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Framing Favorites: Fly that W


It's been a long time since we've seen our Cubs make it to the World Series (71 years to be exact)! As the games begin, Chicago residents are finding many creative ways to show their team spirit. Here at Foursided, we ask ourselves, "is there any better way to celebrate and show our Cubs pride than to frame our covetable Cub stuff?" Pssh, no. And so we did. 


This was a tough one to choose a frame color for. After much deliberation, we decided to go with solid black frame to not distract from any of the super cool stuff going inside.

Tip: When choosing a frame, we like to blur our eyes to try and get a sense of the overall picture. That way, it's easy to tell if your frame is pulling too much focus or simply adding to the awesomeness of the piece. 


Once on the framing table, we began putting everything in its place. It's important to make sure everything is really secure so as time passes, the memorabilia stays in tip-top shape.


After a good brushing off and double checking of measurements, this beauty was just itching to hang from a wall somewhere! 


And drumroll, please. 


We couldn't be happier with this piece! Have some Cub's memorabilia of your own? Maybe you were at the historic playoff game? Or maybe you're just the number one Cubs fan... ever? Let Foursided showcase your memories! 

Abstract Framing

After many complex specialty orders, framing an oversize original piece of art can look deceptively simple. Artist Ian Schmidt (sorrowsandbones.tumblr.com) 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?

Interior shot by: pufikhomes.com

 

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