercial a year or two back where the wife hated all of the husbands choices of white paint and he muttered “I didn’t think white WAS a color”? White is probably the hardest color to match because there are tons of variations. Some are ‘warmer’, some are ‘cooler’ and they tend to…

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Choosing Colors for Picture Framing Projects: a Quick Answer

Can’t decide on colours for a framing project? Choices too overwhelming?  Need it NOW?! Technical framing expertise is only half of the equation; a good picture framer should also be able to help you design-wise. But choosing color doesn’t come naturally to everyone, and just because someone’s decided to hang a “I’m a picture framer” shingle…

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