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Choosing the Right Frame for Your Art is Difficult

  Picking the right frame for your work is difficult. All we have to do is mention the word "frame" and most artists lean towards the "do-it-yourself" approach. We don't blame them either, because most custom framers tend to overcharge for their services. What most framers don't understand is that artists, designers, and collectors work in two-dimension. Framing costs increase their bottom-line, thus affecting the way they price their work and products. Most artists agree that finding a good, local framer is an exhausting process. We're here to break that mold. We aim to work within margins in order for everyone to reap the fruits of the labor that goes into custom framing. Finding the Right Frame Art can be...

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Designing an Eclectic Gallery Wall w/ I've Been Framed

Ever wanted that "gallery" feel from the frames on your walls when you walk into one of your rooms? Placing images on a wall to give it a natural, clean look is paramount to designing an interior.  Let's begin by choosing your layout. Get the art or pieces you want to mount/hang on your walls to begin organizing them.The main two layouts to be aware of are "Modern" and "Eclectic." Heres a brief description of each: Modern — A more traditional look with a distinct shape, a modern layout is uniform and linear. Eclectic — A varied look, an eclectic layout is not limited to paintings or photos. Feel free to mix shapes, mediums, colors, and depths. For a modern style...

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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas!

Valentine's day gifts don't have to be boring and predictable. Spice up your Valentine's day by giving your significant other a beautiful custom frame to let them know you care. We dug up some great, creative ideas that you can bring in and let us help you customize to fit your needs. 1. DIY "Kiss" Artwork (via Style Me Pretty) The best part of this gift is that it has a very personal element involved. Put on the lipstick of your choice and lay some big smooches on a medium you want to get framed. Bring it in and we'll handle it with the care necessary to make sure nothing smudges. Use different shades of lipstick to add your own...

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Holiday Ideas from I've Been Framed

The holiday season is here! With so many things to do and get done before the festivities begin, let us help you make it a joyous season with these holiday frame ideas. Check out these great ideas for that perfect gift or unique design piece to make any room in your home or office pop with festive flare!  Framed Cork-board Ornament Tree  If you'd like to try something new this year you can make a framed ornament tree. Picture here is a large version, but you can do just about any size depending on your ornaments and choice of frame. Just pick a frame and choose either cork or cardboard in order to pin the ornaments safely to the frame....

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IBF Design Tips: Mat Border Size

Mat border widths change in popularity like fashion trends. The current style is the use of wider borders than the typical borders used decades ago. Today most people look at mats as an opportunity to add an accent to the frame design, but originally mats were neutral in color and used to give the viewer's eye space between the art and where it's being displayed. The wider the mat's borders the easier it is to focus on the art. Take your time experimenting with different options. They're endless!

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