Custom Picture and Art Framing in San Diego County
We have been in the industry for close to 40 years and know all facets of picture framing. Attention to detail is our primary concern. We have a beautifully designed showroom and our workshop is clean and organized. We always tell clients if they want to know what quality of work a frame shop does then check out the work area. If it’s messy keep going.
Oil Paint, Water Color, Pastels & Canvas Framing
The different forms of art require different methods of framing. Watercolors and Pastels both require a mat or combination mat to avoid the glass from directly touching the art.
You should never apply glass to an oil-painting because the oils need room to breathe.
Oval and round frames come in various sizes, profiles, and finishes. Choose from one of our in stock oval frames or have one ordered to size.
Shadowbox frames come in different depths to accommodate various 3-dimensional objects that you would like to have framed. Sports objects, collectors plates, medals, clothing, and jewelry are just a few of the different items that one may wanted to have framed in a shadowbox.
because the oils need room to breathe.
Framing a mirror allows you the freedom to choose what size and style you want. Just tell us the size needed, pick a frame, choose whether you would like a beveled or non-beveled edge, and we’ll do the rest.
Frame & Mat Design
Choosing the right size, color, texture, and style all work together to enhance your artwork while also complimenting your unique personality and home decor. With thousands of frame and mat samples, the design possibilities may seem overwhelming. This is where our experienced staff can assist you in choosing the perfect design to enhance your artwork. One big rule of thumb is to never choose a frame to match your furniture. A piece of art has to stand on its own merit and beauty.
Fabric Mat Selection & Design
Using fabric mats allows a larger variety of colors and textures to enhance a luxurious look for your art. You can choose a fabric that matches your decor. For a formal look you may consider a silk or textured linen, whereas a rustic look would require a coarse burlap.
We also recommend using a fillet. These are narrow strips of wood with various finishes, set in between the mat and the art. Adding a fillet may be that finishing touch your piece of art needs.
Bring in any of your precious photos, art you’ve acquired through your travels, or your memorabilia. We have a variety of framed and unframed art such as oil paintings, lithographs, and shadowboxes that we have displayed in our showroom. We also provide corporate and commercial art.
Oval Mats, Cut Outs & Multiple Opening Mats
Ovals and other design mats can greatly enhance the appearance of your artwork. In order to create the best look, one should consider the size and shape of the art, width of the frame, and the space where it will be hung. Collages are created by cutting multiple openings, with a variety of shapes and sizes in one mat. Creative matting can make your display unique to any other that you have seen.