Diploma!

Diploma!

Here is another University of South Carolina diploma we recently framed. This one is nice, with double suede mats and a mahogany rope motif frame that is made from sustainably harvested hardwoods grown in the USA. 100% Made in the USA! The overall size of this diploma is about 20″ x 23″.

Steve Cropper! Signed Lyrics and Photo

Steve Cropper! Signed Lyrics and Photo

Massively influential guitarist Steve Cropper signed a few items for an auction recently. We were the lucky framers! We framed the photo in a black suede mat and used a 2″ wide mahogany moulding with a gold rope motif. We did a few lyrics sheets (nice co-writing credit on this song, eh?) a few different ways. Excellent stuff!

Signed Ray Tanner Poster!

Signed Ray Tanner Poster!

This is a very interesting piece, a photo collage portrait of University of South Carolina Gamecocks former baseball coach (now athletic director) Ray Tanner done in a clever style of using hundreds of tiny photos to come together as one image. Look closely! We matted it in a black suede and used the “gamecock” style frame. The poster itself measures 18″ x 24″, overall the frame is about 27″ x 33″. Go Cocks!

Batiks Keep Coming in the Door!

Batiks Keep Coming in the Door!

Word must be on the streets that Elite Framing is the place to go in Columbia SC to custom frame your batiks! Here is another one that we did recently. We used an acid-free black mat and a hand finished Italian olive wood moulding. Splendid!

Signed and Framed Alshon Jeffery Jersey!

Signed and Framed Alshon Jeffery Jersey!

We recently framed this signed Alshon Jeffery jersey for a client. We hand stitched the jersey onto a garnet suede matboard and used the “Gamecock” frame. We raised the glass with hidden spacers to protect the jersey. Go Cocks! Elite Framing in Columbia’s Five Points shopping istrict is the place to go to frame all of your football jerseys!

Wofford College Print!

Wofford College Print!

This is a framed color lithograph of Wofford College’s Old Main building by local artist Barbie Mathis and framed by Elite Framing. The image size is about 22″ x 16″, the total frame size is about 32″ x 26″. It is matted in a black suede mat and framed with a mahogany-stained wooden rope motif moulding. ALL components are proudly Made in the USA! Value $250. Elite Framing is located in Columbia’s 5 Points shopping district.

Signed Steve Spurrier Sports Illustrated!

Signed Steve Spurrier Sports Illustrated!

Here is a nice Throwback Thursday item! A customer brought us this vintage 1976 issue of a Sports Illustrated that has Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback Steve Spurrier on the cover! (Anyone know this qb? This is when he still had knees!) We matted it in black and TB orange and used a black frame with a silver lip. We put the entire magazine into the matting, keeping it free of adhesives and museum quality. Neat! 20140423_170027

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More Batiks!

More Batiks!

Here is another batik we framed recently. Batiks take extra effort to get flat and straight under the acid free mats we use. We have Jake hand stretch these batiks onto an acid free board, it takes a little extra time but it is worth it to get them nice and flat. We used a black mat and a hand finished Italian olive wood moulding, it feels rustic and elegant!

Batik!

Batik!

A really neat batik brought back from somewhere in Polynesia or Africa or other parts of the world far away. It measures about 36″ tall by about 8″ wide (think Funky Chicken sized!) We used a plain thin black mat and a thin black Italian hand-finished olive wood moulding. Nice textures and colors!

Fabulous Old Portrait!

Fabulous Old Portrait!

Recently we framed this old portrait, it is tiny and printed on some sort of porcelain! The porcelain only measures about 3″ x 4″ (the entire frame only measures about 7″ x 8″!) so we used a small bluish linen mat and a small Italian moulding that has a repeating design. We raised the portrait from the mat ever so slightly and used spacers to keep the glass from touching. Exquisite!