Original Watercolour by Patrick Turk!

Original Watercolour by Patrick Turk!

This nice little watercolour shows Pat Turk’s loose and sparse style quite well. The frame measures 16″ square making it a nice accent piece. We used a simple silver moulding with a sandy textured acid-free mat. Pat Turk is a favorite artist at Elite Framing!

Hand Finished Italian Olive Veneer Frame!

Hand Finished Italian Olive Veneer Frame!

This little original woodburning (12″ x 15″) looks fantastic in this distressed olive wood frame. Rustic yet elegant, this 1 1/4″ olive veneer really enhances the authenticity of this primitive piece. At Elite Framing in Columbia SC we specialize in choosing just the right frame for your art.

Floater Frame!  Floater Frame! Photography by Howard Hunt

Floater Frame! Floater Frame! Photography by Howard Hunt

If you have a gallery wrapped canvas and still want the finished look of a custom frame, this is the way to go. The art is offset inside the deep moulding to show the sides. We did this piece by local artist Howard Hunt titled “Shrimp Boats at St. Helena Island” for an auction. Nice contemporary look!

We Hang Art!

We Hang Art!

We recently had the pleasure of framing and hanging art for a local association’s conference room. (And it wasn’t easy! What, with the walls being flimsier than the foam board with which we mounted the posters! But we persevered.) We have always liked historical photos, especially when they represent our favorite shopping district Five Points!

Set of Four Antique Land Plats, Some Framed Front and Back!

Set of Four Antique Land Plats, Some Framed Front and Back!

This was a fun little job, a dear client allowed us to frame some old (I mean OLD! One is from 1829) land plats and deeds. We sandwiched them between two acid-free rag mats (no adhesives) and glassed them front and back. A deep hand-finished Italian distressed moulding completes the job. They aren’t inexpensive, but they will outlast all of us!

Penobscot Bay!  Framed Art for the Kid’s Room

Penobscot Bay! Framed Art for the Kid’s Room

We used a colorful green moulding for this piece, it didn’t require much!

Lovely Wedding Invitation

Lovely Wedding Invitation

What is your budget for a wedding present? Let Elite Framing in Columbia’s Five Points shopping district help you impress the bride and groom with a framed invitation. This little jewel has a linen mat and a pewter frame on it, all for under $75!

Large French Advert Poster

Large French Advert Poster

This is an impressive piece! We found this poster online (nicely printed on heavy paper with expensive, bold inks!) and framed it for a client’s kitchen. This would work in a restaurant setting, too! It measures 57″ tall x 40″ wide, good size. We used an Italian cocoa frame (almost black, nice and warm)

Pro Tip!  Leave your newspapers whole when bringing in to frame

Pro Tip! Leave your newspapers whole when bringing in to frame

At Elite Framing we frame many newspaper articles. Is is ALWAYS better to leave the newspaper whole when you want it framed. Some folks cut out the articles and leave no margin for mat overlay (crucial!) Here is an example of some ridiculously small openings that would not have been possible if the paper had been cut. Kudos to this customer for sending the whole newspaper!

Signed New York Yankees Jerseys!

Signed New York Yankees Jerseys!

One Hall of Famer and two certain future Hall of Famers! Reggie Jackson, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. Framed with a Yankee blue linen mat and a solid ash moulding (ash is used to make baseball bats, too!) We thikn some collector will be very proud to have these on their wall. All components MADE IN THE USA!