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Your Frame Shop on Corner Frames

Amarisco Framing & Mounting Artarmon - Friday, July 06, 2018

The impact of our increasingly urbanised populations here in Australia has been notable. It goes well beyond crafting smaller bathroom and kitchen configurations, and has even extended itself in to the area of home décor. The art world, of course, obliges us with some unique solutions, and picture framing is just one example of this ingenuity.

Corner frames are gaining in popularity among frame shops in Sydney, and for good reason. Their angled orientation allows one to fit artworks in to corners and edges, making use of spots that might not be as functional as hanging spots for your typical flat frame. By expanding the available spaces for hanging art work, these frames have suddenly opened up a wealth of possibilities for the presentation and display of art work.

This style of picture framing utilises either a convex or a concave arrangement, depending on the angle that they are occupying, with two adjoining glass covers. The trick is to choose the right form of art work: certain pieces, especially those that must be viewed from afar, can run in to problems with perspective, and lighting.

By controlling the lighting available to the art work, you can help it to present itself evenly. However, it is better to select art work that either runs in two phases, or doesn’t need to be viewed as a holistic entity, to be appreciated fully when oriented on an edge or corner.

Frame shops in Sydney, such as your friends at Amarisco, can help you to find a framing arrangement that suits almost any artwork, any home, and any presentation style. For more information on how we can help you, give us a call today.

Your Frame Shop on Business Art

Amarisco Framing & Mounting Artarmon - Thursday, June 21, 2018

The modern work space has changed profoundly over the course of recent years. The value of good staff has become the Rosetta Stone for success, but offering competitive wages are only one part of attracting such pivotal staff members. Your workplace must appeal to these young guns as well, and art has become an important aspect of that.

Proper picture framing and provocative art work has become de rigeur in many corporate offices today. When one of these sought-after employees pays the office a visit, a strong visual aspect can help to encourage them to sign on and join in the fun, as it speaks to the beauty to the office and the attention to detail of the fitout. But aesthetics and appeal aren’t the only reason.

A study at Exeter University has shown that provocative surroundings, including strong corporate art, can make a noted difference in the productivity of a given worker – up to twenty percent, in some cases. This means that across the board, a well-decorated office can encourage your employees to give their all, day to day.

Artwork on the walls encourages not only productivity – it can extend itself in to encouraging other areas, especially those involving creativity. It can bring people out of their shells somewhat, and encourage them to voice their opinions. It can also reduce stress – a huge issue is some sectors, such as law.

As your frame shop and picture framing experts for Sydney, Amarisco can help you to transform your artwork in to a thought-provoking and inspiring decoration for the office. Contact us today to find out more.

Picture Framing for Sydney and the Floating Frame

Amarisco Framing & Mounting Artarmon - Monday, June 04, 2018

Because picture framers in Sydney are surrounded by creative clients, there is always new ground being broken in the exhibition and presentation of art, photography, and sports memorabilia. Our clients here at Amarisco Picture Framing are often searching for the next great method of displaying their coveted art, and contrary to popular beliefs, picture framing in Sydney is still evolving.

One of the most exciting new methods of framing has recently been developed, primarily for use by stretched canvas, but with potential for use across the field. Sunken, or floating frames, have found a home in many fields, and their novel look has been making waves across the industry.

This framing style incorporates an edgeless piece, mounted on a black background, set in a coverless frame, with a gap between the edge of the canvas and the sides of the frame. It projects a standalone quality to the canvas, letting it be viewed more clearly and distinctly from the black background of the frame, rather than the often-pale walls on which it would normally be mounted.

Floating framing draws the eye towards the depth of the image in question. It allows it to stand out more vividly and clearly, right to the very edge and beyond, without sacrificing the safety of a piece by making it purely frame-free. Picture framers in Sydney often look to this method for pieces with a vertical aspect they want to emphasise.

Quite simply, it provides a new method of making a piece stand out from the wall. For more information on how this style of framing can change the way that you display your art, contact your friends at Amarisco Picture Framing in Sydney for a chat.

Ready Made Frames Versus Custom Picture Frames

Amarisco Framing & Mounting Artarmon - Wednesday, May 23, 2018

How To Choose The Right Frame Shop

Amarisco Framing & Mounting Artarmon - Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Picture Framing for Sydney's Collages

Amarisco Framing & Mounting Artarmon - Thursday, March 08, 2018

Picture frame collages have risen in popularity of late, especially as it has become easier and easier to take hundreds of digital photos, and for them to turn out well. Now, it is common for families to have dozens of photos of themselves, spread throughout the house, or in a collage-esque design pattern.

These collages are often set out in a loose geometrical shape, typically on one wall, or perhaps sharing a corner. With perhaps ten to twenty individual photos, there is sometimes a travel motif, or a romantic one at work – but in any case, proper framing will need to happen, to protect each photo and to ensure that it is preserved.

In the past, most of these collages incorporated a similar frame. Buying in bulk, for projects of such magnitude, was the cost-effective – if predictable – solution. However, as creative types have taken the project on, newer, quirkier styles have taken their place. Picture framing in Sydney has begun to search out new matches.

For many, the task has become how to match a given photo to the frame, within the confines of the project. This enters us in to the realm of how to properly suit a frame to the motif and theme of the photo.

In field as subjective as this, personal preference reigns. But there are some notions that can suit any given photo. For example, a more serious and formal photo deserves a more stripped-back and professional frame. A classic photo, perhaps of someone's grandparents, could be better suited to a more ornate wooden frame. A romantic shot could occupy a brighter frame, with softer edges.

As with so many aspects of photography, there are no rules here. There is only taste, and the ability to create something new and personal is one of the reasons that we enjoy enhancing artwork, memorabilia, and photographs here at Amarisco. So let your imagination run wild when framing pictures here in Sydney, we can make them come alive for you.

Protective UV Filtering Glass from your Favourite Frame Shop

Amarisco Framing & Mounting Artarmon - Thursday, March 08, 2018

At Amarisco, we are a frame shop that specialises in creating a lasting and matching frame, to preserve and display photos, artwork, and memorabilia for the long-term. We know the high regard in which your favourite photos are held, and as part of our value promise, we want to ensure that your frame and piece are there for you for years to come.

This is a key reason for you to consider including a UV filtering glass pane on your piece. By installing this filter, you are preventing the piece from becoming faded over time due to exposure to harmful sunlight.

Without altering your view of the piece, a UV filter is able to remove 99% of harmful UV rays. Left unprotected, UV has the ability to fade and deteriorate the sharpness of the image, the contrast of delicate paintwork, and the ‘just-worn’ aspect of any of your sports memorabilia, jerseys and shirts included.

While it will not protect it from every potential source of danger, it can remove a common source of deterioration. And as a plus, you are no longer limited to the whereabouts of your photo or display hanging. It can be positioned in a spot that catches some natural light, all the better to enjoy the piece, and to ensure it gets noticed by guests at your home or business.

A frame, and a professional frame shop, knows the value of your memorabilia, photo, or artwork, and we at Amarisco want to ensure that it stays in peak condition for many years. Enquire about these UV filtering frames today.

Sydney’s Picture Framing Experts and the Gift of a Good Picture

Amarisco Framing & Mounting Artarmon - Friday, December 01, 2017

Picture framing in Sydney is often associated with the standards of housekeeping. Many a framed photo has been a part of the indoor scenery for so long, it has become somewhat superfluous. Variety is the spice of life, however, and at Christmas time, you can use your gift-giving kindness to revive some photos from around the home.

Picture framing in Sydney always becomes busier in the lead-up to Christmas. It is the perfect gift: it can either revive a faded photo, or it can make memories permanent ones. It can safeguard beloved art, or ensure that sports mementos are kept in mint condition.

But most of all, it is far more personal. A good photo, framed and preserved properly, means you have acknowledged the taste and the memory cherished by the receiving party. You have taken care to make sure that they have something to keep the memory safe and in good form, for the long term. In contrast to the stock-standard gift of a bottle of wine or a gift card, here you have spoken far more directly to the individual.

At Amarisco, we can take care to ensure that your photo, piece of art, or sports memorabilia is preserved and displayed perfectly. With our wealth of experience and passion for our work, we take care to provide a wealth of options for each framing job we tackle, to ensure that it suits you, the home where it will reside, and the display piece itself.

To find out what we can do for you this Christmas, contact our friendly team today.

Sydney’s Picture Framing Experts on Block Mounting

Amarisco Framing & Mounting Artarmon - Friday, October 27, 2017

The emphasis, when framing a photo or a piece of art, is to highlight and draw the eyes of the viewer towards the focal point of the piece. A frame isn't there to distract or serve as a draw in its own right - its job is that of the subsidiary.

But when regular frames, even the most Spartan, are still too much, we often point our clients in the direction of the block mount. Moulded to a wooden or cork frame, a block mounted photo provides the ultimate in minimalism.

Photos can be printed and mounted on a variety of different styles of blocks, but picture framing in Sydney typically focuses on fibre boards. They need not be extremely hard-wearing or toughened, as they will usually reside indoors. And the fibre board is also easier on the backing wall.

The lack of a frame, and the resulting lack of an edge, offers a unique flat perspective to the photo in question. It reduces any issues of glare, light reflecting off the glass in a typical frame.

Block mounted photos, and their flat, one-piece construction, allows not only for easy, multi-angle viewing, usable in a variety of lighting conditions - they are also ideal for those of us who might move frequently, or who need a hard-wearing photo options for those areas that might be jarred more often. They are capable of retaining their strength over time, and have been among the longest-lasting photo framing or mounting options to be found anywhere.

For more information on the unique block framing method employed by your local experts at Amarisco, or to get tips on your framing projects, contact us today! As Sydney's framing experts, we are always keen to discuss our craft.

Framing Pictures for Sydney: What to look for?

Amarisco Framing & Mounting Artarmon - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Framing pictures for our Sydney clients involves a balancing act of different factors and variables, many more than many people realise. We strive to be the best in our field, and this has led us to incorporate more and more details in to our choices of frames for the photos, and memorabilia, that wind up at our door. Here are some of the questions we ask ourselves before choosing a frame.

What shape is your photo in?

Frames aren’t just mean to serve as highlights – they also serve to protect vulnerable photos and memorabilia from the ravages of time, sunlight, dust, and wear. To frame a photo is to memorialise a moment, and that moment must be lasting within the frame. If a precious photo is showing signs of wear, we will choose a frame that prioritises its protection – without, of course, sacrificing the aesthetic.

Placement

Museum art pieces exist in a well-regulated environment, one that ensures humidity and UV levels are not at a level high enough to damage the painting – while ensuring that the colours are still displayed vividly and well. If your piece is being hung in a vulnerable spot, we must take steps to ensure that its environment within the frame will preserve it.

To what period does it relate?

Particularly in the context of fine art and paintings, it helps to match up the intended period of the painting with the frame. A watercolour in the spirit of the romantic period will look odd in an ultra-modern alloy frame, while a modern art piece will not suit an opaque and broad wooden frame.

Picture framing in Sydney is a complex affair, and this is just a sample of what we must consider before putting your piece behind glass. For more information, contact us today.



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