Our Frame of Mind

A collection of tips, framing techniques and artist insights.

Three Distinctive Gift Ideas for the Creatives in Your Life

Selecting exceptional and thoughtful gifts can often be a daunting task. It becomes even more challenging when you aspire to create something truly unique, a custom gift that captures your creative essence and draws out those delightful moments of awe and appreciation from your loved ones, friends, and colleagues.

November 3, 2023

DIY Custom Framing: 6 Tips for Creating a Museum-Quality Presentation

The application and process of custom framing has never been more accessible, thanks to technological strides made over the last few decades. American Frame was built on the concept of providing easy custom framing access to all, and we stand at the forefront of ensuring seamless custom framing products and services for our diverse art community. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a budding artist, a designer with an eye for aesthetics or an art enthusiast keen on showcasing your prized pieces, the realm of DIY custom framing now offers unparalleled ease and convenience.

September 19, 2023

4 Reasons to Love Nielsen Frames As Much As We Do

For 50 years, the enduring partnership between American Frame and Nielsen has brought a wide selection of beautiful, high-quality and infinitely valuable metal frames to our respected art community. Recognized globally as the premier standard in craftsmanship, Nielsen stands as the eminent name in metal mouldings, and American Frame is proud to remain the nation’s #1 online retailer of the brand.

August 30, 2023

Photography Framing Recommendations & Considerations

When it comes to framing your works of photography, there’s no go-to treatment that can be applied for every project, as each piece has its own unique style and needs. There are, however, some special recommendations and considerations that can be leveraged for this genre of art. Following are some expert tips and guidance on the nuanced framing approaches for photography.

August 14, 2023

The Diverse World of Mat Boards: Comparing & Choosing Types

In the custom framing process, there’s a great deal of focus on selecting the perfect frame to complement a cherished work of art or photography—but equally important is an element that may not always get the attention it deserves: the mat board.

July 27, 2023