Top Ten Reasons to use your Local Custom Picture Framer

Thanks for being a loyal customer! We think you’re pretty amazing, and we hope the feeling is mutual. Here’s a reminder of some of the reasons you keep coming back to your favorite local framer (that’s us!! wink ).

We guarantee the craftmanship of your project for life! We will repair or replace any portion of the project that exhibits a defect in materials or craftsmanship. Coverage does not apply to damage caused by abuse, transport, or exposure to the elements. Applies only to materials and workmanship provided by us. Come and visit us at our store or at our home page for the details.

Earth Day is April 22

We are so very thankful for planet earth that we have been blessed to live on. It is amazing…the more I study it the more I stand in awe of its Creator! Most of our vendors are involved in re forestation to replenish what has been harvested. Let’s all do our part to preserve & maintain it too!

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is not far away. What are the Top 10 Reasons you love Mom? Put a smile on her face by framing a picture from the past. Be aware it might bring tears, too. Bring the tissues!!!

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? We teased about cookies, so here’s a link to the classic Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. Now if they were only Gluten Free!

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…and the Winner Is… Red Carpet Worthy Picture Framing

The Academy Awards

The 94th Academy Awards will be televised on March 27th. The nominees for Best Picture are…
Belfast; Coda;
Don’t Look Up;
Drive My Car; Dune;
King Richard; Licorice Pizza;
Nightmare Alley;
The Power of the Dog;
West Side Story

Did You Know?

Each Oscar statue is gold plated, weighs 8.5 pounds, and costs $500 to produce. Academy Award winners have to sign an agreement stating that if they want to sell their statue, the Academy has first rights to buy it for only $1!

WE HAVE A WINNER

 

Our

PICTURE of the YEAR

winner!!

 

 

 

 

Our Framing Nook AcademyAwards Picture of the Year award goes to Dianne Kaechele! We would like to honour her for her amazing skills in diamond artwork!  Congrats Dianne , and keep making those beautiful pieces of artwork!

Your World On Your Wall

…AND THE WINNER IS…

Red Carpet Worthy Picture Framing

It’s award season! The Oscars might get all the attention right now, but our creative picture framing designs are a winner every time. Break out the champagne, dress to the nines, and keep scrolling to view our red carpet worthy projects.

BEST MATTING:

Look magazine was published from 1946 to 1970; this issue featuring Marilyn Monroe is definitely a collector’s item worthy of framing. The Look logo has a black and gray background, so we used the same colors and pattern in the matting for a creative design.

BEST Frame:

Although she was in 47 films, Jean Harlow never won an Oscar. Known as the Blonde Bombshell, she became one of Hollywood’s most enduring actresses despite a relatively short career. What frame is movie star worthy and works with a boudoir portrait like this one? A mirrored frame, of course.

BEST TV Memory:

Several generations have grown up watching The Andy Griffith Show. It was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Comedy Show three times but never won. We think this framing is a winner, though! This autographed photo from the show was framed with a rustic, vintage design to match the era and outdoorsy nature of the program.

BEST Design:

Picture Framing can be wonderfully creative! The award for Best Design goes to this movie buff ensemble including a clapboard, film canister and film. We made the matting resemble actual frames of a movie reel. What a great conversation piece for a home theatre!

BEST Drama:

Andy Warhol painted Marilyn Monroe in the early 60’s and became known as a leader in the Pop Art movement. The bright usage of color in this silkscreen brings to life Marilyn Monroe’s iconic status and celebrity glamour. For our frame design, we wanted something bold and dramatic. Black never fails for drama, and the curvy gold frame emphasizes the curls in her hair.

BEST Replica:

Movie posters are widely available these days but framing them doesn’t have to look generic or cheap. We wanted the framing of this Frankenstein movie poster to replicate the look and feel of the original 1931 classic. By stacking three golden frames together, we replicated the drama and glamour of 1930s Hollywood, the bygone era of the gilded movie theatre.

BEST Actor:

This little movie star deserves an award worthy frame! Turn the stars in your life (your kids, grandkids, parents, best friends…) into legends by framing a photo of them. Look through your favorite pictures, find the ones that have the most ‘Hollywood’ glam, and frame it to match that star’s personality. How would you frame this photograph?

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Needlework Framing!

What you should know about your needlework prior to getting it framed!

NEEDLEWORKS are one of the most amazing art-forms that have almost disappeared in our day. A little bit of the human heart is poured out in every stitch of a needlework, and because of this, you want them to look great and last a long time!

(Want detailed information? Fill out the form at the bottom and we will send you a lot more information on taking care and framing your needlework free of charge!) Here are some tips for starters:

BEFORE YOU BRING YOUR NEEDLEWORK IN to a frame shop, there are a few things you should know, and a few pieces of advice may prevent you from damaging it. At the very least, these hints will help you in the future.

RULES OF HANDLING:
Clean hands & surfaces are a great start when handling needleworks. There shouldn’t be any tape or pen marks on the fabric, and keep it away from anything that will damage it. No sprays – hems etc are advised. Store it flat & away from the elements.

INSPECTION:
If there is any loose or balled threads on the rear they should be cleaned up. Stains should be removed very carefully.

FRAMING CHOICES:
The experienced staff at The Framing Nook will assist you with making all the right choices in framing your art to both protect and display it nicely. It may need some pre-stretch treatment as well. Optically coated glass is recommended to limit reflections and offer the clearest viewing of each stitch. UV-filtering in the glass is a must to limit fading of this sensitive material. Acid free matting is used to keep the glass and moulding material safely away from the artwork and finally a moulding is selected to enclose the sealed package to protect and display the needlework.

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Fine Art custom printed for your wall!

100,000 prints in your size!!! 

We have access to print in artist quality, well over $100,000 prints, of any subject around. You can search for your favorite print then we can size it, print it, and frame it for you – no shipping charges, and no guessing as to what the framing will be like!
Check out our web page and start enjoying the amazing selection today http://framingnook.com/fine-art-prints/

All you have to do is:

Find your favorites Prints
Call us with the Print Title
We will print it to the size you need

Check it out now – Select from over 100,000 prints

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Gold Again!!!

Thanks to our amazing clients indeed!!!

We are sooo excited to have once again been awarded as The Best Picture Framing in Red Deer!!!! We received the Gold award from the Red Deer Express 2017 Readers Choice Awards voted by the people of Red Deer. Placed Gold 5 out of the last 7 yrs. The only way we can win this award is simple – having great clients in and around Red Deer who have great memories, stories, hobbies and artwork, that trust our high standards in custom framing and really allow us to do some amazing work for them. We have been in business for 26 years now in Red Deer and are delighted with the many diverse framing jobs we have done in the past. It is really a privilege to be able to look back and be thankful for the unique jobs our clients have entrusted to us.

Thank you to all of you, and keep on bringing us the challenges!

Now we are running out of room on our WALL of FAME!!