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Why you should not cheaply frame your own football jumper

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We thought we should  write this post "Why you should not cheaply frame your own football jumper" because of the regular inquiries we receive from customers and sAmateurishly framed football shirt in a ready-made-frameporting fans wanting to Do-Your-Own, football jumpers, soccer  tops, cricket shirts  framing, using cheap, ready-made, picture frames. Typically they tell us that they have a family football jumper they want quickly framed for a fast approaching birthday or looming event. Often they just don’t only want the jumper framed, they also want photos, tickets, scarves or what have you, combined and all framed together.   They further explain that as their budget is a ...

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How to cheaply stretch and frame your own counted cross stitch

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It has been our experience, and in particular during these last 20 years or so of custom picture framing, that Aida cross stitch framed in a gold ready-made frameCustomers seem to be wanting to spend less and less for any kind of custom picture framing, hence this post "How to cheaply stretch and frame your own counted cross stitch" . We are finding that most people baulk at even moderate custom picture framing prices, wanting to spend as little as possible  on custom picture frames, even less than what they used to, years ago. Why this is so is beyond the scope of this ...

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The chimera of the loyalty of customers

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A chimera is myth,  delusion or illusion of something that is widely thought or believed to exist, but when rationally Picture framing customer- ounting his discount savings examined or investigated, is found not to be so, hence this post "The chimera of the loyalty of customers" .When we began our picture framing business,  during the last millennium, or nigh on half a century ago, customer loyalty was the credo that small, local businesses would unquestioningly believe, seek and pursue.  Verily, we practised this belief ourselves and preached  it ...

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Why “composite wood” MDF picture frames are supplanting “real wood” picture frames

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In a nutshell, this is happening because more customers want cheap picture frames than expensive picture frames Photo frames with picture frames made with MDF wood it’s that simple, hence this post " Thank you for reading our post "Why "composite wood" MDF picture frames are supplanting "real wood". But the reasons for and background to this answer are  deeper and more, complicated. From the probable beginnings of approximately 2000 years ago men ( and women ) cut real wood from real tree forests to make the four sticks needed for a picture frame ...

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Framing graffiti art : Controversial art or visual abomination?

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconThe framing of graffiti art, whether controversial art or visual abomination, is a big question. Where did graffiti come from:   The word graffiti comes from the Italian nouns “graffito” and  “graffio” meaning Art print of graffiti to be picture framed “a little scratch”.  It has been assimilated into the English language to denote any casual writing or design marked on a wall or timber structure.  Oddly enough though, if it’s been done on a rock it’s rack it’ called a petroglyph.  There’s no great need to describe what a graffito or graffiti are.  The oldest ones seem to date back tp 2,500 years BC and,  unsurprisingly, are erotic and depict both genitalia and coitus thus ...

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Our five most popular shadow box frames questions

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What are Shadow Box frames?  This post "Our five most popular shadow box frames questions"  will address this and other questions.  These specialized frames are essentially the same as normal picture frames but with White wood square shadow box frame with clear glass several different features.  Firstly the moulding, or frame, is much deeper at its side. For instance a normal moulding could be 4cms wide x 2cms high. With shadow box mouldings the proportions are reversed so that it would be 2cms wide x 4cms high, thus giving frames that ‘boxy’ look. As the frame is deeper, and since a window mat, glass and backing are quite thin, perhaps making up .5 cm of the ...

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Planning your first art exhibition

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So, you’ve been doodling, drawing, painting, sculpting, modelling, welding, photographing or otherwise crafting your art for years. Now you are confident and read art picture frames and picture framing art exhibitiony and want the world to see your artistic works which deserves to be seen, viewed, admired and hopefully, sold. Having curated the picture framing and picture frames aspect of exhibitions  for many years, we can suggest a few helpful ways towards your inaugural show and hence our post "Planning your first art exhibition".  Plan your exhibition: It always pays to mindmap one’s art exhibitions, especially inaugural ones. You will find it ...

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How to sell your home faster, quicker and easier

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We have noticed an increasing number of customers coming to us with dated and aged, framed art which requires re-framing. During the framing consultations House for sale with new picture frames.jpgit often transpires that the customer is “doing the place up” as they are putting the property on the market. And just as often, advise and tips are exchanged on some of the helpful strategies to make a property more appealing, more inviting , and hence, quicker to attract bids. and sell. Below we list some of these useful approaches to make your home more appealing and inviting:  1.Re-frame your dated and so-yesterday picture frames, photo frames and ...

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Six ways of reusing and recycling old photo frames and picture frames

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Who hasn’t some old, spare picture frame, poster frame or photo frame tucked away in the garage or spare bedroom?  Hence our post "Six ways of reusing unused-picture-frame-refurbished-as-a-key-rack.jpgand recycling old photo frames and picture frames". The answer is, not many of us. According to US statistics,  about 82% of us do just that, keep old house hold accessories and furniture for more than 2 years.  Well then, let’s explore the many, different ways we can recycle or reuse all those picture frames for or towards more good use, with minimal work.  1. Make a Chalkboard.  Take the existing ..

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Of styles and trends: The empty white walls minimalist polemic

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconThis happens even before walking into a new spec, or recently renovated home, hence our post "Of styles and trends: The empty white walls minimalist polemic". You know the feel, you recognize the Empty wall, minimalist room decor without picture frames trendlook and you know what to expect, right? Basically it’s about all, bare, white or pale empty walls, bare floors and sparse furnishings. It’s minimalism at its worst, and ugliest, maybe. Well, it’s definitely the ugliest for picture framers because the average home seems to now feature one quarter of the wall décor it had  twenty years ago. And by definition, this means that they're only doing one quarter of the work they did a .. 

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