Past Projects

This portfolio of custom framing jobs we’ve done is designed to show outstanding pieces we’ve had the privilege to frame as well as prime examples of more typical work that comes through the shop. It’s hoped that seeing these past projects will help you find inspiration for framing your own pictures. We’ve included a range of approaches as well as types of artwork, and notes on frame design which we hope will be helpful as you consider how to frame your own pictures. Some of these pieces are still available in our gallery, while others are projects for clients and are not for sale.

Marilyn in Vectors

Marilyn in Vectors

A hand stained and painted frame around a hand wrapped liner.

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Total Eclipse of the Sun

A generous white rag mat with a delicate India ink line inside a pillow profile frame with ebony stain and wax.

Kakteen, Etc.

Kakteen, Etc.

An antiqued cassetta frame with an espresso stain around a slender tan mat for a German book plate cataloging cactus.

Pima Canyon

Pima Canyon

A vintage hand colored book plate of Pima Canyon framed with an antiqued panel frame with pilgrim maple stain.

Giant Cactus

Giant Cactus

A greenish Fumed Oak stain makes an antiqued frame that subtly colorizes the ribs of the giant saguaro in this black and white book plate.

Biological Survey of the Territories

Biological Survey of the Territories

A double mat with warm neutrals blends with the paper color while bringing out the orange accents of this virus illustration book plate as the antiqued rounded frame with English Brown Oak stain harmonizes with its sepia tones.

Egyptian Papyrus Print

Egyptian Papyrus Print

This antiqued rounded frame has a color that is the mixture of the grays, reds and oranges of the image and a bottom rail carving that feels like Ancient Egypt.

Linda Victoria, “Fiesta Grande”

Linda Victoria, “Fiesta Grande”

This rounded frame with charcoal gray stain was gently sanded to allow the wood tone underneath to peek through, giving it a warm, well worn feeling.