Featured Framing of the Week- Cutlery!


This week, we framed a set of utensils a customer had acquired in an antique store. We chose a deep silver shadowbox for the pieces due to their size as well as their weight. We needed a sturdy enough frame to support the heavy weight of the silver pieces. The customer brought in her own silk material that we attached to a piece of acid free foamcore in lieu of a mat. We also made mat spacers from the same silk material so that there was enough of a gap between the framed pieces and the glass. The pieces were …

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Rabbits, Rarebits, and Rabbets.

A rabbit is a cute little animal with a fuzzy tail and a pink nose.  They hop about, eating grass and they squeak if you squeeze them. But don’t squeeze them.  They aren’t very useful in framing. Rarebit is delicious.  It is described as cheese melted with ale or beer served over toast.  It is not recommended to use with framing either. Rabbets are the inside edge of a frame going from the face to the back of the frame.  These are very important to know about.  Some frames have a shallow rabbet as small as ¼”.  They would work well …

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The Faces of Frame Designs- Cheryl Bosch


Who am I? Let’s start with the easy stuff. My name is Cheryl Bosch and I sign my artwork with the name ceebs. My sister, brother and I all have the same initials. My sister called us the ceebs. I like the nickname and it’s easier to paint! We are originally from Pennsylvania. My sister came down first when she took a teaching job at Gayle middle school in 1982. One by one the rest of the family came down. I moved here first in August of 1985 and the took a job in Baltimore in November of 1985. I moved …

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The Faces of Frame Designs- Olivia Sanderson


  “I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh Olivia can frequently be caught daydreaming about all the little things in life. She is a currently a student at UMW pursuing a career in the arts. She has a love for dogs that is paralleled only for her love for frozen yogurt. Her love for art spawned from those around her- her artist mother who homeschooled her most of her life, her close friends, and mentors like three fabulous art teachers who went above and beyond their contract to …

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Framing Friday!


This was brought to us by a customer who had previously worked at the National Bank of Fredericksburg. After the bank closed, the building was eventually converted into a local Fredericksburg favorite, Foode Restaurant. One of the employees of Foode returned this cover of the safety deposit box to our customer. Shockingly, it was the same safety deposit box number the customer had had all those years ago. This was an interesting framing order. The cover was heavy as it was made from steel, so the frame had to be deep and able to withstand the weight. We chose a …

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October Artist of the Month- Marcia Chaves


Frame Designs Artist of the Month October 2016 Marcia Chaves is a fundamental artist in the Fredericksburg community. Her work pulls from a great deal of historical features in the Fredericksburg area. She cites some of her favorite artists as Edward Hopper and Gari Melchers, another Fredericksburg local. She commonly shows at galleries such as the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts and Frame Designs. From an early age, she has been a painter, and draws from her surroundings as inspiration in her work. Bright color and bold strokes dominate her work, which was a growing change from her earlier, …

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