Custom Stacked Frames
While working at a custom frame shop, I often hear customers coming in for the first time and seeing our walls of corner samples saying “Wow! You have so many frames to choose from!” It’s true, we do offer MANY choices of mouldings in various colors, shapes, sizes, styles and finishes. Sometimes, though, a customer may have a piece that needs a little extra, or the customer likes something about several different frames and wishes they could combine them.
Triple stacked frame with frame, linen liner and pewter fillet. [/caption]Stacking mouldings involves taking two or more mouldings and layering them together to create a new frame. This technique really puts the custom in custom framing because it allows the many possibilities we already offer to be enhanced with countless combinations.Stacking frames may not be suitable for every project, but it can have several benefits. It can increase the width of the frame by combining thinner mouldings of similar styles to create a stronger frame. This can be a great option for certain smaller works to increase their presence.
Using 3 stacked frames to create a custom one-of-a-kind look[/caption]Stacking also means different colors and finishes can be incorporated in unique ways. This allows multiple colors or textures from a piece of art to be referenced by the frame.
Stacking 2 frames to create a custom look. For example, if your home is primarily wood finishes and your art has a color you want to emphasize, you can pair a wooden frame with a smaller inside frame that pulls that color from the painting.Lastly, stacking frames provides possibilities for combining styles of mouldings. This can be done to create a very eclectic look, which is popular in many homes today. It can also be beneficial in homes that do have a specific style that the art itself may not quite fit into.A frame that matches the style of the art can be paired with a frame that fits the style of the home to bridge the gap in a beautiful way.