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Framing News
February, 2015
Tea Rose Red
Motawi TIle
Discontinued
(One left in stock)

Motawi Tile Tea Rose Red  
Motawi Tile works has discontinued the popular "Tea Rose Red" tile. We have one left in stock. It is being replaced by the "Tea Rose Tangerine" and "Tea Rose Red/Orange." See all our Motawi Tiles! They make beautiful  Valentine's Day gifts.
Frame Your Valentine!
Frame Your Valentine!Our 12" x 12" "Social Media"  frames make great Valentine's gifts and a neat way to preserve and display you Valentine photos. $65 Includes shipping, & $80 if you upload or email your photos to us for printing & insertion in the frame for you
Hand Crafted
Valentine's Cards 
For your special someone!
Hand-Crafted Valentine's Cards  


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We Love Framing

This month we have just returned from the national framing convention in Las Vegas. We return full of new ideas, more preservation framing education, and beautiful new products to share with you. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, we wish you and all those you love a Happy Valentine's Day.  
Motawi Tiles for Your Valentine 
New Tiles with Reds!

Motawi Tile
New in our shop:  Headbanger based on a design by wildlife artist, Charley Harper. You might also like his Lady Bug White and Lady Bug Sampler White.

Below are two examples of Motawi Flowers.

Little Journeys Red, on the left, is adapted from Dard Hunter's 1909 book cover design for Elbert Hubbard's Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Business Men.

On the right is Dard Hunter's iconic Rose design that helped define the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Red Flower Motawi Tiles for Valentine's Day
Mortise & Tenon frame.
Frame of the month:
A-Street Mortise & Tenon frame

An Asian painting on silk, floated on an off-white, acid free backing, framed in a dark cherry A-Street Mortise and Tenon frame. We glazed it with Tru Vue Museum Glass elevated above the painting using spacers.

 

 

Corporate Framing Case Study: 
"Wonder Team" Phi Kappa Psi memorial, Berkeley
Phi Kappa Psi - Berkeley

In November we completed a large framing project for the California Gamma of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. The project involved scanning, touch-up, preserving, and re-framing a large number of class composite photos, original antique photos, fraternity memorabilia, and sports photos and jerseys. We redesigned some items from concept photos and old documents, and simply framed others. The project was part of a larger architectural renovation of the Phi Kappa Psi house.
Specialty Mat Cutting 
Guardians of the Galaxy

The owner of this original concept drawing for the "Guardians of the Galaxy" film wanted a mat cut to match the film's logo.The artwork floats on Crescent Couture "Molten Gold," 100% cotton rag matting.The top mat is cut from a silky Crescent "Etched Black." We've used UV filtering glass to protect the inks from fading. The frame is a simple matte black metal. Learn more about our Specialty Mat Cutting service!
Framed Origianl Guardians of the Galaxy Drawing
Serious Business 
Having Fun at the WCAF 2015 Convention

Kirstie at the 2015 WCAF Convention We had such an interesting time at the West Coast Art and Frame Show and PPFA National Conference this year. Classes by Paul Macfarland and Hugh Phibbs on preservation hinging were extremely informative and helpful. We are coming back to the shop full of new ideas, and design knowledge so we can provide the best care for the art we frame. Continuing education energizes us and helps us strive to be our personal best. RIght, Kirstie poses in a large frame and mat display near the Crescent Matboard booth
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