Bevels & Pixels

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Your Guide to Picture Frame Glazes

By - February 16 2018

Essentially sunscreen for framing, the glaze is the protective barrier that sits between the contents of any picture frame and the outside environment. It should be transparent and is usually made of glass or acrylic. This framing component plays a very important role in providing your artwork with much needed protection from air pollutants, dust, moisture, temperature fluctuations, and any physical damage.

Many ready-made frames from craft stores or big box retailers like Target or Ikea have flimsy plastic or glass glazes, so these …

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Hanging Your Frame: Tips, Tricks & What Not To Do

By - February 02 2018

Getting a favorite photo or piece of art framed is a good feeling. Realizing you now have to figure out where to hang it, and how to get it to look perfect once it's hung? Maybe not so much. If you're unfamiliar with the key fundamentals of hanging frames, or maybe just looking for some pointers, we're here to help with these tips and tricks to hopefully make your experience quick and painless.


Understanding the Hardware: Sawtooth vs. Hanging Wire


Every so often, we get questions about what kind of hanging hardware we use on the backs …

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5 Photography Projects to Try This Year

By - January 26 2018

New photography lovers and seasoned pros alike can probably relate to the feeling of being at a bit of a creative standstill, whether it's not knowing what to photograph of, or just wanting to step outside what's familiar. To help with this, we've put together this list of five ideas to stir up some inspiration to hopefully get some new and creative photos up on some walls.


1. Recreate The Past

Image source: Pinterest

Everyone loves looking through old photos, even if they can get pretty cheesy and embarrassing. After all, there's …

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5 Places to Commission Art Online, Perfect for Valentine's Day

By - January 19 2018

We're fairly fresh off the heels of the December holiday season, and you may be feeling a little burnt out in the gift idea department. In our experience, the most well-received gifts are those that are thoughtful, personalized and totally unique. With these qualities in mind, we’ve created this list of five places to commission one-of-a-kind, custom art that's perfect for your S.O., parents, and friends alike.


1. PaperHandsDesignCo

Image source: Etsy

Owned by Graphic Designer/Illustrator Brandie Kay, this adorable Etsy shop has …

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Your Guide to Double Matting

By - January 12 2018

If you're new to the world of custom framing, you may not have come across double matting before. It's a pretty simple technique, done by layering one mat on top of another so that the bottom mat acts as a decorative border around your framed artwork. It's an easy, affordable and a more unique way to add a little something extra to the finished product. Here, we offer some quick advice and break down the different ways to make accent mats work with your project and vice versa.



Option 1: The Single Accent Mat

When you're looking for a pop …

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Frameworthy DIY Projects for the Non-Artist

By - November 17 2017

With the tail end of autumn and all of winter ahead of us, there are sure to be plenty of days spent inside. If you're looking for something fun to do--alone or with the whole family--this post has got you covered. Whether or not you're historically crafty, these projects are guaranteed to keep everyone entertained during the cold months ahead and yield fun, frameable results that everyone will love.


Silhouette Art

Image source: Pinterest, Etsy

You've probably seen finished versions of this before, and maybe thought they required too …

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Your Guide to Styling Wall Art & Gallery Walls

By - November 10 2017

Now that the holidays are almost upon us, you may soon find yourself the proud owner of a few new pieces of artwork—especially if you love good home decor as much as we do. Luckily, as long as you’ve got the wall space (or not — keep reading for more on that), there are countless creative ways to display the pieces you love. Here, we break down a handful of our favorites that we hope will inspire you.


Grid Pattern

If you have an even number of similarly sized pieces, the grid pattern is pretty fail-proof. A clean design and no …

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How to Take Care of Your Picture Frame

By - November 09 2017

To make sure the contents of your frame are properly cared for and admired all-year round, it's important to clean your frame just like any piece of furniture you own. Here are a few of our top tips on the dos and don'ts when cleaning your picture frame with extra TLC.



Acrylic Glaze

If the acrylic glaze has dirt or apparent fingerprints, use a microfibre cloth to wipe it down or damp a cloth with a bit of soap and water. Custom frame orders from Level will come with an aniti-static cloth. Avoid using paper towels since they could …

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​5 Websites for Free Art, Images & Photos (to Print & Frame)

By - November 03 2017

Hanging a newly framed piece of art on a bare wall is a great feeling, but sometimes finding something you like enough to frame can be a challenge. Unless you’re an artist or photographer, frame-worthy artwork is going to wreak havoc on your wallet, right? Enter this useful list we’ve put together of 5 online resources we love for free hi-resolution images of various themes for your printing & framing pleasure.


1. Unsplash

One cool thing about Unsplash is that it's a great platform for aspiring amateur or professional photographers to …

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Stand Out With These Special & Quick Framed Gift Ideas

By - October 26 2017

With leaves falling and the temperature dropping, holiday tinsels and present shopping isn't far behind. It's true that we're barely past Halloween, but is it ever too early to think about the special people on your list?

Get a jump on your gifting so that you can relax later, and surprise someone with one of the seriously one-of-a-kind keepsakes below.

Fair warning, these sentimental framed presents will exceed expectations, but may be difficult for you to top next year.


Framed Ticket Stubs

Tickets usually get lost or tossed out by …

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