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Custom Picture Framing Service

Bring in your favorite photo or keepsake to The Creative Palette, Barrie’s best picture framing studio. We enjoy working with each customer to make the framing experience a fun & memorable one. It is a pleasure to have our clients involved in the design process, to know they played a key role in their framing choice so their artwork becomes a source of satisfaction and pride for many years to come. We will be pleased to custom frame your memorabilia, artwork, needlework and photos to fit your décor and budget. Ask us to see how the latest in materials and techniques will enhance and prolong the life of your art.

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Picture Framing at the Creative Palette not only involves picking the right frame to go with your special piece, we also want to help you hang your art when you get home. We offer at home consultation at no cost when you purchase a painting or do custom framing with us. One of the most common mistakes people make when hanging their art is how high they hang the piece. The proper height is that which puts the center of the picture at eye level. The general rule of thumb is that the center of the picture (the middle of the image) should be 5 feet from the floor.

In general it is better for obvious reasons of conservation to avoid locations illuminated by direct light: some artwork like watercolours, photos and pastels do not resist. Therefore use south facing locations or wall opposite to windows. If you want to illuminate your artwork, avoid destructive UV-rich lighting (eg halogens). Incandescent lamps or energy saving lamps are still what is best (don't forget L.E.D. bulbs!)

Avoid placing a small frame alone on a large wall. Find it rather a place between two windows, between two pieces of furniture ... and center always this element isolated from its surroundings. On the contrary, a large frame can perfectly be in place on a small wall ... everything is a matter of feeling.It is an excellent manner to arrange your lay-out than put all the frame centers on a line at eye level. Before hanging, arrange them flat on the ground to judge the effect. Line up the top of the frames so even if they are all different sizes they will have balance. On the contrary you can also line then up on the bottoms or along a side edge. The more you play around before you hang them the less holes your wall will end up with!

Please call Heather at the Creative Palette 705-458-1278 for more information. The Creative Palette is your one stop place to buy art, frame art or learn how to create art!

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Shelly Melnyk

Posted:29-04-2013 Hits:342 Feedbacks Super User

"One word: 'Awesome!' Heather’s skills & talent as an artist combined with her warm, enthusiastic inclusive approach have afforded my daughter to grow and explore her creative passion. The variety of mediums helped her to try new things and create pieces she is truly proud to show. The technique and theory help to round out her whole learning experience. Thank you Heather!" Shelly Melnyk

Ruth Rankin

Posted:29-04-2013 Hits:268 Feedbacks Super User

"Our daughter has thoroughly enjoyed every class that she’s taken with Heather. So much so, that she invited friends to an art class birthday party. Lots of fun! It’s been a great balance to add a creative activity to her extra-curricular activities." Ruth Rankin

Pamela Schellling

Posted:29-04-2013 Hits:234 Feedbacks Super User

"She loves art. We love framing her work. We love the oil pastels and the watercolors. A beautiful smile after every class to go with a fantastic piece of art!" Pamela Schellling

Tracy Link

Posted:29-04-2013 Hits:285 Feedbacks Super User

"My daughter loves coming to art class with Heather. She loves it so much she has asked to join a second class per week. The pieces she has brought home are beautiful. Our favorite painting is on our fireplace mantel so we can see and enjoy it every day. Heather is very talented and works well with the children. We would recommend this class to everyone." Tracy Link


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