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Need Your Frames In A Hurry?

Looking for a last minute gift? Have an art show that you need frames for immediately? Worry not, Frame USA has just what you need.

Here at Frame USA we have what we like to call Fast Ship Frames (aka FAS). This means that some of our most popular frame series, sizes and colors are kept in stock to be shipped within 24 hours of an order being placed. It’s true!

Spotting a fast ship frame is easy enough. You can easily these ship frames by their unique item number. Their item numbers are the same as the picture frames we normally ship except that it begins with the letters “FAS” and are in red.

Fast Ship Frames
Fast Ship Frames

Another way to locate our FAS frames is by going directly to our “24 Hour Shipping” section on the website. This contains every picture frame series that has fast ship.

So if you need picture frames in a hurry, you can place an order for one of our FAS Frames on Tuesday and it will leave our warehouse by the end of the day Wednesday. So now you know that if you need a high quality and affordable picture frame in a jiffy, there are options at Frame USA.

Additionally, Monday February  20 – Wednesday February 22nd, enjoy 10% off all Fast Ship Frames with Coupon Code: FastFrames!

 

February Charity of the Month: The GreyBird Foundation

GreyBird Foundation
GreyBird Foundation

Counting Crows established the GreyBird Foundation because we believe America is a dream in which the thoughts and needs of each and every person matter. Unfortunately, people feel small as the world expands and they forget that they ARE America.

So we find the people down the street from you who are trying to do their part to help and we try and help THEM. Get involved with the idea of being involved people. After all, it’s your town, your country, your world, and no one will ever make as much of a difference as you can just by waking up and being a part of it.”

To help with the vision, Frame USA will be donating to the GreyBird Foundation in appreciation for your online order for the month of February.

We are proud to support this great organization. Be sure to donate during the checkout process to help us support this great charity!

GreyBird Foundation
GreyBird Foundation

New & Featured Products of December

Stay up to date with our New & Featured Items!

We have recently unveiled our Barnwood Frame Serving Trays, First Year Photo Collage and our School Years Photo Collage.

Keep your guests entertained with our unique Barnwood Frame Serving Trays. These frames are available in two sizes and five colors and provide more functionality to your everyday picture frame! If you don’t have a picture you feel would be perfect to add to the frame don’t fret, our beautiful serving trays are also available with mirrors to enhance the decorative look of an already classy piece.

Barnwood Frame Serving Tray
Barnwood Frame Serving Tray

Our First Year Photo Collage and School Years Photo Collage are ideal for when you’re looking to show off your child’s school photos in one place. The School Years Photo Collage is available in two sizes (a horizontal profile and a slightly larger vertical frame), three different frame color options as well as five different mat color choices. These frames are equipped with specific locations for you to attach a school picture from grades 1-12.

School Years Photo Collage
School Years Photo Collage

Similar to the School Years Photo Collage, our First Year Photo Collage has 12 openings for you to frame a picture of each month of your child’s first year of school. The First Year Photo Collage is available in one standard size with three different frames to choose from and five different mat colors.

First Year Photo Collage
First Year Photo Collage

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Holiday Shipping Schedule

Do you need your order in time for the holidays?
Place your Frame USA order by December 12th and receive it by Christmas.

Holiday Shipping

Orders placed by 12/12/16 at midnight EST will arrive in time for Christmas.
Orders placed after 12/12/16 will resume shipping when we return in January.
Orders placed for Fast Ship items or Closeouts will continue to ship out until December 23, 2016.

For all information please refer to our Holiday Shipping Schedule. If you have any concerns about your order, simply give us a call at 1-800-577-5920.

 

DIY Picture Frames – Chalkboard Picture Frame

A lot of people have old picture frames lying around with nothing to put in them. If you have run out of artwork or pictures for framing or simply enjoy do-it-yourself projects, then our DIY chalkboard picture frame tutorial is just the thing for you.

Chalkboard Picture Frame

If you don’t have an abundance of picture frames lying around then you should head over to our Frame USA closeout section for a variety of very affordable picture frames.

Chalkboard picture frames have been becoming increasingly popular as people are looking for unique ways to liven up living spaces. These chalkboard picture frames can also be used as drawing station for toddlers, birthday or holiday gifts and a wide range of other uses.

To start this project, you first need a picture frame. Once you found a suitable frame (the bigger the better so you have more space to write on your chalkboard), remove the glass and clean it so there are no smudge marks or blemishes.

Once your glass is clean you then need to apply a glass primer and allow it to dry. It’s important that after each step you allow your work to dry or your DIY picture frame will turn out very mediocre. Next you apply two steps of chalkboard paint, remembering to let it dry after applying each coat.

After the second coat of chalkboard paint dries, place you glass back into the frame and your DIY chalkboard picture frame is complete!

DIY Picture Frames
DIY Chalkboard Picture Frames

Check back in with our Frame USA Blog for more DIY Picture Frame ideas.

A “Creative” Introduction

Creativity: the “state or quality of being creative”… New, original, thinking out of the box. The ability to create.

Social media posts nowadays are filled with ways people have been “embracing their creative side.” Most of the time they are referring to a new craft they were able to finally try from a DIY site they have visited over 100 times in the past two years. Some are posts of an idea they had, they tried and it worked. It is exciting to see so many people stepping out of their comfort zones and creating something totally and completely new to them. Sometimes these “creative bursts” turn out with such success that the person embraces a brand new talent and runs with their newly found abilities… or it epically fails and they discover that some Pinterest pins are better left to decorate their board instead of their living room.

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Being a person who greatly enjoys making art, the process of “being creative” has always been something of great interest to me. From the blank sheet of canvas, or paper, to the finished piece of work; sketch by sketch, stroke by stroke, the process of creating is thrilling. Taking something that starts as nothing and making it into that something you wanted is a joy that words cannot describe. You are taken in, absolutely captivated by the process.  When you have finished your creation you may have something you love, or maybe you’ll have something you will never show another living soul… whatever the outcome you have this inner excitement that you just did something great, YOU created it. If it was a success, you feel as if you could conquer any project you put your mind to. If it failed you bury it in the files of your mind that say either try again with different methods, or find a new and totally different project. But there isn’t a feeling of defeat. There is a desire to do more, a desire to take it a step further, to push your creative abilities just a little farther.

My name is Karla Spencer, and as the new Creative Designer at Frame USA, creating ideas for new and wonderful products is in my job description. Yet, the love of creating goes much farther than the job. Everyday holds new opportunities to create something great. To push a little farther in our abilities. To try something new, to challenge yourself and your ideas. Everyone should take the opportunity to awaken that creative person within and create like never before!

Karla Collage

 

Frame-A-Tee – T-Shirt Framing At Its Finest

I’m sure you, just like me and many others out there, have a ton of t-shirts that you don’t wear. They may be in drawers you don’t even bother to check, shoved to the back of a closet or even in a storage bin tossed somewhere in the basement. If you’re looking for something to do with that piece of clothing that you just can’t get rid of, Frame USA has the thing for you: Frame-A-Tee!

Our Frame-A-Tee collection consists of t-shirt frames that are perfect for when you want to frame a collectible shirt or jersey! These American made wood picture frames have a 1 inch depth making it easy to fold and display your shirt. Frame-A-Tee comes in with 3 different colors to choose from (Black, Natural and Walnut) and three different sizes to fit your apparel (12×12 for small/medium shirts, 14×14 for medium/large shirts and 14×18 for large/extra large shirts).

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The Frame-A-Tee series is a very popular way of showing off what high school or university you attended, shirts from different places you’ve traveled, sports teams you support, a shirt from a race you entered, or something as simple as a favorite shirt you don’t want to part ways with. In addition to the color and size options, every Frame-A-Tee also includes: frame, plexi-glass, two pieces of black foamcore, two pieces of cardboard, a wire kit for hanging and instructions for assembly.

Similar to our Frame-A-Tee series, we also have Frame-An-Album. Our Frame-An-Album collection is the perfect complement for your favorite record album cover or artwork.

Frame An Album

We know you will enjoy this product so head on over to Frame USA, get one now and let us know what you decide to frame in your Frame-A-Tee.

Where do I buy Art Posters?

As framers, we often get asked by our customers where they can buy art posters and art.  Our sister company, Posterservice Inc. carries one of the hottest selection of art posters around. With over a hundred art posters in stock and ready to ship, our wide assortment of art from famous artists, as in Marc Allante, to various styles, we guarantee we will have something for you!

There are several different ways to select an art poster:

By Style of Art:
Artwork should represent your style and the design of your house. It should flow with the decorations already in place.  A kitchen wall picture can and usually will differ from the pictures for the walls of your basement.  At posterservice.com, we carry different styles ranging from abstract art, photography to watercolor art. From photography prints of The Colosseum to fantasy posters, as in Night Trawlers II, you will be able to select a piece to fit your style and taste.

By Famous artist:
Selecting a poster by your favorite artist is easy, but discovering an art poster by a new artist is great too.  Our pictures of art range from Dean Russo, Marc Allante, Ralph Steadman, and more.  Marc Allante creates watercolor renditions of animals and buildings, as in this art poster Achilles and Monolith II.  Achilles was the first Marc Allante poster we added to our line.  Due to it’s continued success, we have added more and more of his art posters over the last few years. 10315

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Dean Russo creates abstract art by using bright colors, abstract patterns and turns them into animals, scenery and people. Starry Night by Dean Russo is currently a best seller.

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When you’re done browsing our cool art pictures and finding the perfect art poster for you, head back over to frameusa.com and choose the best frame to protect and professionally frame your masterpiece!

Picture Framing Tips

Many people feel picture framing is an intricate and time consuming task.  We want you to know that it doesn’t always have to be!  We know often times the endless amounts of matting, framing, and glass options, picture framing can be overwhelming.  Based on the outcome you’re looking for though, there a few tips and tricks you can follow to make picture framing easier.

The picture frame should complement the image it is housing as well as the space where it’s hung. If you’re hanging artwork in a modern looking room then you’d want to avoid using an oddly shaped frame. On the other spectrum, if the room has a more classic feel, then the best advice would be to stay away from shiny, polished metal or modern looking picture frames.

Color picture frames can be instrumental in bringing your artwork to life. Choosing a white picture frame or a gold picture frame is a guaranteed way to make your art pop, you just have to be mindful not to select a frame that clashes with what’s being hung.

Colorful Metal Picture Frames
Colorful Metal Picture Frames

The type of picture frame you opt for is just as important as your color selection. Wood picture frames are the most popular and traditional frames due to their versatility. Wood can be stained in a variety of colors and already come in various themes such as the rustic wood frames or the driftwood picture frames. On the other end of the spectrum, metal picture frames are more practical based on their material and tend to last a lot longer.

Wood Picture Frames
Wood Picture Frames

Be aware of how you hang your pictures:

  • Frames ideally should be hung at eye level, not too high and not too low, about 60 inches (or 5 feet) above the ground.
  • When hanging a picture above a table you want to leave 4-8 inches of space between the bottom of the picture frame and the top of the table.
  • If you’re hanging a picture frame above a couch or other piece of furniture there should be a 3-6 inch space between the furniture and the picture frame.
  • Try to avoid hanging your artwork in direct sunlight. The purpose of framing art is to make it look nice and protect it, sunlight and moisture are detrimental to this.
  • Place your framing wire as close to the top of the picture frame as you can. Doing this helps keep your picture flat against the wall by raising the pictures center of gravity.

Men Hanging Art

When choosing a mat for your artwork, the basic principle is that the mat should be lighter than the artwork or picture but darker than the wall. The mat is there to provide visual space between your picture, the frame and the wall. People often make the mistake of getting too fancy when choosing a mat which in turn takes away from the artwork.

Put these tips into action when framing your next picture and find out how easy picture framing really is. If you have any questions, we over here at Frame USA would be more than happy to assist you. Good luck on your next project.

BoJack Horseman Posters Available Now

Posterservice, Inc. Releases BoJack Horseman Posters for Just-Premiered Season 3

Season 3 of BoJack Horseman, a Netflix exclusive show, premiered Friday, July 22. Within hours of premiering, it was already renewed for Season 4. The animated series centers around BoJack, a self-loathing alcoholic and washed-up sitcom star trying to make a comeback in Hollywood. The characters consist of anthropomorphic animals and humans living in Los Angeles.

Posterservice, Inc. picked up the poster license for BoJack Horseman, making them available for purchase on July 15, 2016 on our website, www.posterservice.com.

Entertainment Weekly’s July 22, 2016 issue rates BoJack Horseman an A and their website chose it as Pick of the Night for its release on July 22 to binge watch. In this same print issue, BoJack Horseman makes The Must List (a list of top 10 things Entertainment Weekly loves this week) for TV, saying “brutal cynicism, devastating poignance, and animal puns ensue.”

According to a July 27, 2016 article in Business Insider, Rotten Tomatoes has confirmed with them that BoJack Horseman has “the highest rating of any show released this summer”. Bojack season 3 also has a 100% review on Rotten Tomatoes, a popular film review aggregator.

BoJack Horseman Posters Available at www.Posterservice.com

 

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PSA010965 BoJack Horseman – Pool 

– Key art for the show from season 1, of BoJack and his everyday vices.

 

 

 

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PSA010970 BoJack Horseman – Dive Bar
– Major and minor characters being themselves in the local dive bar.

 

 

For further questions about this hit show and/or our newest posters, please contact us today!

Angela Aronow, Licensing Director                                                           Laurel Waldron, Marketing Analyst
513 250 4145                                                                                                513 250 4129
aaronow@posterservice.com                                                                lwaldron@posterservice.com