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

 

 

Admittedly I am taking advantage of having this platform, but I just wanted to proudly show off a couple matting ideas I came up with after getting inspired by the pros in classes and trade magazines.  After mainly being interested in the architectural features and colors of mouldings, I bought these photos specifically to do some creative matting.
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Ray Miles, of Phoenix Art Restoration, made his own title cards for his art work using scrap materials, yet they still look like a million bucks.

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Step Up Your Game – December 2013

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

Last year I showed a fun matting design on a Christmas piece my Mom did for me, and I’ll continue that tradition.

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I took my own advice and used some fancy corner cutouts and added ornamentation learned from a Brian Wolf article.  The red pieces are just reverse bevel circles adhered to the bottom of the matting.   I wish all of you a Merry Christmas!  –Jennifer Patterson

Winners are Always Inspiring – Go Green!

Relevant articles from the archives, full of creative nutrients to be re-purposed and reused to grow your business and help you thrive. This month's article gives a glimpse back at our history and the emerging use of heat-mounting techniques for fabric and the early use of pre-coated boards for mounting.  Then as now, using creativity and keeping up on new techniques is vital to our industry and each business' success.

Relevant articles from the archives, full of creative nutrients to be re-purposed and reused to grow your business and help you thrive. This month's article gives a glimpse back at our history and the emerging use of heat-mounting techniques for fabric and the early use of pre-coated boards for mounting. Then as now, using creativity and keeping up on new techniques is vital to our industry and each business' success.

 

 

This month's Go Green! recycles excellent and varied certificate framing designs from EPFG's 2009 Framing Competition.

Framing Competition

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