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The Frames By Mail Blog - Your guide to picture frames

Everything you could want or need to know about pictures frames, all in once place - how cool is that? Check out any of our many blog posts about custom picture frames, product evaluations, gift ideas, how-to's, reccomendations and much more!

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The Art of Banksy Comes to Chicago

July, 30 2021 | Emily Jasper

Banksy, whose identity remains a mystery is considered one of the world’s top political artists. In 2010, Time magazine selected the British artist for its list of the worlds’ 100 most influential people among the company of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs and Lady Gaga. Over the years, Banksy has carried out a considerable number of ‘pranks’. One of the biggest stories in the art world recently was Banksy having his “Girl with Balloon” painting go through the shredder just moments after the work was sold for nearly $1.4 million at auction. THE ART OF BANKSY IS COMING TO 360 N. STATE STREET IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGOThe largest touring exhibition of authentic Banksy artworks in the world will hold its Chicago exhibition on the 4th floor of 360 N. State St: a 45,000-square-foot space originally that most recently was the home of “Saturday Night Live: Th

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July, 24 2021 | John Kelly

Design and Frame a Custom Photo Collage

Design and Frame a Custom Photo Collage

Photo collages are a great way to style and show off a collection of photographs, letter images, art prints, class portraits, or just about anything else in a single, easy to hang picture frame. Whether you want to cut out mat openings in fun shapes and patterns for letter images, or arrange dozens of pictures of your entire graduating class in orderly fashion, offers you the tools to design your own custom multi-opening collage frame. Getting started is easy and we will walk you through the steps you need to design your first photo collage. You can create photo collages up to 60" x 40" and your design is limited only by your creativity. Before long, your custom multi-opening mat will be arriving at your door! 1. Collect and arrange the media you want to add to your collage.Find all the photos you w

July, 14 2021 | Emily Jasper

How to Hang Picture Frames without Nails

How to Hang Picture Frames without Nails

How to Hang Picture Frames without Nails Pictures and artwork are a wonderful way to put your own unique stamp on your home décor. But hammering nails into the wall can be a bit of a daunting task – and one that’s likely to damage your walls. Luckily, we’re here with a simpler, less stressful solution. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to hang pictures without nails and show you the best fixings to use for minimal damage to your walls.Top tips before you startBefore you get stuck into your picture frames hanging project, here’s a quick checklist of things to take into account to help avoid frustration later. &n

July, 08 2021 | Emily Jasper

2021 Picture Frame Trends

2021 Picture Frame Trends

2021 Picture Frame Trends Hanging pictures in your home is like accessorizing an outfit—it complements and completes the décor, and can in fact, elevate it, adding sophistication, personality and charm to even a plain box house. But like everything else, frame styles go in and out of favor. Here’s what designers are seeing for 2021. New Materials and Pops of Color Use of colored frames that are used as a collection (for example, all red frames with white mattes). It makes the item that is framed really pop. Not Going Anywhere: Black and White

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