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At Frames and Stretchers, conservation of artwork is our trademark and top priority. One of our conservation techniques to ensure the damage-free and archival framing of delicate works on paper is called Perimeter Mounting.
Preparing folds with Japanese Rice Paper for Archival Perimeter Mounting
We are proud to offer the best custom picture framing and museum quality conservation for works of all mediums, shapes and sizes. For this project using Perimeter Mounting, our client wanted the maximum surface area of the paper to be showing, with a custom matboard chosen to compliment the tones of the original piece.
Watch below for an in depth look at how we created Perimeter Mounting for this handwritten heirloom on paper.
Our team created this custom Perimeter Mounting for a personal letter on paper, using 100% archival and damage-free conservation techniques
Have any questions about the right framing options for your piece? One of our framing experts would be happy to speak with you about your project. We have the best reputation for conservation framing and canvas stretching in New York City, New Haven, and Miami.
All of our frames and stretchers are fully customizable to exactly your wishes. We also offer the most trusted fine art shipping logistics for US and International travel, custom-fitted art crates, and our Art Delivery Van for the white-glove delivery and installation of artwork directly to your home, office, or gallery.
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Frames and Stretchers Created the Best Custom Shadowbox Frames in Gallery Black Hardwood for John Baldessari Lithograph, from "Hands and Feet" 2017 series
One of the most rewarding parts of working in custom and conservation framing is the ability to work one on one with clients to create beautiful esthetic framing with the highest quality conservation to keep artwork protected and enhanced for generations to come.
Take an inside look in our NYC studio to see how we created these custom shadbowbox floater frames for two John Baldessari Lithographs!
For any questions about framing options for your artwork or collection, one of our experts would be happy to speak with you about your project. Please feel free to view some of our 5 Star Reviews for hearing more of our clients trusted experiences working with us for the best conservation framing and canvas stretching with studios in New York City, New Haven, and Miami.
Our team created this custom floater frame for Mr. Brainwash Artwork
One of our latest projects we loved was getting to build the best custom picture frame for this Mr. Brainwash piece for a collector in New York City. At our Frames and Stretchers studios in NYC, New Haven and Miami, conservation of artwork is our highest priority. All the materials we use are 100% archival, with many options available for customizing picture framing and canvas stretching exactly to our client’s wishes.
We love working one on one with artists and collectors to build the highest quality canvas stretchers and custom picture frames that will enhance and protect your artwork’s longevity for many years to come.
Our expert craftsman fitting this artwork for custom hinging and rice paper mounting, to ensure the best archival conservation for an artwork by Mr. Brainwash
When investing in fine art, the importance of UV-Protective Museum Glass or Optium Museum Plexiglass and archival picture framing will add value to your piece by making sure the artworks will retain their integrity, color, and shape and be protected from damage that can occur with environmental affects, sunlight, dust and transportation.
Any of our extensive selections of custom picture frames in New York City including welded steel, plexiglass, wood and metal can be custom made to suit each artwork’s dimensions, tones, and framing goals. Come visit our studio in the vibrant art community of The Clemente Building, Suite 303 107 Suffolk Street—one of our framing experts will be happy to speak with you about your project and show you the beautiful collection of framing options we have available, or give us a call at 347-705-0081 for a quote.
Every detail counts: Your artwork will be in trusted hands with the highest quality 100% Archival Picture Framing in NYC, New Haven and Miami
To create this custom picture frame for this Mr. Brainwash piece, we floated the artwork using Japanese paper and rice paste Float mounting techniques, which ensures the stability of the work will endure beautifully over time. For custom framing a larger artwork such as this one by Mr. Brainwash, three different types of hinging were used including pull through and V-hinging to allow the raw edges of the artwork to appear floating on mattboard inside a closed corner shadowbox frame.
As the artwork was painted with layers of collage, mixed media, cartoons and cardboard, our client wanted to see the piece floated, where the edges of the artwork are exposed for a beautiful and clean finish. Check out our process to create this framing finish using Japanese rice paper mounting techniques!
Take an inside look at the Frames and Stretchers Studio as we build this custom shadowbox frame with Japanese rice paper mounting for a Mr. Brainwash artwork!
We build all of our projects in-house with 100% archival materials. All of our projects are handled with the greatest care to prioritize the conservation of your artwork and to make sure our clients will be fully satisfied and wowed with our custom picture framing results.
For any further questions about how we can assist with canvas stretching, photo printing, art crating, and custom picture framing services we would love to hear from you! Please reach out to us for any of your framing needs, or view our 5 star reviews to see how Frames and Stretchers in NYC, New Haven and Miami is leading the way for innovative, engineered and beautiful custom picture framing projects.
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Using Japanese paper and wheat paste:
We always recommend conservation methods at Frames and Stretchers especially for floating paper artwork. Primarily, you should only float your artwork using Japanese paper and wheat paste. Japanese paper is best because it expands and contracts with the paper artwork. In other words, it is flexible. Wheat paste is a perfect adhesive because it won’t discolor artwork, is strong, and is water soluble. No matter how much time has passed, wheat paste can still be removed easily, unlike other adhesives.
A workshop we had about Japanese paper and wheat paste.
A little history:
Using wheat paste and Japanese paper is actually an ancient method that has been used in Japanese scroll making for thousands of years. Traditional Japanese scrolls containing wheat paste and silk backings for flexibility were popular during the Kamakura period in 1185. Even today, during restorations of older Japanese art, wheat paste is used to repair and reinforce paintings. Museums also use this method to hinge paper artwork.
An Andy Warhol print we floated using Japanese paper and wheat paste.
Finally, remember it is important to use acid free materials when conservation framing your artwork. Materials containing acid will discolor and breakdown paper over time. Using acid free Japanese paper and wheat paste to float your artwork will ensure that it can be enjoyed for years to come.