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Conservation Terms

As a custom framer, collector, or artist, there are many terms that relate to framing and conservation that are important to be familiar with.  Check out the reference list of key terms that apply to the preservation, restoration, or framing of art and documents.

Preserving Your Wedding Dress

Have you ever looked at your Grandmother or great Grandmother's wedding gown? Besides the obvious old fashioned style, chances are the gown has holes, stains, and discolored spots all over it. These days, wedding gowns cost around $1,000 and that is on the lower end! It's a shame that most women only get the chance to wear the dress for one day after spending so much time, money and effort on such a beautiful cornerstone of your wedding day. Whether your gown is a vintage tradition or a brand new gown, use the following tips to preserve your wedding gown so it can be passed down from generation to generation just like your great Grandmother's.

How to Display Your Wedding Gown

Your wedding dress will probably be one of the most sentimental and treasured items you'll ever want to preserve and keep for generations to come. After the amount of time it takes to find the perfect dress and the memories you have wearing the dress on your special wedding day, you'll most likely want to cherish this special gown. Consider framing your wedding dress in a beautiful shadow box. This will preserve the dress, keep it safe from harmful light or dust, and allow you to pass your dress on to several generations to come. 

What to Do if you Lost your College Diploma

Lost college diplomaYour college diploma will most likely be one of the most valuable documents you will ever earn throughout your life. Have you ever thought about what would happen if you lost your diploma?

Either through an office move or a disaster such as a fire or flood, a college diploma along with other valuable documents can easily be destroyed. After all, it is only paper, but it represents so much! If this has happened to you, consider using the following tip to obtain a replacement diploma.

Shipping Frames with Glass

Since Church Hill Classics is an expert in diploma and picture framing, we have had a great deal of experience in finding the best way to safely ship frames with glass. There are many little things that come into consideration that make a big difference during the shipping process. 

Tips For Float Mounting Artwork

Many people choose to "float" mount a watercolor or other artwork so that it is suspended within in the window of a mat and the paper's raw edges are visible.  This creates a very professional and unique presentation that showcases the original nature of your piece.  It is appropriate for artwork such as watercolors that are created on a heavy weight paper and will not be damaged by mounting from the back-side of the art.

22 Graduation Tips & Resources For College Grads

Graduating college is not only stressful but can be an extremely overwhelming time in a person's life.  Aside from the fact that you have to move onto the 'real world' with a job, bills and responsibility, you are changing everything you have known for the past four years.  We have put together some tips for college graduation and hopefully how to make the next steps in your life a little easier.

Tips for Taking Great Photos of People

With the nice spring weather, you will probably have the opportunity to take many great pictures of your family and loved ones as reminder and keepsake of the time you spent together. To make your special occasions even more memorable we have come up with some tips to help you take better photos of the people around you. PLACEMENT In order to feel the emotion in photographs, focus on the eyes and mouth of the subject. For children or pets, get down to their level to really capture ...

Three Options for Showcasing Your Diploma

Once you finally earn your long-awaited college or university diploma, don't let it sit in a drawer or stay all rolled up in a tube. After all, even the tube or folder that you may use for storage is likely not acid-free - and will, in and of itself, contribute to damage over time. There are three options for showcasing your diploma. A plaque, lamination or custom framing are the choices. The safe and best choice for your diploma is custom framing.

Choosing the Perfect Frame

We've all had to frame something in our lives, whether it is a diploma, photograph, piece of art, etc.  And it sounds simple enough - you just buy a frame, throw in the art and that's it ... right?  Hardly.  No, we must first consider the size of the item you would like framed, the shape or orientation, double mat, single mat, textured mat, should it match the wall or furniture color scheme, where on the wall should it be hung, should my framed images be arranged in a certain way…whew, ...

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