Holidays at Foursided: Halloween

As All Hallows' Eve creeps closer and closer, Chicago's ghosts and ghouls are frantically scrambling about in preparation for October 31st. Foursided is everyone's favorite one-stop Halloween shop for the living... 
and the living dead. 

Want to throw the spookiest Halloween bash? Check out our wide variety of party supplies! We have everything from banners and paper fans to masks, napkins, and wart-nosed witch drink stirrers (it's true). 

Forgot to send your parents a card for their anniversary? Hey, it happens. Make up for it by wishing them a Happy Halloween! We've got you covered with a huge assortment of cards that will make anyone smile... and the hairs stand up on the back of their neck. 

From dangling devils to everyone's favorite underdog on the hit show "Stranger Things," Halloween home decor is in abundance here at Foursided. Fill your windows with our light up jack-o-lanterns, strategically place some skeletons on your porch, fill your home with the scent of "witches brew" and you'll be the talk of the town!

Lastly... don't forget about our vintage Halloween collection! You'll scream with delight (and horror) at some of these freaky finds. 


Abstract Framing

After many complex specialty orders, framing an oversize original piece of art can look deceptively simple. Artist Ian Schmidt ( created this stunning piece for our clients who smartly framed it with a preservation savvy, classic appeal.

The paper had some wear and micro-tears, with a lot of bubbling from the density of brushstrokes. It required careful handling and special mounting to flatten it out. We decided the piece didn't need the extra design element of a mat to extend or formalize it, but instead maintained the free flowing form of the original art.

We used acrylic on the piece in lieu of glass for safety reasons (acrylic is much lighter than glass on the wall and won't shatter if it falls). Also, acrylic can sit directly on top of the paint medium without harming it in most cases.

Completed with a simple matte black frame, this piece will make an eye-catching statement in any home. Gorgeous, no?

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Pin Game on Point

Enamel pins, patches and flair have made such a massive comeback that walking down the street can be a major 80's throwback. This framing customer was way ahead of the trend with his ultimate collection of enamel pins dating back years!

The consultation process for a piece like this can be extensive. Collaborating and laying out two well-balanced, vertical pieces with appropriate spacing and color between each pin is essential. When finally the arrangement is settled, we take photographs to capture and recreate placement exactly.

We chose a gray matboard to contrast the pins and used a double mat to strengthen any angular qualities in the piece. After the mat is cut, we punctured each pin through the backing so they could lay perfectly flat. 

A classic matte black frame finishes off the look beautifully. The end result is a colorful masterpiece, with subdued tones keepin' it classy. Anyone have a pin collection that could contend with this one? Didn't think so. #pingame