Bevels & Pixels

A Blog by Level Frames

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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Apps We Love: Google's PhotoScan

By - October 24 2017

When shooting with a digital camera or smartphone, each image is available almost immediately for editing, storing, sharing, printing and even custom framing. But what about the troves of physical prints hiding out in shoeboxes and family photo albums?

There's now an easy way to share and preserve those photos, opening up new ways to treasure the memories they hold.

Meet PhotoScan

PhotoScan is an app for iPhone and Android designed to turn any print into a digital image and help it look its best. It's a lifesaver if you don't have …

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Your Guide to Creative Framed Wedding Gifts

By - October 13 2017

We may have made it through the summer wedding season, but now that it's properly autumn, we're back in the thick of it. Either way, it's never a bad time to stockpile gift ideas.

If your friend or family member is getting hitched and you want to do more than just slip cash into a card, or even if you're the bride/groom looking for a creative, easy way to commemorate the big day, we've got you covered below.


When You Know the Newlyweds

Create a Custom Collage Frame


Source: (Unsplash L-R) Petr Ovralov, Jeremy Wong, Josh Applegate, Ari …

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4 Reasons to Go with Custom Framing

By - September 29 2017

The price tag on ready-made frames from places like Ikea can be tempting, but when it comes to protecting treasured posters, photos or prints for the long haul it pays to do a little research. When choosing how to frame, keep in mind that the quality of materials used can drastically affect the condition of your artwork or pictures over time.

So, while it's no secret that custom frames cost more than their off-the-shelf counterparts, let's break down four reasons why it's probably worth the investment:

1. Protect Your Art

Whether you've …

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How to Hang a Picture Frame

By - September 01 2017

There's nothing more frustrating than backing away from your wall and noticing that your picture frame is hung too high, too low, slightly crooked, or not centered. What do you do now? Do you live with this ill-fitting placement or hammer in the nail and hook once again? Hopefully with our step-by-step guide on how to properly hang your frames, you won't ever encounter these irritating issues anymore.

All Level frames include the necessary items and hanging hardware needed to complete this task -- all you need is a hammer and the right …

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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Frame Color

By - July 20 2017

Profile color is one of the more distinctive features we notice when first looking at a frame, and the right one can complement the artwork perfectly. But not paying enough attention to this choice can lead to a frame that either overpowers the artwork inside, or doesn't give it the sense of importance it deserves.

We've compiled a quick list of things to consider when you're choosing a frame color to best suit the art you're looking to frame.


1. What is the medium of the art?

Source: Hypebeast

Medium refers to the different types of …

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  1. ​5 Websites for Free Art, Images & Photos (to Print & Frame)
  2. Apps We Love: Google's PhotoScan
  3. Stand Out With These Special & Quick Framed Gift Ideas
  4. Your Guide to Creative Framed Wedding Gifts
  5. Tell Your Stories With Collage Picture Frames (Ideas Included)
  6. Photo Apps We Love: Prisma
  7. How to Frame your Prints, Posters and Pictures
  8. Oversize Prints and Frames