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A Deeper Look At Colorful Picture Frames

bright colored picture frames Today we are going to spotlight several of our brighter colored wood picture frames. As we head into the holiday season, there are many uses for bright colors that represent celebration! From the oranges and yellows of Autumn to the red and green of Christmas season, we have you covered.

OK, I have to admit, when I go looking for a picture frame I’m usually looking for something that is fairly neutral. For photography I’m a bit partial to simple black frames, but sometimes you just need something with a little more flavor. Today we are going to take a look at some of the more colorful framing options available on our Frame USA website.

Colored Picture Frames

Our Colori Series frames are available blue, green, orange red, and yellow colors. Both are also available in black and white, but for this article we’ll concentrate on the bold , bright colors. These are colorfully wrapped wood frames. The Colori Medium have a thinner 1 1/4″ profile than our Colori Large Series frames, which have a 2″ wide facing profile. Either of these series of picture frames offer an excellent choice for when you require bold colors to set off your wall art.

Colori Medium Series Frames

Colori Blue Picture Frame Colori Green Picture Frame Colori Orange Picture Frame Colori Red Picture Frame Colori Yellow Picture Frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colori Large Series Frames

Large Yellow Picture Frame Large Blue Picture Frame Large Green Picture Frame Large Orange Picture Frame Large Red Picture Frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kid Stuf Colorful Picture Frames

Now it’s time to take a look at our Kid Stuf colorful picture frames for kids. Now let’s be honest, the bold primary colors of these frames can be used for all kinds of art, photos, and even collages. These frames have a rounded 15/16″ facing profile. Available colors: Yellow, blue, green, red, baby blue, and pink.

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If you need wood frames in bold colors any of the above frames make a great choice. Take note of the differences in the profile of the frame and decide what will look best in your setting.  We have colored frames with wide, flat profiles; narrow profiles; and rounded profiles.

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Art Frames and Custom Frames – Artist Advice on Custom Framing

Artists who think that art frames itself (or customers will) may face some harsh reality.

For many artists, it’s no foreign concept to make that final brushstroke against the canvas and feel an overwhelming sense of accomplishment. All that hard work and your masterpiece is even better than you expected. If you’ve painted or drawn on stretched canvas, your work is ready to sell! If your work is on flat, 2-Dimensional paper, however… you may find yourself wondering how you’ll sell your piece. You could sell your work just as it is, letting your customer worry about presentation. This method, however, runs the risk of not getting the best value for your art, or worse, not selling at all because presentation can be just as costly! For this reason, art frames are a wise investment for any budding or experienced artist.

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Framing your art makes the piece more valuable to your client/customer – they’ll appreciate the extra time and effort.

The most obvious solution for 2-D artists and photographers everywhere is purchasing custom art frames. Framing can be just as daunting a chore as any in the art world, the reasoning behind which is that the LAST thing you want to do is distract the viewer from your artwork. As Jason Horejs said in his recent post from RedDot Blog, “Framing art is time-consuming and expensive, and just when you think you’ve found the right frame, your clients let you know otherwise.” Even more discouraging is putting in the time and effort, only for “…a client [to] see [a] piece of artwork, fall in love with it, and then say, ‘but that frame has got to go.'”

Luckily for most artists, picking out a frame is simply an extension of their artistic eye. Find something that makes your piece “pop” instead of distracting the viewer, and don’t try too hard to match the colors of your art to the color(s) of the frame. Aside from the picking out your frame, the other important factor in selecting a frame is the price. Taking your art to a professional framer can set you back hundreds, even thousands of dollars. However, there are several ways to avoid this cost:

1. Build your own art frames and mats

Using materials such as wood, nails and stain/finish bought from your local hardware store, assemble your own frames! There are plenty of tutorials that can be found online, and we suggest looking around Pinterest to find even more creative solutions to DIY art frames.

2. Create artwork to fit a specific frame size

While limiting in a creative capacity, this process will save you time and money down the road. If you like to create art in series or with a certain color, then ordering in bulk may be your best bet. This will force you to restrict your sizing, but for the most part, this is a great investment either way. Frame USA offers volume orders and discounts for businesses as well – fill out our quote form and see just how much you can save.

3. Order custom-sized, wholesale picture frames from Frame USA

As we referenced in 2, ordering a specific size in wholesale can be a great time and money-saver. We also offer a Build A Frame service that allows you to upload an image or select an image opening, add mats and a frame, backing and glazing. We then assemble your frame and send it to you! Give it a try and you’ll see just how much you can save when compared to your local frame shop.

What’s your opinion on framing art? How do your frame your work? Leave a comment for us in the space below!

Source: RedDot Blog http://www.reddotblog.com/wordpress/index.php/framing-art/

For art frames and more, visit FrameUSA.com

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Cincinnati Artists Spotlight: Keith Allen

Cincinnati Artists: Keith Allen

As many of you know, the Frame USA and Posterservice Inc. retail store has just undergone an extensive renovation. To celebrate the Grand Reopening on November 1st, 2013 Frame USA will be doing a special giveaway event for the first 500 customers to visit the store. Those customers will receive a FREE 36”x24” poster of the Cincinnati Skyline! Local Cincinnati artists like Keith Allen often take beautiful shots of the Cincinnati Skyline and other notable parts of the city. Keith, as a self taught photographer, has kindly provided us with this stunning image (pictured below). We are very excited to be able to share this poster with all of you!

 

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Keith Allen’s “Cincinnati Skyline” photograph.

 

Arist Bio:

“[Keith Allen] shoots architecture, people, nature, travel, scenic, macro, product, concerts & sports. Keith is still learning new techniques daily, and is working diligently to expand his horizons in the photographic field. ’I attribute most of my learning to RC Conception, Scott Kelby, and a bunch of others at Kelbytraining.com along with many other resources on the internet.  I shoot the world as I see it and try to duplicate it in an artistic way that I perceive it in my mind’s eye.’ “

 To see more, visit Keith’s website: http://keith-allen.artistwebsites.com

If you’re an artist or photographer, we’d love to hear from you! Whether you’d like your work featured on our blog or see yourself as a soon-to-be customer, we’d love to hear your thoughts. You can leave a comment below, or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter. If you fall into the category of one of our Cincinnati artists, keep in touch by visiting our retail store! We frequently host artwork and charitable events based out of our retail store on Northland Boulevard. Feel free to drop in and say hello, and don’t forget to pick up a print by Cincinnati artists like Keith Allen while you’re with us. (Maybe a frame to go with it, too?)

225 Northland Blvd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

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Custom Framing App

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No… It’s Super Framer!

That’s right, Super Framer has finally revealed himself here at Frame USA!

Since the beginning of 2013, we’ve been working on a web app that would bring a powerful custom framing tool and easy-to-use interface right at your fingertips. Our tool will allow you to select a poster, upload your own image, or select your image dimensions. From there, you can decide on what kind of mat you would like – single, double or triple – and what colors and corners you would like. You will then select your frame of choice, followed by backing and glazing options. Once you’re all set, you’ll simply check out and your frame will be on its way in 5-7 business days!

Your frame will come to your door 100% complete and ready to hang. Without a doubt, Build A Frame will be an experience you certainly won’t forget! With a simpl UI design and precise control over your design, you’ll wonder how you ever spent so much money on custom framing at your local frame shops. With Frame USA, we take care of it all for you at prices that can’t be beat!

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Super Framer: The hero America deserves. Saving artists, photographers and interior designers from framing disasters!

What’s next for Super Framer? Well, that’s a secret. Perhaps he’ll show in up other places on the web? On your phone? Tablet? Stay tuned…

Decorative Frames

A Focus on Decorative Frames

Have you ever found yourself in need of a more ornamental or decorative frame? Perhaps you have a historical document or maybe an old map that just screams for more than just a plain picture frame. Well have no fear, today we are going to be covering some of our more decorative frames and presenting you with some images and ideas.

Now there’s absolutely nothing wrong with simple minimalist wood or metal frames, we love those too, but for those that require just a little more punch we wanted to take a moment to highlight some frames that offer a little more than the typical. These frames call a little more attention to themselves and can captivate the observers gaze before they notice the work inside.

Metallic Frames

One of the most common types of decorative picture frames found today would be metallic wood frames. Metallic picture frames have a very long tradition in framing. Some of the earliest frames known to exist are wood frames covered in gold leaf. Today, most ready made frames use other processes to achieve the same vibrant look. Metallic frames can range from plain to elaborate, but their shimmer will command attention in any setting.

Napoleon Series Frames

Our Napoleon Series Picture Frames offer a highly stylized and fairly ornate moulding, and the frames are available in 3 different colors: antique gold, antique silver, and black with gold.

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American Value Series Frames

The American Value Series picture frames are only available in gold color, but with 3 series varieties to choose from (thin, medium, and large) there is something for just about everybody. Each series is available in multiple profiles and various mouldings.

Thin: The American Value Thin Series frames have a thin 3/4″ moulding face.

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Medium: The American Value Medium series frames have a thicker 1″ moulding.

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Large: The American Value Large Series frames offer a thick 1 and  1/2″ moulding.

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Modena Series Frames

Our Modena Series picture frames offer bold metallic styling with a substantial curved moulding. The Modena Series is available in bronze, gold, and silver. All 3 colors have an aged look to the metallic finishes.

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Victorian Series Frames

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The Victorian Series picture frames are a wide and ornate wood frame that offers antique style and a look that is bold and beautiful. These frames are available in you chose of Gold or Walnut with Gold Trim.

 

Antique Royal Series Frames

antique royal series frame - bronze antique royal series frame - silver Our Antique Royal Series picture frames offer bold texturing with antique metallic colors. This frame style uses a thick 2″ moulding. This frame is suited to vintage pictures and old documents. This frame series is available in 2 colors: bronze and silver.

 

 

We hope you enjoyed a brief look at some of our more decorative picture frames. Take a look around the site and familiarize yourself with the different styles before deciding on your next frame.  If you have any questions about anything, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.577.5920.

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Wholesale Wood Picture Frame Options

We’ve talked about real wood picture frames vs. our eco-friendly composite frames on our blog before. The information holds true–if you’re looking for your frames to look more rustic or have a real wood grain, then you’ll want to by a real wood frame. If you’re looking for something that is smooth, sleek and all of the frames need to look identical, go with our eco-friendly wrapped frames.

Frame USA CEO Dan Regenold took some time to discuss the difference between the two as it applies to wholesale buyers. Have a look and see what’s best for you!

For more information, fill out our quote form and we’ll do our best to help you find what you need at a great price!

For instance, this stunning and vibrant piece by Julia and Lance Photography!

Barnwood Frames – A Fall Photography Favorite

September has finally arrived! Cooler weather, changing leaves, diverse landscapes and–of course–fall photography. Needless to say, this is one of our favorite times for being creative, and the changing landscapes will certainly give you something to look forward to as a photographer. Even more important than the photographs themselves is the way in which you will display them. For most of our customers, the preference lies with our Barnwood series.

Not just for photography - Bachelor winner Molly Mesnick uses our frames for decorating her baby's room!
Not just for photography – Bachelor winner Molly Mesnick uses our frames for decorating her baby’s room!

Even if you don’t feel comfortable calling yourself a photographer, there are plenty of reasons to be excited for fall. The ease of composing a high-qualty photograph increases with the wide varieties of complementary colors that autumn brings about, earth tones to bright greens and subdued chroma.

For instance, this stunning and vibrant piece by Julia and Lance Photography!
For instance, this stunning and vibrant piece by Julia and Lance Photography!

 

Visit us on our Facebook page to learn more about our Barnwood series. Just ask our customers how they feel about these frames–and be prepared to see a lot of happy people! Don’t hesitate to fill out our custom quote form either, and we’ll work hard to get you the best picture frame prices on the web!

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Frame USA’s Cincinnati, Ohio Retail Store is Having a Tent Sale!

Frame USA Warehouse Outlet in Cincinnati, Ohio is having a HUGE tent sale this weekend! From 8/23-8/25, you can save up to 50% on all of our frames under the tent! After our success last year and how much fun our customers had, we decided to bring this event back with even better deals than before. Be sure to stop by and look out for the people wearing name tags–we’d be glad to assist you in any way that you may need.

Don’t miss out on the savings–OR the fun!

If you're an Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana resident, you won't want to miss the fun AND the savings!
If you’re an Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana resident, you won’t want to miss the fun (or the savings!)

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Bulk Picture Frames and Custom Framing Quotes

So let’s say you need some picture frames for your next project… Well, SOME is an understatement. You need hundreds, or even thousands! But these can’t be any run-of-the-mill frames, they need to be perfect. You need craft store quality picture frames at “Made In China” prices. Unfortunately, we all know what happens when you outsource a frame job: bad joins, poor quality and an overall disappointing experience (not to mention the fact that you didn’t buy an American product!)

There are dozens of other online retailers for wholesale picture frames, but none that commit to quality and price like we do. We’ve done the research and strengthened our framers to bring you the finest product and price you will find in the United States. Don’t believe us? Fill out our custom quote form and we’ll give you an estimate. Then do the same with one of our competitors. Time and time again, our customers are thrilled to receive such a cheap price point on our high-quality bulk picture frames.

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The more information you provide, the more specific we can be with your quote. We can also offer any specials going on at the time, or recommend better alternatives! We’re here for you.

For even better deals, visit our Frame Closeouts site. From there you can choose between wood, premium wood, metal, poster, and polystyrene frames–All at discounted prices! The only catch to these prices is that the frames are a “grab bag”, there is no way of knowing which series of frame you will receive. For colors, feel free to submit a custom quote and let us know your needs. We will do our best to assist you in any way we can!

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Wood Picture Frames: Eco-Friendly vs. Real Wood

Real Wood or a Wrapped Frame – What is best for  you?

Many times we are on the phone speaking with customers and giving them guidance about the best kind of frame that they may want to use  for their project.   Frequently, when we bring up our “wrapped frames” we might get the comment from customers that “wrapped frames aren’t real wood, so we don’t want to use them.”

Real wood frames are great and we have many manufacturers around the United States supply us with moulding made from ash, poplar, basswood, oak and other woods that customers are familiar with. The beauty of these mouldings is that they come from a real tree and they show the beauty of the wood that is associated with them.

The problem with real wood is that is can show many of the splendors and birthmarks of Mother Nature. The wood might show knot holes or streaks or other imperfections in the wood that simply can’t be glossed over or removed. If we are running a group of 25 or 50 frames for a customer it is possible that there will be minor color variations in the real wood frames. If the customer is willing to accept these subtle differences real wood is fine and we have several real wood frames at great values.

However, several higher end customers – in this Pottery Barn world that we live in—want all frames to match exactly. They don’t want any imperfections or differences. For these kind of customers Frame USA highly recommends our “wrapped wood picture frames”.  Many of them are labeled Bonanza Wood or with an eco-friendly symbol in our catalog or on Frameusa.com.

The thing that makes wrapped frames so great is that every single one looks exactly the same—from 1 to 1000. If you put them all up next to each other on the wall they will match perfectly. Perhaps people get a little off track when they think about “wrapped frames”. These do come from real wood—just pressed wood glued together—it’s just a totally different concept. And the beauty of these wrapped wood picture frames is that they are far more “Eco-Friendly” for today’s world.

Changing to a wrapped frame might require a little bit of a mindset change on your part, but for the price and value, and almost perfect quality I suggest you consider trying one of our wrapped wooden frames next time you have a project. We think you will be thoroughly happy with your choice. If you are die-hard wood fan, that’s OK to stay the course. But change, in this case is not bad at all. Call or email one of Frameusa.com’s sales consultants to discuss or live chat on line with us NOW!