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

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

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?

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.

Bringing some depth to Sport Memorabilia Framing

Framing your sport memorabilia is an ideal method of preserving memories in their pristine state. In the absence of such fine treatment, jerseys and other articles can lose their appeal, their good condition, or worse, become lost in the shuffle.

Framers have long made a habit of putting unique articles up on the wall, but these frames have often struggled with bulkier items. In the absence of objects that can be laid out flat, frames struggle. This is a pity, as many articles of sport memorabilia are not conducive to this treatment. Luckily, your innovative framers at Amarisco have managed to find a solution.

Our new frames operate almost more like a display case hanging on your wall. With proper support and pegging for your article, these pieces can now be displayed in all their three-dimensional glory, in striking, deep frames.

Such articles that have received this treatment include such things as racing goggles, hats, caps, and sculptures, but there is almost no limit on the extent to which this practice expands the potential for bits and pieces to become a stylish part of your wall.

Best yet are the display capabilities offered by these cases. With the deeper cases come the opportunities to augment the lighting and shade elements of the display. With proper lighting, the object casts its shadow down on to the backdrop, and adds a view that augments the look and shape of the piece.

With this broader range of possibilities, we at Amarisco can take care of your favourite sports memorabilia, with a new method of framing and protecting it. We can ensure that your fondest memories are preserved for years to come.

Sports Memorabilia and Picture Framing and Placement: How to Highlight

When you have invested the time and cash by framing a piece of coveted art, a picture, or sports memorabilia, you will want it’s attributes to be on full display in your home. It wouldn’t do to have it languishing in a disused corner of your home, or accompanying art of a different motif. Your choice of location can be vital in how this piece is viewed within your castle.

As with real estate, so too does location play a huge role in the placement of your framed photo or memorabilia. The viewing distance must be able to take in the entirety of the piece, while details need both a long and short viewing distances to be properly appreciated.

Along with this, the lighting in the area of your piece must properly reflect the colours, and the detail, of the piece. It must be well-enough illuminated to grasp the intricacies of the piece. However, direct sunlight, and even indirect reflected light, can fade your coveted piece, even behind the best of frames. It pays to place them where they will not be exposed directly.

Another option for highlighting your piece is the installation of independent lighting, aimed directly at the piece, in the form of mini spotlights. These can be used only when the piece is desired to be seen, and can be turned off – to prevent fading, and save energy – when you are not around.

At Amarisco, we can advise you on dozens on methods of taking care of whatever you have being a frame. We can protect and enrich your piece, protecting it while highlighting its best features. We are Sydney’s sports memorabilia and picture framing experts, and we’re always up for a chat. Contact us today!!