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02nd April 2012

Composing Oil Paintings with the Aid of a Viewfinder

A convenient tool that no artist should ever be without is a viewfinder. This article covers what they are, how to make one and how to use it. Landscape paintings are works of art that portray earthy scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, t...

18th May 2011

Gallery Wraps Art With No Boundaries

Art has always been subjective, so too is how art should be viewed. We have always relied on the expertise of Custom Picture Framers to suggest the perfect frame, or to select the best color combination of mat-board to enhance the art rather than to detr...

13th April 2011

Tips for Outside Photography

Are you one of those people who loves to take pictures but the ones you take outside of your friends, family, ect. don’t quite turn out the way you want them to. For example their faces are shadowed or there is a harsh glare. Obviously you don&rsquo...

15th February 2011

The Trick With Colors

You need not purchase an expensive work of art for the right framing selections can easily transform an inexpensive print or poster into this. In terms of mat colors you want one that serves to enhance your art. Having a double or triple mat will help whe...

11th January 2011

Mat Board And Framing Your Artwork

Mat board is a vital component to a finished framed piece of artwork. The mat board might add color to the overall look of the artwork inside the frame, and it always helps to increase air circulation inside the frame, which is vital to preventing moistu...

18th November 2010

Reviewing the Keencut Excalibur 5000 Cutter

Reviewing the Keencut Excalibur 5000 Cutter Vertical cutters feature a single sliding counter-balanced head with 3 cutting and scoring tools ready for instant use. This Multi-Purpose Cutter cuts through a variety of sheet materials easily, cleanly,...

01st November 2010

Frame Your Picture In Style

Whether you are a fine-art photographer or a painter, one of the most exciting moments is finishing your artwork. You will then want to be able to show it to the world and the best way to do that is to invest in a picture frame. You will find many diffe...

19th October 2010

Beyond Simple Picture Frames

Picture frames are great way to express the creativity in you. From child art to professional drawings, proper framing adds a unique look. Some people like to show off photos of their family and great ancestors in big frames to attract the guests. Decorat...

07th October 2010

The Frame Defines the Artwork

An expensive art work is what an inexpensive print or poster could become if you are able to select for it just the right framing selections. When you select mat color make sure that they enhance your art. Considering that you want the mat to pick up a co...

08th September 2010

Art Portfolio Case – Make Your Case!

Art work comes in various types - drawings, paintings, pictures, sketches and graphics, sculptures, legal documents, etc. Concerned with damaging art work and supplies while transporting to various locations or an acceptable display format for finished pr...

11th June 2010

Introduction to Custom Photo Framing Elements

Photography is an art. Taking beautiful photos are not enough. You have to display your hard work to others and to your next generation. Picture framing can help you preserve your photos for decades. The proper framing can make a difference to your pictur...

08th June 2010

Gallery One's 4-Step Procedure for Framing Paper Art

Gallery One framing standards have long been recognized for excellence. Here is a summary of the procedures Gallery One follows for framing works of art on paper.1. Art should be surrounded by white, 4-ply, 100% rag (mat) board or the equivalent.Usually, ...

12th January 2010

The Right Wood Picture Frames For Your Artwork

Finding the right wood picture frame for your art can be as much of a challenge as creating that art in the first place. Wood picture frames may compliment the art being displayed, or may contrast with it; sometimes, a wood frame can be part of the artwor...

12th January 2010

The Right Metal Picture Frame for Your Art Photography

While paintings are traditionally framed in wood, art photography usually calls for metal picture frames. However, you'll want to be careful about the metal picture frame that you use; the wrong metal picture frame can greatly detract from the artifact. I...

06th January 2010

Five Reasons to Consider Dahle Premium Guillotine Cutters

When you think about guillotine paper cutters, what are some of the features that come to mind? Is it what the item is made out of? How much it can cut? The size of it? The safety features? All of the above? If you're like most people, perhaps you think o...

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