Have you driven down your local retail street and noticed any photo framers? Unless you were looking for this particular service, you may have noticed it but didn’t given it a second thought, but have you ever considered the variety of services they actually provide? Picture Framers do more than frame. They create an everlasting artwork of a moment in time that can be cherished every single day. When most people think of a photo frame, they think of printing a standard size photo and putting it in a ready made frame but picture framers Perth go beyond this and frame more complex items in order to make a work of art out of it. So what could you frame to create an everlasting memory?
One of the most popular items to frame is family heirlooms and items of historical significance. For example, you may have your great grandmothers wedding dress that is stored in the top of a cupboard to minimise the chance of damage or your grandfathers war medals that are packed away for safe keeping. Employing a custom framer to design and secure the dress or the medals in a frame without damage will mean you can hang these items on the wall proudly and share the significance of these items with family, friends and most importantly, future generations. It will forever be a talking point in your home and something you can pass down to your children and grandchildren. Framing these special heirlooms will also protect them from dust, bugs, acid found in cardboard boxes and paper, sunlight and many other environmental factors found in the home.
The other major items that are very popular to frame and are often overlooked is sporting memorabilia. Signed items by popular sporting identities are big business and can be worth a lot of money so its important to treat these items with care and we don’t mean hiding them away in a cupboard. A professional framer will be well educated in the techniques to secure these items into a frame without any lasting effects or damage so it is very important to spend time researching your local framers and ensuring they will be framing your items correctly.
The examples discussed above is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to items to frame. Have you considered your wedding items including the dress, bouquet, marriage certificate, wedding stationary. Baby items are also very popular – hand and feet moulds or handprints, christening dress, first ballet shoes, first football shoe, the list is endless. Other considerations include musical instruments, old record albums, film cells, title deeds to houses, certificates, currency or stamps, newspaper articles. The list is also endless when it comes to sporting memorabilia, jumpers, balls, boots, bats, jackets, gloves, caps, bathers, suits – you are only limited by your imagination. So next time you drive past your local picture framer be sure to think about what you have put away for ‘safe keeping’ that you could display proudly on the wall as a talking point, a work of art and most importantly a family memory to treasure for many years to come.