We’ve got butterflies in our frame

While we have undoubtedly framed some insects of one kind or another over the past 11 years, we couldn’t think of a particular instance. So when one of our stores shared this recent custom job, we thought it’d be a good show-n-tell. The Newtonville staff explained what the job entailed – “Double glass butterflies, oh my! We used a canvas we were stretching at that moment as a background for the photo, because we’re classy like that. The 2 collections were originally in cheap, glued-together frames and unfortunately the butterflies/moths themselves were adhered to the yucky old glass with wood glue. After replacing the front glass with museum glass, we used 1/4″ black spacers in the back (adhesive side on the frame) and then put a glazing point or two in each corner for extra security. We used black tape over all that and trimmed it like paper around the edges. We put a sawtooth hanger on after the photos were taken so the customer can hang them. They turned out amazing!” This is a great example of marrying function and practicality with great design. Good job, guys!

Here you can see the back of the one on the left.

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