Is Your Oil or Acrylic Painting Dirty or Damaged?

Help is Here! How Cleaning, Repairs and Restorations Can Make a Difference Do you have an old painting that has been in your family for generations? Maybe you’ve acquired a painting that was previously owned by someone who smoked, or possibly the painting spent years hanging over a fireplace? Over time, oil and acrylic paintings…

Who can resist buying a painting while on holidays?

Helpful hints for travelling and framing your travel memories When people travel and spend their holidays in a new and exciting destination, they often come across beautiful artwork that’s representative of that particular country’s artistic culture. Shopping for souvenirs is a staple part of the vacation experience. We seem to always be looking for cultural…

Stitch It and Frame It

How to turn your cross stitch, needlepoint, and other material works into works of art Over the years we have framed hundreds of cross stitches, embroideries, needlepoints, crewels and other needlework pieces. Stretching needlework can be quite challenging as the material tends to form into a diamond shape during the stitching process making it difficult…

Framing Native Prints and Paintings

Native art is a beautiful tradition and framing it properly will honor that tradition If you’re lucky enough to own a piece of Canadian Aboriginal or Inuit art, you know that Native art is not only stunning and distinctively Canadian, but also highly collectible and very popular in home décor. So if you’re looking for…

Before you can choose a frame for your painting, you need to buy a painting

Buying artwork for your home doesn’t have to be scary, it can be fun! Many people are intimidated by art galleries because they feel they don’t know anything about art. For the most part most people think they need to understand art to properly appreciate it. People are afraid of making a mistake and buying…

From the Closet to the Wall

Stretching Paintings and Prints on Canvas Did you know that we can stretch original paintings or prints on canvas around stretcher bars for you? Often the most inexpensive and safest way to travel with or ship a painting (especially large ones) is to take it off of its wooden bars and roll it up in…

Stacking Multiple Frames

The Beauty of Using Multiple Frames – A Truly Unique Look Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect frame for a particular work of art. By combining multiple frames, there are more options when customizing a frame to a specific piece. Two or more frames can be joined together and stacked to add interest and…

Framing With Fillet Inserts

What Are Fillets and How Can They Improve the Look of Your Framed Artwork? Have you ever noticed what looks like a thin decorative frame inside a frame or mat? In framing terms, this is called a “fillet”. Fillets are used in framing in a number of different ways. They are “frame like” inserts which…

Transforming Your Art

The right frame and matting can turn a regular picture into a stunning piece of artwork Every piece of art work is different, every framing job is different. For this lovely water color of an Otter, we chose a mauve outside mat to match the purple colours of the otter which gave the composition a…

Honouring Family Members

Enhance Your Décor with Custom Framed Family Photos and Family Artwork! Do you have family photos simply lying in an album somewhere, going unnoticed? Why not have your beautiful family photographs decorate your walls where you will get to appreciate them every day? Getting your photos framed is a sentimental way to honour your family…