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Arise

Winter is drawing to a close. The long dark nights are becoming a thing of the past. As the sun rises up and announces the coming of new life, the seasons change and we move forward into springtime.

We are celebrating the coming of the new season with the launching of a series of Giclee prints taken from an original mixed media painting, Arise, by our very own Gail Dixon.

The painting itself depicts the sun rising up above a Hilltop bringing light, colour and life to the community that nestles beneath it.

The prints are available in a variety of sizes unmounted, mounted or framed. Mounted or framed prints come signed by Gail.

Framed prints will be framed by hand in our own workshop using our bespoke picture framing service using locally grown wood

You can find Arise, as well as prints of Gail’s other work, here.

 

 

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Framing, Printing, Mounting, Glazing

Handmade Picture Frames ready for our October Photography Exhibition at the Handmade Craft House

October 2017 Photography Exhibition

We will be holding an exhibition of the photographic work of The Handmade Crafthouse this Autumn. Preparations are well under way as the pictures begin to come together. There are still lots more frames to make, glue, pin, sand and oil. Photos to print, mount, glaze and then finally, display.

Phew!

#mugsOfTeaRequired #mikeIsInTheWorkshop

Handmade Picture Frames ready for our October Photography Exhibition at the Handmade Craft House

 

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Atmospheric Watercolour Print Enhanced by Dark Stained Oak Frame

Large Print framed in Dark Stained Oak

This beautiful print “Winter over Galloway Hills” was framed for a customer using our Bespoke Picture Framing service. They wanted a natural wood that would compliment and not detract from the image and really liked the effect of this dark-stained oak.

Close up of Large Print framed in Dark Stained Oak
Close up of the Oak frame’s corner detail

We think the choice of a darker frame was really effective – it draws out the line of dark, wet pebbles on the shoreline. The lighter flecks in the wood grain also compliment the tans and yellow ochres of the sand and grasses in the foreground.

The oak in this frame is grown locally in the borderlands of Scotland and is cut, prepared and finished entirely by hand.
If you would like a photograph or piece of art to be framed using our Bespoke Framing service then please get in touch.

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Another Lively Framed Print by Tori Ratcliffe

"Full Pelt" by Tori Ratcliffe framed in Ash by Mike at the Handmade Craft House

Full of life and energy, this hare almost explodes from the frame! This is an open edition print by Edinburgh based watercolour artist Tori Ratcliffe. Skillfully framed in locally grown Ash using our specialty Bespoke Framing Service.

This spectacular framed print is available in-store or online and costs £95.

Our exclusive Bespoke Picture Framing Service is now available, for more information, come and visit us or get in touch via Facebook, e-mail or the comments section below.

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A Lively, Squirrely Framed Print Arrives!

"Red Alert" by Tori Ratcliffe framed in Ash by Mike at the Handmade Craft House

Say hello to this cheeky little fellow!

Titled “Red Alert”, this brilliantly named print of a cheeky squirrel by Edinburgh-based artist Tori Ratcliffe is framed using our Bespoke Framing Service. The handmade frame is made from native Ash grown in the borderlands of Scotland.

We love the bold colours and the action that the artist has captured, it just feels like he’s about to scuttle off up the tree-branch!

This lively framed print is available in-store or online and costs £70.

Our exclusive Bespoke Picture Framing Service is now available, for more information, come and visit us or get in touch via Facebook, e-mail or the comments section below.