What We Framed in May

Celebrating custom frames and framed photo projects from the Spring

Summer is upon us, and in addition to the many graduation celebrations taking place, we are celebrating some of the best feats of online custom framing completed by our customers during recent months.

From original artwork to limited edition posters, a favorite photo to a thoughtful gift, the goal of every custom framing project is the same: Satisfaction, pride and joy over the final work of art hanging on the wall.

DIY Custom Framing Kits from Level

Image Credit: @goddessfries on Instagram

Using our DIY custom framing kit which comes with everything you need to frame at home, Seth framed this striking painting from the artist Merrilee Challiss in our all wood, black gallery frame.

To show off the edges of the paper, it was floated on top of a black mat board with an inch of space surrounding the artwork. The black mat combines with the frame to create a dark background that really sets off the bright colors in the painting.

Learn more about what it means to float mount your art and photos and when you may want to consider this treatment.

And with the addition of our UV-protective picture framing glaze, the artwork is fully protected from rays that could damage or fade it over time. Each component used in our custom frames is archival and acid-free.

Custom frame from home

Image Credit: @haleybowenart on Instagram

Also taking advantage of the float mounting option available with our at home custom frames, figurative artist Hayley Bowen framed one of her own pieces in the 3/4" soft gold profile that pairs a gold face with a brushed wood side.

As you can see, the print is floating on top of the matting so that the edges and artist signature in the bottom right corner are fully revealed.

Online custom frames from Level

Thanks, Hayley, for sharing this beautiful portrait and the final results of the framing!

To see more of Hayley Bowen's work, check out her portfolio and artist website.

Custom framed photo with matting

Image Credit: @jake_safraty on Instagram

Photographer Jake Safarty has been making photos since he was 12 years old, and is rarely without a camera. Much of his work is concentrated on travel and photojournalism, as well as portraits deconstructing the human form and traditional ideas about humanness and beauty.

We love this photo of a Koi and dreamlike reflections on the water in Ubud, Bali, and it looks amazing framed and matted.

Note the 1/4" border of white space between the image and the edge of the matting. Usually, the mat will overlap the image, but this intentional mat placement creates a sophisticated look and an extra visual layer to complete the overall look.

Ask us how you can frame a photo with a similar mat border style.

Collage picture frame artwork

Image credit: @eyeswithoutaface on Instagram

When it takes more than one image to tell a story, a collage picture frame is the way to go. Our collage frames allow you to frame up to five images together, each with its own mat window opening.

Jason Edmiston is a fine artist and illustrator often inspired by the world of pop culture, covering characters and subjects from movies, comic books, toys and retro style advertising. For reasons that are self-explanatory, he paired these two limited-edition prints together and left a margin around the image to reveal the edition numbers and his signature. The final result is an arresting presentation and perfect use of a collage.

We hope you're feeling inspired to custom frame your own artwork or frame a photo, and are standing by to help with any and all of your online custom framing needs.

We can't wait to see the final results!