Custom Framing Guide

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5 Female Artists You'll Love

March 09 2018

Yesterday was International Women's Day! While McDonald's flipped their arches, we celebrated by putting together a list of just a few of the awesome female artists we're loving lately. Their work is all stylistically and thematically different, so we just know you'll find something on this list that'll complement your personal style. Of course, we've also sprinkled in some framing suggestions, just in case you're looking to add a new piece or two to your custom framed art collection.


1. Donna Yan

Image source: Donna Yan

Donna Yan is a …

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4 Perfect (Customer) Photos for Picture Framing Inspiration

March 02 2018

One of our favorite things is seeing photos shared by our customers of their framed artwork hung up in their homes and offices. Not only do we get to see the final product of our work, but we get some seriously great design inspiration shots and a glimpse into every customer's personal style and creativity. We want to make custom framing easier, better and more convenient so every space of yours can feel more like home.

In this post, we wanted to invite you along for the ride by sharing some of our favorite customer photos and the …

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5 Photography Projects to Try This Year

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

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

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

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

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 Hang a Picture Frame

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?

Our step-by-step guide on how to properly hang your frames will help you avoid these irritating issues anymore. If you still have an empty frame and are wondering how to properly mount your artwork, check out the instructional guide that will guide you through this …

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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Frame Color

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. However, 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.

Our unique frame builder is a very useful tool that can help you better visualize how different frame and mat styles will match whatever it is you're looking to frame.

Give it a go with the button below, by first …

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Introducing Dot Press for Artists & Photographers

July 14 2017

Our mission at Level Frames is making it easier, less expensive and more intuitive to custom frame your artwork and photos. We do this by bringing the whole experience online, cutting out the middlemen and delivering our handcrafted, museum-quality frames right to your door.

In framing for hundreds of artists, photographers and galleries, we've picked up on the frustrations they encounter in selling framed versions of their own work. Dealing with framing requests and figuring out shipping is non-trivial, and takes time away from …

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Framing Case Study: How Vet Pronto Delights Pet Owners

July 07 2017

VetPronto is the biggest house call veterinary service in the US.

They offer extraordinary levels of care to pets where they are most comfortable, in their own homes. Taking care of pet owners is another thing VetPronto does well. Knowing how special each pet is to their family, the company decided to surprise a number of its long-time clients with framed pc of their cats and dogs.

In the spirt of going above and beyond, they commissioned an illustrator to depict each pet across a range of artistic styles to make them truly unique.

But …

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Your Guide To Framed Art For Small Spaces

July 05 2017

Less Is More

When it comes to decorating, spatial efficiency is not only limited to your walking space but should also include your walls. This requires some thought since with too much art on your walls, your home can actually look smaller than it actually is. It's crucial to strike a visual balance of art versus empty wall space so your home looks more cozy than cluttered. Here are a few art hanging tips and tricks to maximize your decor even in a small space.

1. Keep It Simple

Framing is our passion, but not every wall needs to be …

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