How to Build Your Own Shadow Box

Shadow boxes are, in essence, extra deep framing treatments for three-dimensional objects like medals, shells, keys and other mementos or collections. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to create a shadow box with a metal picture frame.

Mike Cromly | 11/14/2014 2:24:55 PM | 1 comments

Mounting Board – Which Type of Board is Right for Your Framing Project

Mounting board, also known as foam core, is a stiff board composed of lightweight foam sandwiched between two layers of paper. In framing treatments it has two important purposes. The first is to preserve works on paper (such as posters, prints, photographs and watercolors) by providing a stiff surface against which the artwork sits. This helps prevent curling and warping of delicate paper.

Mike Cromly | 11/7/2014 11:54:01 AM | 2 comments

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Mike Cromly
So, who’s Mike? He is the man behind the mission of getting your picture frames produced and out the door quickly, correctly, with custom frame shop quality. Once your order is placed, it is in the hands of Mike and the many people he has trained over his 35+ years with the company. A natural teacher, he loves to tinker and experiment. Of course he has a nice office, but we rarely find him there. Working in the plant and improving our processes is his passion. Outside of American Frame, Mike is an outdoorsman, avid fisherman, devoted family man and Ohio State Buckeye fan. Mike's Twitter
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