Putting the custom in picture frames at The Frame & I

We are putting the custom in picture frames at The Frame & I by creating one of a kind, hand crafted mats to compliment your paintings, prints, etchings, needlepoint, drawings, posters and so much more! We love coming up with unique mat and frame combinations to really make your pieces pop! Why be boring, when you can be fabulous? You won’t find these mats anywhere else because they’re all one of a kind, designed specifically to compliment the artwork they go with. Check out some of our unique handcrafted creative mats and frames by scrolling down… enjoy!


Putting the custom in picture frames at The Frame & I

Russell had fun with this one! The dynamic lines in the painting are carried through in an abstract way on the mat. One of a kind! This original painting by Susan Daigle-Leach is available for sale in our frame shop and gallery. “Fire Roan”, acrylic painting on paper. Custom frame and handpainted mat included, $175. See more of Susan’s work here.


Putting the custom in picture frames at The Frame & I

A delicate pair of scrollwork lines embrace this little triple matted engraving. It’s framed in gold Salon 1786 series frame, designed by our very own Francine! Below you see the complete hand crafted mat on this hand-tinted engraving of Notre Dame cathedral. This vintage print is available for sale in our framing gallery for $275.

Putting the custom in picture frames at The Frame & I


 

Putting the custom in picture frames at The Frame & I

This adorable needlepoint made by one of our framing customers got some spooky spider and pumpkin additions when Russell handpainted relevant elements onto the mat border. Perfect!


Putting the custom in picture frames at The Frame & I

French lines offset the delicate color and line work in this book illustration. The lines are made in watercolor and metallic ink, drawn by hand with a ruling pen.


Putting the custom in picture frames at The Frame & I

This mat and frame are for a sweet little Irish Coffee recipe that one of our customers saved from an overseas trip. Framed with a Celtic knotwork designed frame, the linen mat is proud to display a crushed whiskey bottle glass inlay! Sláinte! Let’s raise a glass to great frames!

Putting the custom in picture frames at The Frame & I


Why be normal? this owl drawing by Ida features a hand drawn panel on the mat. The hand drawn elements mimic the spirals drawn in the art. In the next image you can see the entire piece with its hand drawn inlay panel. This original pen & ink owl is available for sale in our frame shop and gallery! “Far from home” by Ida Kendall. $1,500 framed.


This triple mat with open V-grooves (the blue areas) is encircled with a flaming hot frame job! Francine outdid herself painting these hot rod flames onto the frame itself. Yeah, basic black would have looked fine but why be boring? The print isn’t your average art and the frame should reflect that!

Thanks for looking, we hope you enjoyed our fun framing! When you need something out of the box with a creative flair, look no further than your friends at The Frame & I!

All the best,

 

Ida Kendall

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