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Canvas Floater Frames

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Canvas Floater Frames
Canvas Floater Frames

Canvas floater frames can turn your home into a personal gallery. Your canvas floater frames art is created using a giclée printing process favored around the world. The end result is vivid colors and exceptional details. Many professionals prefer the look of canvas art as opposed to

Canvas Floater Frames

Floater Frames, one of the newest options from Frame USA. Floater Frames are in high demand among painters and photographers who prefer canvas prints. Floating frames provide extra space around your canvas which not only adds additional protection to your art, but also compliments your work by adding a three-dimensional feel. These canvas floater frames are perfect for paintings and prints.

The canvas floater frames derive their name through the illusion they create that the artwork is “floating” within the frame as opposed to being covered by it. Canvas floater frames are perfect for displaying a gallery wrap where no staples are visible or taking an already beautiful image and making it extraordinary.

 

Photo Wall – A Fun Way to Revitalize a Living Space

A photo wall is a wall frame display similar to your own mini art gallery. Basically, it is a ton of different sized photos thrown on a wall with some kind of order to it. These photo walls are a popular way to display family portraits, artwork, or any type of memory you want to share with the world.

A popular place many people are designing their photo wall is around their staircases. A photo wall display easily livens up a usually boring staircase and is the perfect area to place smaller wall frames. As you walk up or down the steps you can arrange the wall frames to gradually age for a nice effect.

Photo Wall
Staircase Photo Wall

One way to spice up your photo wall is to use shelves to help display your pictures. The majority of photo walls are simply a collection of photos hung together that all have a matching theme. Using shelves is an underrated means to add a different feel to your photo wall. Also, using a ledge display can save space because you can layer your photos in order to fit more in a smaller space, something that’s not as easy when arranging them on a photo wall.

On a similar accord, monograms are a nice decorative design that can add flair to you photo walls. This is especially prevalent if you are hanging family photos as it can be a nice way to identify the people photographed as well as break up the monotony of the photos.

The newest trend in photo walls is taking full advantage of your bathroom. Similar to how photo walls can be used to liven up a staircase, these wall frames can also bring to life a bland bathroom.

Photo Wall
Bathroom Photo Wall

A mistake that some people don’t even consider when embarking on their own photo wall journey is sticking with only the standard photo size. The wall frames you chose to hang on your photo wall do not have to be uniform. In fact, using different photo sizes as opposed is a great way to make your photo wall less repetitive.

Lastly, make sure you know the proper methods of how to hang photos so as not to damage the wall or the frame and get started today!

Art Frames with Frame USA

A picture frame is a decorative edging for a picture, photograph or paining. The purpose of a frame is to protect the art, aid in hanging, make it easier to display and it’s intended to enhance the art.

Art Frames are typically gilded or highly ornate and are the prime choice when you’re trying to make a statement with a piece of art. Art frames aid in drawing a persons eye to your artwork, but you have to be cautious when selecting an art frame because some are so over the top and fancy that they can overpower the art and take focus away from what you want to be displayed.

Victorian Picture Frames

Art Frames - Victorian
Art Frames – Victorian
Victorian not only is the name of this series, it describes it as well. Our Victorian Series is characterized with carved ornament embellishments. Made from high quality MDF wood composite material, Victorian Series picture frames don’t carry a high-end price. These composite wood picture frames resemble the look of carved wood. There are two color profiles offered in this series both with their own unique qualities. Walnut with Gold, features a slate-blue initial color with accents of walnut, the inside frame is brushed with a textured gold stripe, finishing with a walnut colored studded edge. Our Antique Gold is a gold finish with flecks of black throughout.
Art Frames - Napoleon
Art Frames – Napoleon
Beautiful – Regal – Expensive-Looking – Antique Picture Frames… All without going to the custom frame shop! This antique frame is a composite wood-like material called MDF. The edges are wrapped in a manner that reminds you of rope-coiled pillars in a great room of a cruise ship. This antique frame series features three colors to choose from, each with unique texture blended throughout the frame. This handsome profile from Frame USA looks fantastic enough to conquer any great room, living room or office that calls for a fancy look.
Art Frames - Modena
Art Frames – Modena
How can you get modern and elegant rolled into one? You take modern curves, add an elegant beaded edge and attractive metalic colors, and the result is the Modena Picture Frame Series from Frame USA. These ornate frames will give a classy, refined look to any artwork in your house.
Art Frames - Simply Gold
Art Frames – Simply Gold
This series is simply magnificent. Our Simply Gold Frames are made from solid wood and are available in three dignified profiles; Goldstone, Florentine, and Renaissance. Each profile is uniquely different from the others, but all are foiled with an impeccable gold color. The Simply Gold picture frame series will impress all.
Art Frames - Presidential
Art Frames – Presidential
By using our Presidential series to frame your artwork, you’re guaranteeing that it will need protection from the secret service to prevent people from coveting your precious work. These wood picture frames are 2 inches wide and come in three different rich colors: Aged Pecan, Aged Bronze and Aged Gold. The inside border gives unique character to your piece. Exquisite piping is used on the inside border that makes this luxurious series stand out frames manufactured right here in the USA.
Art Frame - American Value Silver
Art Frame – American Value Silver
The American Value Silver Picture Frame series includes five frames in three distinct widths, all made in the USA from North American hardwood.  The collection includes a 3/4″ thin picture frame, a 1″ medium picture frame and a 1 1/2″ large picture frame. These real wood picture frames are perfect for any photo or art project.

How to know what size frame I need?

How do I know what size frame to order?  It’s a question as framers that we hear all the time, and most times, the answer is easy.

All of our picture frames at Frame USA are based on the inside dimensions.  Therefore, if you have a 12×16 image, you will want to order a 12×16 picture frame.

Awesome, that was easy, right? But what if I want matting around my image?  Overall, that answer is pretty easy too.  Adding matting to a frame will increase the overall dimensions of your frame.  For example, if you have a 12×16 image and want a mat around it, your next decision is how much matting should I add?  Our recommendation is the smaller the image size, the less matting you should add.  Ultimately though matting is a personal preference so whatever you prefer or think will look best is the answer.

For a 12×16 image, I would personally recommend about 1.5” of matting.  This will make the frame size 15×19 now.  But wait, I thought adding 1.5” of matting would make the frame size, 13.5×17.5?  That is a common misconception that we hear.  However, to have 1.5” of matting on each side of your image, you are actually adding 3” vertically and 3” horizontally.  So 12 + 1.5 +1.5 = 15 and 16 + 1.5 + 1.5 = 19.

While 15×19 is a custom size, ordering this is simple.  The easiest way is to order this is through our Design  A Frame feature: http://www.frameusa.com/design-a-frame.

Design-A-Frame
Design-A-Frame

Our feature offers just a few simple steps to getting you the perfect picture frame.

Design A Frame Features

Through this feature, you can order your frame, matting, everything you would want!

Now what if you have a custom size image, but do not want matting?  At Frame USA, we make that easy too.  Almost all of our frame options: wood picture frames, metal picture frames, poster frames, etc. offer a custom option.  First, select the frame you would like to order.  Then once on that individual series page, you will find this:

Custom

Here you can type in the size you need (your image size), change the color accordingly, and select your quantity.  Our website offers lower prices on custom frames when you order more than one, so you will see all pricing options listed here.  Naturally since we are more efficient the more of the same picture frame we produce for you, we pass those savings right on to you here.

So as you can see, figuring out what frame size you need can be quite simple.  However, framing can be difficult for some so if you still have questions, please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-577-5920 or via email at [email protected].  Our team is ready and happy to help you any way that we can!

Home is where the heart is…

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Home is where the heart is…  And where you hang your pictures

 

I love walking into a person’s house, or even an office, and the first thing they say is, “make yourself at home.” I then sit and try and become comfortable in a somewhat foreign environment. I begin to look around and see how the host has truly made the surrounding area in which I sit their home.

Whether a house, an office, or even just a desk, we like to “make ourselves at home.” We aren’t completely at ease, completely settled, or satisfied until we put just a bit of our personal touch to the area. And how do most people do to do this? They display pictures.

Walk into an office and try not to notice the images displayed on walls, shelves, and the desk itself. Enter your best friend’s sitting room and try to ignore the gallery of family photos hanging over the couch. You can’t! We find ourselves taken in to another person’s life. We become aware that, “this is their space.” And all it took was a picture. Stories were being displayed of

The last quarter of 2016 held a lot of exciting changes in my life. In early October I moved to a new state, and started a new job. In November my husband and I were joined in marriage, we began a new life together. Between the move and marriage there wasn’t a lot of time to become truly settled. My heart, although excited to be with my husband, was not at yet home. Our home felt more like a hotel, a temporary dwelling, a place we would not be for long… and something had to be done about this.

And so, I started hanging picture frames. My husband and I chose just the right ones, the ones that would emphasize the photos that would soon fill them. I stepped back, and even before they had a picture to display, the frames had created a whole new room, inviting us to make it our own.

When a work trip that took me away from home for a short time, my husband filled those frames as a surprise to me. When I walked into our home, my heart was settled… this was OUR HOME! It belonged to us, and no one else. Those were our memories being displayed.

And so I decided, home is indeed, “where the heart is,” but it’s also where you hang your pictures.

 

DIY Picture Frames – Mosaic Picture Frame

Mosaic Picture Frame
Mosaic Picture Frame

Whether you have old picture frames lying around unused or you’re just a creative person who loves new projects, our DIY Mosaic Picture Frames are just the thing for you. A mosaic is art that’s made by combining pieces of glass, tile, stone, etc. in a decorative manner.

Turning your frame into a mosaic is not as difficult as the fancy name suggest. There are a few items you will need to complete your very own DIY Mosaic Picture Frame:

  • Picture Frame
  • Colored Glass (tile, mirrors, stone or pottery would be an acceptable substitute)
  • Grout (or other adhesive)

To start this project you first need to break the items you plan on using to decorate the picture frame with.  Once you feel you have broken your items into enough pieces to cover the picture frame you need to spread some grout onto the frame. With your picture frame covered in grout you now place the broken pieces of your item onto the grout covered frame. Next you need to fully allow your frame to set and dry for a couple of hours. After your picture frame is completely dry there will be a layer of grout on top of your mosaic pieces but it will come off with a damp paper towel.

When doing DIY projects we suggest using our Decorate-it Picture Frames or our Unfinished Picture Frames. These wooden picture frames are perfect for people with that do-it-yourself spirit. Created especially for crafting, these frames can be painted, stained and decorated with ease.

Unfinished & Decorate-It Picture Frames
Unfinished & Decorate-It Picture Frames

Send us pictures and let us know how your mosaic picture frames turned out. Then check back in with our Frame USA Blog for more DIY Picture Frames and ideas.

Postersevice — New Poster Preview

PosterService

Most of you know that Frame USA has a sister site called Posterservice, which specializes in a wide variety of posters included but not limited to:

We wanted to refresh your memory and introduce you to some of the newest posters we have just rolled out.

Groovy Records

Groovy Records

Depicted in this poster is a 1960’s record store with music posters showcasing big names such as The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.

Venice Grand Canal by Leonid Afremov

Venice Grand Canal

This poster is a colorful pallet knife painting of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. This canal is one of the most traffic infested parts of the city and provides water buses, water taxis and gondolas of people to travel. This painting is brought to us by Leonid Afremov, a distinguished contemporary artist.

Visit Mars

Visit Mars

This poster is part of NASA’s initiative to revamp their space program and get the youth interested in space.

Head on over to Posterservice and pick from our wide selection then have it framed with Frame USA.

What is the point of matting photos or art?

At Frame USA we offer a wide variety of frame mats that run anywhere from standard mat sizes to to custom frame mats.  A mat is a flat and usually thin piece of material included or sold separately from a picture frame. Mats usually serve one of two purposes; additional decoration to make your art pop or they’re used to separate the artwork from the glass frame. The art of putting mats in a frame is called matting and is an often overlooked aspect that can dramatically improve and protect your artwork.

Matts and Frames
Matted and Framed Artwork

In terms of helping your art pop, matting can be a crucial element. Matting your artwork intensifies the art by adding size, color and depth to what’s being portrayed. The point of the mat is not to distract from your art but to direct the person viewing said art to the main focal point of what they are looking at. Some tips when choosing a mat to enhance your art:

  • When choosing a mat for your artwork, the mat should be lighter than the art or picture but darker than the wall it’s placed on. Great choices for mats most times are simple colors such as gray, white and cream.
  • Using two or three mats will give your artwork a three dimensional look
  • The purpose of matting is to protect artwork & add appeal. To achieve this, the mat border should be 2x the width of the frame.

When it comes to protecting artwork, mats are very important. Mats help keep your artwork safe by separating the glass from the art or whatever it is being framed. Having a mat in between your artwork and framing glass is important because any condensation that might develop on the inside of the glass can be transferred to your art causing water damage, mold or mildew.

If you’re framing pictures then separating your picture from the glass is vital because the surface of photographs are particularly easy to damage. Not only photos, but certain art that can smear or be damaged by touch, or anything of value being hung should also be matted so that the glass and the art don’t come into direct contact.

Matted and Framed Artwork
Matted and Framed Artwork

Head over to our Mat Designer site and make your photos look impeccable immediately.

White Picture Frames

One of the more requested picture framing choices is housing an image in a white picture frame. White frames can make artwork more exquisite by creating a clean and classic feel. White picture frames are extremely versatile and can make colors pop without overpowering the image which in turn will make the art standout.

Using white and black artwork and frames to decorate is rapidly gaining popularity much in part to improved cameras and the growing inclination to use earth tones/neutral colors and muted tones such as black, white, gray, brown or beige.

Black and white photographs, artwork and frames add character and depth to walls and living spaces and they do this without disturbing the color scheme of the room. In addition to adding character, white picture frames can also highlight colors like green, red, or yellow and are easy to incorporate.

Normally white & black pictures and artwork are matted with white or cream boards to help separate the image from the frame. Nowadays black & white photography has gained new traction thanks to new technology which allows old color photos to be reprinted in black and white and along with that, new images can be turned into black and white photos due to the same advancements in digital cameras and photo editing technology.
White Frames Black and White Image

White picture frames are great for almost any style of decor. They provide a classic simple clean look to any image and Frame USA delivers with a wide variety of styles.

Gold Picture Frames

Black and Brown are two of the most popular colors for picture frames, but sometimes you want a frame that stands out a little more. Choosing a gold picture frame is a guaranteed way to make your art pop.

Gold Picture Frames
Gold Picture Frames

Gold picture frames look the best when paired with artwork that features a lot of warm colors. Warm colors are normally linked to daylight or sunset and consist of variations of red, yellow, brown, tan and orange. These colors are know to stimulate the audience and come across more active in artwork.

Color Wheel
Color Wheel

Simply Gold and Economy Gold are our two most popular gold picture frame series. Our Simply Gold Frames are made from solid wood and are available in three profiles; Goldstone, Florentine, and Renaissance. Each profile is uniquely different from the others, but all are foiled with an impeccable gold color. Perfect for pre-matted 8x10s or 11x14s and perfect for items that just demand a gold frame. These American Made Simply Gold picture frames will impress all.

Gold Picture Frames
Simply Gold Picture Frames

In comparison, the Economy Gold Picture Frame series is similar to our Economy picture frames but painted and foiled to provide a beautiful gold look at a low price. You won’t find a better quality or better value in a classic gold frame.

Gold Picture Frames
Economy Gold Picture Frames

Gold Picture Frames have and always will be a timeless choice when it comes to framing your family photographs, expensive art prints, religious deities, and even your children’s artwork. Frame USA delivers with a large selection of Gold frames in a variety of different colors. They are available in real wood, Eco-friendly wood composite, Metal and polystyrene.