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Print and Frame your Instagram Pics

You can save photos you’ve created and posted on Instagram and have them printed and framed, creating special keepsake. Vacation photos, portraits, or even pics of your pets make great memories. You will treasure these images on your walls long after the digital file has disappeared. Ask about sending your files to No Naked Walls via email, or just come in with your smartphone.

Instagram Cat
Instagram Cat

 

 

Instagram Cat Framed
Instagram Cat Framed

Custom Frame Design

Custom Frame Design

Sometimes a special photo needs a special frame design. While every custom frame is chosen to suit the artwork it holds, there are endless additional design elements you can incorporate. If you feel like you can’t come up with an extraordinary idea on your own, try asking your framer “What would you do with this picture if it was your own?”, or “How would you frame this photo if you could do anything you wanted with it?”

Here is a standard black and white combination on a pair of adorable baby snapshots:

Baby plain

Nothing wrong with that, but warmer colors might look better:

Baby in browns

Cute! But what would happen you asked your framer what she would do if the pictures were her own?

Baby fancy

In the Black Lacquer frame above, a pink design (inspired by the motif within the molding) was mechanically drawn onto a shiny black mat with a metallic pink paint pen. Now you know you’re looking at something (someone!) special!

One last idea: This little girl’s mama loves the color pink, so we kept the pen design from above, but changed the frame to pink. What do you think?

Baby fancy 2

 

 

Father’s Day Gift Idea

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Frame Memories for Dad!

Dad FrameDad frame 2

Only $29.95, these do-it-yourself frames will display your special memories with your dad for a lifetime. With a finished size of 16″ x 20″, there are spaces for: 1 – 5 x 7″ photo, 1 – 3.5 x 5″ photo, 2 – 2 x 2.75″ photos and 6 – 2 x 2″ photos. Print your photos at home, or call our store to inquire about our printing services.

Father’s Day Gift Idea Tip: print pictures from your smartphone, the small size will be just right for this project!

Dan Mackin Signed Prints

Add some color to your walls with Dan Mackin Signed Prints!We have a new selection of over two dozen Dan Mackin prints, many of which are hand signed by the artist. Ranging in size from 8″ x 11″ to 39″ x 21″ and larger, these high quality prints make you feel like you’re on a tropical island with dolphins jumping and sea turtles splashing in the distance.

"First Swim" by Dan Mackin - Hand Signed by the Artist 39" x 21"
“First Swim” by Dan Mackin – Hand Signed by the Artist 39″ x 21″

 

 

 

Photo Restoration: Make the Old Look Like New!

Photo Restoration is a service that can breathe new life into your pictures.

Are your pictures looking a little duller than they used to? Sometimes we don’t notice when a piece of art we see every day begins to fade.¬† Now is the time to have them restored! (Or protected with Conservation Materials to stop the fading before it’s too late.)

Here is a photo that the experts at No Naked Walls! scanned, restored, and re-framed, so it can be enjoyed for another 20 years:

Before:

Flowers Before

After:

Flowers after

Another beautiful restoration project complete!

In the case of these Van Gogh prints, the customer opted to replace the old, faded prints with new ones (for only $8.00 each!)

Before:

Cafe Before

After:

Cafe After

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Bridge Before

After:

Bridge After

 

 

Framing Photographs

If you are lucky enough to find a great portrait photographer, take the time to have your favorite shots enlarged and framed after your session. It’s easy to say “I have the digital files, I can print them later”, but few things are more special, (and worthy of your time and resources) than a quality family portrait. This beautiful example is a newborn portrait by Paula Showen. See more of her outstanding work here: www.paulashowen.com

Annika framed

For this precious portrait, mats were cut with custom decorative corners to enhance the Victorian details of the beads and lace in the image. The narrow pink accent mat was chosen to match the customer’s room, and the soft pink tones of the frame compliment the baby’s rosy skin. Archival Mats, Conservation Glass, and an Acid-free mount board¬† were selected to ensure the photo lasts a lifetime.

Custom Mat Project

We recently had a customer request a mat in the colors of the Belgian Flag. Multi-colored mats aren’t especially common, but for this project, we created one! The final project frames a photo of the customer’s friend, along with a set of three dimensional paratrooper wings that are visible in the photo. Silver accents in the frame and mat serve to further highlight the wings. Your custom framers at No Naked Walls! love a challenge!

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