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December 15th, 2013 at 08:24 am

We just bought our Christmas-Present-to-Ourselves... some photos from the awesome photographer Mike Stimpson.

http://www.mikestimpson.com/photography/

Not everyone's cup of tea maybe, but we love him! (And, yes, I bought the one of the stormtrooper knitting!).

The photos themselves were not expensive - only about $6 each for approx 8x10's.

But now we have to think about framing them. We don't live anywhere near an Ikea (closest one is about 7 hours away). My husband says that American Frame is the least expensive option (over the internet).

Do you know of any other options?

6 Responses to “Frames”

  1. laura Says:


    Just signing on to pay some bills due on the 15th. Thought I'd drop by quickly. Thank you so much for the link. I am buying the Lego playing soccer characters - the things that all my boys love: Lego and soccer!! All in the same place!!

  2. snafu Says:

    We've used a wide range of options to frame photos and art work. My favourite are Dollar type store frameless, Acrylic sheet that uses 4 spring clips hidden on the back to snap onto a hard, thin poster board backing. They come in a variety of sizes, taking moments to install and hang. If the size isn't compatible with your print I buy a quality, ready made mat from Michael's or large crafting outlet. I change out art work quite often and these are totally reusable. [I decorate our guest room using copied to fit photos of anticipated visitors for example].

    2nd favourite outlet is the charity shops. Take a tape measure to check for the size you need. You can pop out any existing picture and use double sided tape to anchor your new art. I've also bought Board Mounted art from consignment or charity shops using Modge Podge or watered down white kindergarten glue.

    We've ordered stretcher boards on-line for canvas type art which is very inexpensive and easy to assemble with heavy duty stapes. Adding a frame with moulding strips was so frustrating DH ended endeavours. The stretcher art was hug without the frame.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Well that was a fun link. Smile

  4. Buendia Says:

    Ah! I'm so glad that people liked the link - Mike Stimpson is GREAT! And such good tips on the framing!

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    Storm troopers knitting. We really are cut from the same cloth. Love it.

  6. Buendia Says:

    ThriftoRama - there are several people on here that I really wish lived nearby!

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