The most expensive part of a custom framing order is almost always the frame. So one of the best ways to save money is to use a standard size picture frame whenever possible. The use of ready-made picture frames makes it an economical and practical alternative to framing canvas art, photographs, pastels and watercolors, especially when custom framing is not the answer to your framing needs. By using inexpensive ready-made frames, cutting custom mats to fit a standard frame and clear glass I can put it all together to make people think you had it custom framed. Even if art is an odd size, a custom mat can often be used with a standard frame.
And, if a standard size just won't do, I now make simple hand crafted frames.
Do you have a frame you would like to re-use? I can make an evaluation to see if the frame is in good repair and appropriately sized.
Contact me for your framing needs.