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Not All Picture Frames are Created Equal

Not All Picture Frames are Created Equal

At Custom Picture Framer of Glenside, we like to build frames that stand the test of time. Some modern framing aesthetics call for mouldings that are VERY thin. In fact, some are so thin they cannot support the weight of a framing package (art, matting, backing and...

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Frame Something Old and Worn?  You Bet!

Frame Something Old and Worn? You Bet!

Frame something old and worn? You bet! Just like a threadbare stuffed animal or your favorite pair of weekend jeans, the “flaws” of a piece of art or memorabilia become its storytelling character.

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Thomas Brummett Photographs

Thomas Brummett Photographs

We recently had the opportunity to frame two large Thomas Brummett photographs for a client.  For these beautiful pieces, we chose a sleek modern treatment which included a grey maple shadow box frame by Picture Woods, a raised float mount on a neutral grey mat and...

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Vintage Advertising Posters

Vintage Advertising Posters

We recently framed a few ad posters from the early to mid 20th century: a “Monaco” poster by artist J Ramel, a “Martini & Rossi” by Marcello Dudovich, and a WWI “Liberty Bond” poster (artist unknown) .  Consider for a moment the temporary nature of advertisement...

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Playing With A Full Deck

Playing With A Full Deck

Here's a piece that was finished last month (January, 2015).  It was QUITE INVOLVED as each card of a pinochle deck had to be individually positioned and mounted.  It turned out looking really amazing! "A collaborative project with participants at NewCourtland Life at...

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Reframing a Bo Bartlett

Reframing a Bo Bartlett

Last month, we reframed a portion of the Arcadia University permanent collection. One of the pieces was "Charlatan" done by Bo Bartlett in 1981. Check out the reinforced strainer on this one...rock solid! Check out the Bo Bartlett website to view his latest work.

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Latest Framing for Manifesto Vintage Art

Latest Framing for Manifesto Vintage Art

Rob at Manifesto Vintage Art is always bringing in, well...AMAZING VINTAGE ART!  He's at The People's Store in Lambertville, NJ so stop in and check out the latest additions to his great vintage collection. Here's the latest stuff:

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Archival Needlepoint Framing

Archival Needlepoint Framing

It takes many, many hours to finish a needlepoint piece.  Do you know how your framer handles the blocking and stretching?  We make sure to do no harm to your work of art, and use only archival methods that are completely reversible.  The block and stretch is done on...

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2014 Philly Hot List!

2014 Philly Hot List!

For our first year entered in the PHL17 “Hot List”, 4th place is quite a showing…so a big “Thank You” goes to my customers for voting for Custom Picture Framer of Glenside!

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