Reframe History via Custom Picture Framing

Custom Picture Framing has come along way in improving the longevity of your framed art. If you see a change in your art that is under glass it is a good idea to get things updated.

Original art is not only a financial investment it holds sentimental value, it would be a shame to have it deteriorate right in front of your own eyes. You may remember getting your art custom framed by a professional many years ago, however time has given the picture frame industry superior products to protect your art. Products like; conservation, archival mat boards, acid free foamcore, museum glass and even quality wood frames that will hold everything together securely.

Here is an example of a beautiful work of art that was custom framed possibly 30-40 years ago. The owner noticed that the art work was fading and asked if I would put Museum Glass on it.

Once the picture frame was dismantled we found that; masking tape was used instead of archival acrylic corners to hold the art, and that the art had been mounted onto cardboard not archival mat board or foamcore. Cardboard ages paper quickly and masking tape is meant to be temporary not permanent.

reframe without cardboard

Cardboard is now replaced with acid free foamcore, wire is replaced with a plastic coded wire, and finishing nails are replaced with glaciers or stainless steel brads.

reframe art to learn about the history

Some of the paper art has deteriorated, and we discovered information on the art as well by re framing this art piece.

Replace water stained mat

Old mat had a water stain on it and was not archival, it’s been replaced with cotton/rag mat which will help prevent aging or yellowing.

Reframe to replace old glass with Museum Glass

We used the original frame to save on expenses and put museum glass on which has a UV coating on it like eye glasses.

Revisiting sentimental memories can be a rewarding experience. Finding information you had forgotten or didn’t know about may improve the investment on your art.

For more information on re-framing your art please contact Susan Fae at



About artist and illustrator

I'm a textile artist, resourceful and excited about making things. Dog walks with my pooch "Charlie" is inspiring and an opportunity to develop ideas from nature and people whom we meet on our strolls. There is a story behind my art making, it's in the series, I don't make just one but many from the same idea, but! not one will look like the other, each piece of art is "one-of-a-kind".
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