Visit Casco Bay Frames and Gallery for professional advice from our talented and qualified staff. With their help, you will create a unique design for your artwork that will bring enjoyment and pride for many years. If you have never visited a custom frame shop and taken advantage of our custom framing service, we will walk you through, step by step.
Upon entering our store, you will be greeted by a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff, who will help you lay your art out on one of our design tables. She will talk to you about ideas you have for the piece and will offer suggestions of how to protect the piece and display it beautifully.
Although a good artistic eye is something that can’t be taught, there are certain rules of custom framing which lead to good design. When followed, these guidelines, well known to your custom framer, produce a beautiful and well-balanced framing presentation that enhances the work of art without overpowering it. For example, did you know that the width of the mat border should never match the width of the frame? This tends to draw the eye away from the art.
Your designer will guide you through the decision-making process and make suggestions based on their knowledge of color and design theory. Together, you may decide that the piece should be matted—possibly using multiple mats to achieve a desired effect. Once you have agreed on that part of the frame package design, we can help you pick out just the right frame. Though there are literally thousands of frame samples on our walls, you will find that the designer can help narrow the search to the ones that really work with your piece. The additions of filets, French panels, French lines, and beveled accents will all add to the beauty of the end result.
Other things you will consider during the design phase are the type of glazing as well as the type and technique of the mounting process. Our suggestions will be based on our knowledge of conservation framing and what is appropriate for the preservation of your art.
Feel free to contact us about your project anytime.