Perimeter Mounting for Art on Paper

Posted on October 27, 2020 by Bethany Hughes

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.


Archival Perimeter Mounting for this personal letter dated 1996

We use Japanese paper and secured a binding around the piece with a series of expert folds. Applying rice paste to the Japanese paper adheres the artwork safely and securely to the matboard. This ensures no part of the artwork directly receives any glue or treatments that could cause discoloration or fading over time.

When we frame works on paper using Perimeter Mounting with the Japanese paper and rice paste method, the final results will be the highest quality conservation framing, 100% archival and reversible, should you wish to change the framing style over time. 

best-preservtion-conservation-framing-perimeter-mounting-by-frames-and-stretchers-nycPreparing 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. 

Please feel free to connect with us by calling 
347-705-0081, or we also have the option for our loyal and new clients to book a free Video Consultation with one of our framing team members, who will be happy to provide recommendations and answer any questions relating to your next custom framing or stretching project. 


Custom Perimeter Mounted artwork, ready for framing in our Lower East Side Studio in the Clemente Building, 107 Suffolk St, Suite 303

We would love to see you at any of our studios located in New York City; New Haven, Connecticut; and Wynwood Miami! 

Contact Us Here for a quote and ensure your artwork and memories will be preserved with the utmost care, respect, and conservation for your project. We look forward to speaking with you!

Posted in #Frames and Stretchers, archival framing, Art conservation, art delivery van, Art on Paper, Custom Framing, Damage-Free Mounting, Japanese paper, Matboard, nyc, Perimeter Mounting

Custom Shadowbox Frames for Two John Baldessari Lithographs

Posted on October 12, 2020 by Bethany Hughes


“I go back and forth between wanting to be abundantly simple and maddeningly complex” - John Baldessari

We recently had the opportunity to custom frame two stunning and thought-provoking lithographs by the American conceptual artist John Baldessari. At Frames and Stretchers, we are honored to partner with collectors, artists and galleries to offer the best museum quality custom picture framing, canvas stretching, and fine art conservation and installation services in New York City, Miami, and New Haven CT. 

To frame these historic lithographs, each artwork was floated on museum board using archival Japanese paper hinging. This archival technique allows conservationists to safely and securely mount a print to a matboard or museum board using 100% acid-free archival materials. The custom hinging process is completely reversible also so you can change the frame or remove the print if you wished for a different style of framing in the future.

A classic and contemporary gallery black hardwood frame was chosen to highlight the vibrant colors and filmic textures of these gorgeous lithographs by Baldessari. The first piece is titled “Two Opponents (Blue and Yellow)” made by Baldessari in 2004 as part of a limited edition on 164 signed lithographs on Rives BFK wove paper.

Details of John Baldessari's Lithograph "Two Opponents (Blue and Yellow)" custom float mounted with Japanese rice paper hinging and a gallery black hardwood shadowbox frame

We framed this work using a float mount on warm white acid free museum board, with foamcore spacers and shadowbox museum glass that is 99% UV Protective and anti-reflective. A 2” margin on the museum board with Japanese paper hinging gives this framing design a breathable and balanced border, enhancing the edges and artist signature on the piece.


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.

The final results of custom framing stunning lithography by John Baldessari

All of our frames and stretchers can be made fully customizable to exactly your artwork’s dimensions as well as your framing goals and wishes. At Frames and Stretchers we also provide fine art shipping logistics for US and International travel, custom-fitted art crates, and our Art Delivery Van with a team of professional framers and art handlers at your service for on-site installation and delivery.

Any further questions about our custom picture framing, canvas stretching and installation services? We would love to connect and hear from you. Please feel free to Contact Us Here give us a call at 347-705-0081. We also have the option to book a free Video Consultation with one of our team members, who will be happy to provide recommendations and answer any questions relating to your next custom framing or stretching project.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted in #Frames and Stretches, archival framing, Art conservation, Art on Paper, Conceptual Art, Floater frames, Japanese paper, John Baldessari, Lithography, Lower East Side, modern art, shadowbox frame

Steel Welded Frame With Rivets for Iron Man Blueprints

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Bethany Hughes


Art and design come together to create this stunning custom welded steel frame for Iron Man blueprints

We were very excited when these blueprints from the first Iron Man movie came through our studios, and grateful to have the opportunity to design a custom welded steel frame for this one of a kind piece.

The image itself, which shows the making of the original production, is hand drawn by a master cartographer on canvas then artificially hand aged. The work came to us revealing the skillful costume design for Iron Man where all angles of the iconic armor were captured digitally, rendered and recreated by professional 3D image recreation specialists. So much of cinema history went into the making of this piece, and we were thrilled to create a custom welded metal frame to accent the presence of this work.


Artistic details added to these unique Iron Man blueprints:
Custom Rivets and Distressed Welded Metal Picture Frame gives this artwork the best quality craftmanship and conservation

All of our varieties of welded steel, metal, bronze, and our collection of unique and highest quality archival frames can be custom tailored exactly to your preferences. We created custom rivets for this Iron Man piece to add dimension and a craftsmanship of framing that complements the industrial story of this piece. 

Frames and Stretchers Custom Welded Frames - With Rivets
Available in Metal, Steel, Bronze, Gilded, Copper, Aluminum, Mirror Polished, Distressed and more!

At our studios in New Haven, NYC, and Miami, our framing experts are more than happy to create any custom designs you can imagine. We look forward to offering you the best custom picture framing, canvas stretching and assistance with all your fine art needs. We only use 100% Archival Materials with Fine Art Conservation for your artwork being our highest priority. 


An in process look at creating the frame for Iron Man blueprints, with our artisan and custom picture framing in New York City

Watch how our team builds a welded steel frame for this one of a kind piece!

Why Choose A Custom Frame For Your Artwork?

The benefits of Frames and Stretchers’ custom picture frames and canvas stretchers will protect your artwork from UV damage, discoloration and environmental moisture changes, while ensuring your piece will age beautifully over decades. We work one on one with artists, galleries, and collectors to create elegant contemporary frames that will highlight and protect your artwork and give it a stand out presence in any room. 

Come visit any of our studios or book an appointment with one of our framing experts for a Video Consultation about your project. We would love to hear from you and to create the best framing solutions for you and your artwork.


Our team with the finished custom welded metal frame for Iron Man Blueprints, built in our studios in Lower East Side, NYC

Frames and Stretchers Custom Specialities using 100% Archival Materials: 
  • Custom Picture Framing
  • Canvas Stretching
  • Interlocking Stretchers
  • Art Restoration
  • Art Crates
  • Art Storage Racks
  • On-Site Installation
  • Art Delivery
  • Hand Painted Frames
  • Hand Carved Frames
  • Gilded Frames
  • Welded Frames
  • Canvas Printing
  • Acrylic Face Mounting
  • Aluminum Mounting
  • Matting
  • Shadow Boxes
  • Plexiglass Display Cases / Frames
  • UV-Protective / Museum Glass

For any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out! Our team at Frames and Stretchers would be happy to speak with you about what kinds of services and custom options we have available, based on your preferences and goals.

Give us a call today at
347-705-0081 or Contact Us Here to receive a quote for your project! We look forward to hearing from you.

Posted in Art on Paper, Custom Framing, Iron Man, rivets, Welded Steel Frame