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Custom Picture Framing for Mr. Brainwash Using Float Mount Technique

Posted on July 31, 2020 by Bethany Hughes

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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.


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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.

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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.

Contact Us Here today or call 347-705-0081 to speak with one of our representatives about your project—We look forward to speaking with you!

Posted in archival framing, Art conservation, Japanese rice paper mounting, Mr. Brainwash, Museum Glass, shadowbox frame

Repairing the Damage: Our Master Conservator Puts an Heirloom Back Together

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Alison Pierz

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The fully restored painting and frame

In need of art restoration? We've got you covered. Imagine you've got a precious family heirloom, that becomes horribly damaged. That happened to this beautiful seascape which a client brought to us with an extremely large tear in it. Fortunately we were able to reassure them that we could make it good as new!

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The large tear through the center of the painting prior to restoration

The Frames and Stretchers team has a master art conservator on hand. Like all of our craftspeople, Julia Rivera is an amazingly talented artist in her own right. But we use her talent to help restore artworks to their former glory. Julia is a Bronx born New York native who studied at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Puerto Rico. She also received her MA in 17th century painting and restoration at the Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy. Her art has been exhibited widely and is included in numerous international collections. 
Julia's impressive credentials include having worked in art conservation and restoration for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. So we knew we could count on her to fix this problem. 

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Conservator Julia Rivera working on the unstretched canvas

Luckily the torn out piece of canvas was available for her to reattach to the rest of the painting. After adhering it with an archival adhesive she then had to painstakingly paint back in the areas along the seam and achieve a perfect match! Once that was done a fresh piece of canvas was attached to the back to create a seamless finish. Meanwhile, other members of our team worked on repairing minor damage to the ornately carved gold frame. The final step was refitting the painting in its original frame. The end result was fantastic and the client was overjoyed!

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