Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: December 20 @ 6:24pm
Today Erika and I finally got these prints framed and I realized two things about framing.
1) it is mad expensive.
2) it is cheaper to get the frames online.
3) it is surprisingly easy to frame something yourself.

For those wondering, Here's where everything came from:
Prints - Brainstorm - I believe they have run another edition of them and the girl print is no longer in brown, but instead is in black and pink. Doesn't look as good imo, but its still available.

Frames - AmericanFrame.com - very impressed with the quality and price here. Will definitely be shopping with them in the future.

Mattes - Sam Flax - We originally checked to get these prints framed here, but the cost would have been nearly twice as much so we decided to look elsewhere. Trying to pick a matte color on the american frame website was too difficult so we bought those in person.


Pip says:
Good work all around.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 6:26pm -
Chally says:
Muted and beautiful. Looks like a face with your head being the nose and the couch the mouth.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 6:26pm -
Poe says:
I'm enjoying the editorial trip home.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 6:27pm -
aaron b says:
It kinda looks like they are mounted on something transparent. I like that.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 6:32pm -
Just Jamey says:
Lovely prints, man. I'm going to check those out.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 6:38pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
I'm loving those prints. They remind me of odd reoccurring dreams that I have with faceless people of delicate build. Very nice.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 6:46pm -
hankbobs says:
So true, I don't buy very much very expensive art. I would say the majority of things hanging in my house were more expensive to frame than to buy.

These came out beautiful, I will definitely look into AmericanFrame, thanks!
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 6:51pm -
Mat Wiseman says:
Nice purchase.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 6:52pm -
Davis says:
seriously nice.

and yes. framing is ridiculously expensive.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 6:53pm -
Jarrett says:
Good job. I like everything about this.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 7:00pm -
Ploafmaster says:

Both the prints and the photo, if you didn't already pick up on that.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 7:11pm -
Yogi Beard says:
I love those prints. And the informative caption!
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 7:15pm -
KMS says:
beautiful prints!
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 7:34pm -
Philly says:
I learned this recently too. Those are really great prints, nice find.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 7:38pm -
Dschonn says:
I like those. Which one is yourfavorite?
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 7:40pm -
Andrew says:
isn't it amazing how much wood costs when it's been cut to shape and size?

we've gone the route of buying segments at Michaels, but that was for open-backed frames for paintings.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 7:52pm -
brandon says:
Well framed shot.

Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 7:59pm -
mynameisjason says:
still, it looks great framed.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 9:48pm -
hale. says:
those prints are pretty great. framing is ridiculously expensive, it's a racket. many of my framed pieces of art cost me more in framing than the item itself cost. what i've done in the past is buy ikea frames (they all come in wacky sizes) and then take the frames and the print or poster (they all come in wacky sizes too) to a framer i know and he cuts down the frame and glass and assembles it all. but even though he gives me a deal on labor, it's still expensive.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 10:42pm -
flainez says:
I need to take some time to add some decoration to my home... maybe this photo will get me started with that!
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 10:58pm -
Vanbert says:
Why aren't you excited and yelling that they're done.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 11:15pm -
ThatGuy says:
those are great pieces. Wow.
Posted: Dec 20th, 2009 - 11:32pm -
mattyc says:
Custom framing is highway robbery. I keep meaning to learn how to build my own...never manage to do it before christmas.
Posted: Dec 23rd, 2009 - 9:31am -
Scrivener says:
Yeah, I do all my own framing too. I worked in a custom framing shop for a little while early in college, so I can do the fairly basic stuff myself--cutting mats and assembling frames and all. I've been planning to try really making my own frames from scratch for the last couple of years, and right now the main reason I'm not doing it is that I have no work space now that I've left my house and moved into a small apartment.
Posted: Dec 23rd, 2009 - 9:12pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.