Abstract Oil in Floater Frame!

Abstract Oil in Floater Frame!

Floater frames seem to be making a comeback. They can be inexpensive and are contemporary. This large abstract oil (four feet by three feet) is a perfect candidate for a floater frame. We used a plain black frame on this one, spacing the edges so the sides of the stretched canvas show.

Alabama Diploma!

Alabama Diploma!

Hey there Crimson Tide graduates, here is a nicely framed University of Alabama diploma. We matted it in black suede with a crimson suede accent mat. The frame is a 1 1/4″ black with gold rope motif. All components of this diploma frame job are Made in the USA! If you are looking to frame your diploma, whatever the school, give us a call at Elite Framing in Columbia’s 5 Points shopping and entertainment district.

Nicely Framed Charcoal!

Nicely Framed Charcoal!

This mid-sized charcoal of a tree is by the late Mary Benson Brown. We framed it in a black, hand-finished distressed Italian moulding and used complimentary white and black museum mats. The starkness of the framing reflects the efficiency of the art. Lovely!

Framed Nikky Finney Newspaper!

Framed Nikky Finney Newspaper!

Here is a nicely framed newspaper article. Commemorating the removal of the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina State House grounds, celebrated poet Nikky Finney’s words were published as a special edition to The State Newspaper on July 9th, 2015. We framed it in a palmetto embossed moulding, celebrating the common theme of The Palmetto State. The poet was kind enough to sign our newspaper! The text is as follows, “It is the pearl blue peep of day. All night the Palmetto sky was seized with the aurora and alchemy of the remarkable. A blazing canopy of newly minted light fluttered in while we slept. We are not free to go on as if nothing happened yesterday, not free to cheer as if all our prayers have finally been answered today. We are free, only, to search the yonder of each other’s faces, as we pass by, tip our hat, hold a door ajar, asking silently who are we now? Blood spilled in battle is two-headed: horror and sweet revelation. Let us put the cannons of our eyes away forever. Our one and only Civil War is done. Let us tilt, rotate, strut on. If we, the living, do not give our future the same honor as the sacred dead – of then and now – we lose everything. The gardenia air feels lighter on this new day, guided now by iridescent fireflies, those atom-like creatures of our hot summer nights, now begging us to team up and search with them for that which brightens every darkness. It will be just us again, alone, beneath the swirling indigo sky of South Carolina, working on the answer to our great day’s question: Who are we now? What new human cosmos can be made of this tempest of tears, this upland of inconsolable jubilation? In all our lifetimes, finally, this towering undulating moment is here. -Nikky Finney, July 9th, 2015.”

Framed Watercolor!

Framed Watercolor!

Here is a nicely framed watercolor. We maintained the minimalist feel of the art with a simple and austere frame, a pewterish hand-finished Italian job. We floated the art on the mat to show off the deckled paper edges and raised the glass with hidden spacers. This small piece (the frame measures about 7″ x 16″) is elegant!

Frame Those Postcards!

Frame Those Postcards!

Here is a neat way to frame postcards. We went with a severe vertical format (for the customer’s space requirements) and ended up with this. Van Gogh! For your custom framing needs in Columbia SC consider Elite Framing, located in 5pts.

Framed Winthrop Diploma! (with tassel)

Framed Winthrop Diploma! (with tassel)

This presentation is a little different from the normal diploma frame, we incorporated the tassel from the graduate into the framing.

WWI French Advert

WWI French Advert

This large (36″ x 48″) French poster appealing for funding to fight in World War I. We framed it in a simple black moulding, taking care to raise the glass off the poster. Now more than ever, perhaps, 3c borrowing of national defense which France subscribes to fight. for that which grows every day. Longue vie à la France.

Framed Polyphonic Spree Poster!

Framed Polyphonic Spree Poster!

We recently framed this collectible poster signed by Polyphonic Spree front-man Tim DeLaughter. The strong green color prompted us to use only black, leaving out any other colors. This piece measures about 20″ by 26″. Yes, It’s True! Elite Framing can help you with your hard to frame concert posters!

Framed Magazine!

Framed Magazine!

This magazine article is matted in a green suede (great for color photography!) and framed in a bright yellow wood. We positioned the pages of the article for easy reading and included the title page in the top opening. Excellent!