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Phishin’ Eugene

I always enjoy framing things that have to do with my favorite band. Here’s a limited edition poster and ticket stub from their fall tour opener at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene that recently came into the shop.

For this project I used two layers of Crescent Select conservation matboard–with a second opening for the ticket stub–and 99% UV blocking conservation glass to protect the items. The dark brown frame–one of our value mouldings–is 1 1/4″ wide and 1″ deep, and has a slight wood grain pattern.

Limited edition print of 750 by Rich Kelly
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Halloween Shadowbox

Custom framing’s a great way to showcase three dimensional objects. Here’s a small shadowbox that I put together for Halloween/Day of the Dead featuring a bottle of Rogue Dead Guy Ale.
The silver skull frame from Direct Moulding nicely complimented the glow-in-the-dark bottle. The inner box was created from a piece of bright orange, suede covered, matboard.


I was honored to frame this front page article from our local newspaper, the Ashland Daily Tidings.

Newspapers present some inherent problems as they’re not really designed to last. The paper is very thin and extremely acidic (prone to yellowing) so special care must be taken when framing something like this; done properly though, they can become a  memento that will look great for years. 

The first step was a spritz of de-acidification spray to the paper. Each section was then trimmed and mounted to a piece of black, acid-free, foamboard. The dark background helps to minimize text on the opposite side of the page bleeding through.

Two layers of conservation-grade, solid-core, mats were used to add some depth to the piece and highlight only the relevant sections of the paper. Museum glass® was used for the best in clarity and protection while a simple, black, wood frame from Roma Moulding® finished the job.

Photographed with glass in place.