Ideas for Custom Framing

Serving Tray

Custom framing can enable you to design a beautiful serving tray. Your options for this piece are virtually infinite, from enlarged photographs to a collection of coins. You could even use a mirror for an inventive tray. Add handles to each side of the piece. Use the tray for serving beverages. You could also place it on a table or sideboard to hold flowers or candles.

Matting Ideas

A single mat may be standard, but explore other options to make a piece pop with color and interest. A double mat enables you to add two colors, one more subtle and one more dominant. A triple mat gives you even more opportunity to inject color into the piece. Consider a fileted or scalloped edge of the mat for a fancy finish. Adding a space between two mat layers creates dimension and depth in the picture. Feel free to stray from traditional square or rectangular openings with unusual or irregular shapes. Mats can also have vibrantly bright colors or neutral shades. Mats can even be made out of fabric with different textures and patterns.

Pictures within a Picture

Hang a large, open frame