Our Frame of Mind

A collection of tips, framing techniques and artist insights.

Picture Frame Ideas

Whether it’s an old picture frame to be upcycled, or a new purchase with a purpose, these picture frame ideas are sure to inspire you.

January 26, 2023

50 Years of Custom Framing: Timeless Classics That Launched an Industry

For 50 years now, artists and do-it-yourself framers have appreciated the quality, control and affordability provided by American Frame products. Our successful family-owned and woman-operated business originated five decades ago, founded on one man’s creative, passionate and entrepreneurial spirit— and the trail-blazing collection of DIY custom metal frames that started it all.

January 20, 2023

How to Choose a Frame for a Stretched Canvas

Custom framing for a stretched canvas is the crowning touch, and choosing just the right frame to elevate your piece comes down to making some choices regarding personal preference. There is a wide variety of options for framing a stretched canvas, so we’re here to help simplify the process for you.

January 12, 2023

DIY Picture Framing Tips: The Proper Way to Back a Wood Frame

Follow along as our framing specialists illustrate easy, step-by-step directions for backing a custom wood frame with protective, professional-looking paper.

January 7, 2023

American Frame Celebrates 50 Years in Business

American Frame launched the custom framing industry, and now in 2023, our company is beyond excited to honor and celebrate 50 momentous years in business. This milestone achievement marks not only our organization’s rich history and family-centered story, but also our unwavering track record of quality, expertise, service and commitment that customers have come to rely on and trust throughout the years.

December 29, 2022