Step Up Your Game

As a sales rep and a true custom framer at heart, I enjoy seeing the creative designs and problem solving exhibited by you. I wanted to post a "brag column" allowing framers to show off proud accomplishments. A focus of this guild is education, and through the photos posted monthly in this feature, I wish to get our creative juices flowing and hopefully teach an old dog a new trick or even a new pup and old trick every now and then. I promise to always have a camera with me, plus invite you to email your own photos to me at JenniferJPatterson1@yahoo.com

As a sales rep and a true custom framer at heart, I enjoy seeing the creative designs and problem solving exhibited by you. I wanted to post a "brag column" allowing framers to show off proud accomplishments. A focus of this guild is education, and through the photos posted monthly in this feature, I wish to get our creative juices flowing and hopefully teach an old dog a new trick or even a new pup and old trick every now and then. I promise to always have a camera with me, plus invite you to email your own photos to me at JenniferJPatterson1@yahoo.com

 



 

Christopher Framing and Gallery in Edmonds built this wall to separate the production area from the rest of the store to create a distinct display and gallery area.  Previously they just had one small end wall for gallery space.   Such a simple and easy addition absolutely recreated and transformed this frame shop into something brand new and entirely different!

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It is so easy to forget to add a name and price tag to the art we hang on our walls which we want to sell and serve as inspiration.  We spend so much time and money to finish these projects, then often quit once they are hung, or hastily place an unprofessional looking  hand written sign, but they need a proper price tag to be totally finished.  Handwritten signage makes the price look made up therefore arguable.  Here they printed out the information, mounted on 3/16th black foam core, then cut out with a reverse bevel  - super fast, easy and cheap, yet very clean and professional looking.

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Step Up Your Game

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As a sales rep and a true custom framer at heart, I enjoy seeing the creative designs and problem solving exhibited by you. I wanted to post a "brag column" allowing framers to show off proud accomplishments. A focus of this guild is education, and through the photos posted monthly in this feature, I wish to get our creative juices flowing and hopefully teach an old dog a new trick or even a new pup and old trick every now and then. I promise to always have a camera with me, plus invite you to email your own photos to me at JenniferJPatterson1@yahoo.com

Juanita Schmidt, owner of Frame It, LTD, recently had the chance to reinvent herself after losing her lease and moving into a far better location and space.  She took a bunch of her old ready-mades, painted them white, and assembled them into an attractive, eye-catching doorway into her ready-made sales room.  It advertises and pleases at the same time.

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In Frame It, LTD's new space, these display rounders were built by owner, Juanita Schmidt's, mother.  Talk about a labor of love!  They are in the large storefront window and visible from a busy road. I was so impressed by these and so appreciative of how they created a way to house and show many samples in a small area.  Attractive and effective.  Call Juanita, 206-364-7477, to be put in touch with her mother for pricing information, as this is something she would like to continue to do.

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Step Up Your Game

As a sales rep and a true custom framer at heart, I enjoy seeing the creative designs and problem solving exhibited by you. I wanted to post a "brag column" allowing framers to show off proud accomplishments. A focus of this guild is education, and through the photos posted monthly in this feature, I wish to get our creative juices flowing and hopefully teach an old dog a new trick or even a new pup and old trick every now and then. I promise to always have a camera with me, plus invite you to email your own photos to me at JenniferJPatterson1@yahoo.com

Anna Johnson, owner of the Tacoma Framemakers, created this beautiful design that’s unique in its stacking. The cap frame is smaller than the liner frame.  It is much more common to see the opposite.  This combination is the perfect compliment and extension of the batik it's framing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rami Alhakeem of Tacoma Framemakers pokes a brad through the mat where he is going to mount an award medal using E6000.  This gives him much stronger adherence, plus there is no worry of the surface paper of the mat peeling away causing the object to fall.