The Making of a Great Shadowbox

The making of a great shadowbox is the combination of specific objects that have meaning for you, the right arrangement of them, a great design, quality materials and proper execution. It’s way more than just slapping some things in a box and hanging it on the wall. We just finished a great example of taking everyday objects, putting […]

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Ancestors Frame Wall

Be proud of your ancestry! Our client brought in three 5×7 photographs and a reproduction of an old family document for framing. Keeping it very simple, we proposed that we’d use a simple black frame for them all but colour match the matting to each piece, as they were all a different tone. The prints […]

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On the Beach

Well it’s the eve of summer…. are you ready for the beach? Recently, Luc Crawford from Luc Crawford Design Inc.  brought in this interesting yet very macabre piece for framing.  A memento of a trip to England, “On the Beach” is an original hand tinted black & white photograph by Jane Skinner.  She dresses and poses […]

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DAD Photo Mat Frame

Give your Dad a present this year that he will cherish for years! We have DAD photo mat frame packages ready for you in the shop. A frame package includes a solid wood frame made by us, float glass, a DAD photomat, a self adhesive mounting board, foamboard backing and a frame hardware kit. A […]

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Preserve Your Memories

Portraits of our client’s Father, Aunt & Uncle needed a little TLC. Our client wanted to share these family photographs with her extended family so she first had us remove them from their original frames so that she could make copies.  When she was done with that, she wanted us to replace the old worn, […]

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Preserving Our History

    This client of ours lives up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.   Just in case you are wondering : When she comes to Ottawa to visit family, she sometimes bring artworks to us to frame as she knows and trusts us (and yes there aren’t many- any??- custom frame shops up north). Awhile ago, […]

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Remember to Remember

November 11th, Remembrance Day, is a few short days away. In Stittsville we will all, hopefully, remember our veterans quietly at the 11th hour, and then head out to witness our community event, from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.     The Remembrance Day Parade begins at the Royal Canadian Legion, Stittsville and District Branch […]

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Military Framing? Yes Sir!

In my next few posts I will be writing about a few of the military themed framing projects that we have worked on lately.  Having our shop located in Stittsville, in the west end of Ottawa, we are privileged to have many military personnel as clients. These first two were done for a proud veteran […]

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