Function vs. Good Looks - Framing Your Future - Church Hill Classics Blog
I just received my second diploma frame from Church Hill Classics and I love them both! I went to a couple of framing places who advertised a 50% savings, but they were still at least 25% higher in price. Thank you for your quality products at fair prices. I remain a satisfied customer.
Timothy L., Baltimore, MD

Category: Function vs. Good Looks

Using Your Imagination in 2009

Courtesy of The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute Organic-inspired Colors & Creative Decorating in a Weak Economy There are two big thoughts that come to mind if you're thinking about painting and/or decorating your home now - the economy and the season. After all, the economy is stagnant, and besides that, it's winter, and very cold in much of the country! ...

How to Frame an Animation Cel

As a framing company, we have had to handle quite a few historic and delicate pieces of art. Animation art cels are just that. A cel stands for celluloid acetate, the transparent material upon which animated films are created. With their extraordinary value and their hand crafted art, animation cels are extremely sensitive and can be easily damaged when being framed.  Animation cels are particularly vulnerable to drastic temperature and humidity changes. The cel can crack or peel from these drastic ch ...

Framing Your Television?

As televisions have evolved from large, bulky tube models into sleek, flat panel devices you can hang on a wall, many people have taken to framing their televisions to disguise their presence in the home.  For people who feel the television set is an eyesore or disrupts the flow and decor of a room, framing offers a unique and inconspicuous way to hide the set, or maybe even fool a few guests into believing it's a part of your art collection. The market for television frames is expanding quic ...

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.

Creating an Art or Photo Arrangement

If you are planning to hang several pieces of art on one wall or around a room, it is important to plan your arrangement before you begin putting holes in your wall.  Start by first measuring the space you have available- top to bottom and side to side- and then place your selected pieces on the floor to work out the desired arrangement.  Make a template of each piece by tracing the outline of the frame on paper, and then draw an arrow indicating the orientation of each piece. You can then use t ...

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.

Preservation, Proportion & Presentation in Framing

Quality picture framing is all about three P's---preservation, proportion, and presentation. The goal is to design the elements of the artwork and framing so they create a safe and complimentary presentation. The artwork, mats and frame should be a coordinated presentation with the mats and frame playing supporting roles. The artwork should always be the central focus. Preservation in Matting and Framing - The frame is intended to provide a setting for the artwork and to help integrate it into the ...

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, ...