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.
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.
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.
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.
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.