Art & Frame Warehouse Custom Framing Pro Tip

Choosing Symmetrical or Asymmetrical Layouts

A Symmetrical layout is even and organized, creating a formal, structured arrangement. They tend to be grid-based, with equal sizes and consistent framing styles. Images may either line up horizontally, vertically or both based on the number of pieces, shape of individual pieces and overall size. Treat a grouping of pictures as a single unit.

An Asymmetrical layout is more casual, using different sizes, styles, and colors to create a eclectic visual collage. It takes a little more planning to ensure that this kind of grouping does not feel chaotic or random, but the overall effect can be very
creative. This is a time when ‘different’ works together.



Art & Frame Warehouse Custom Framing Pro Tip

Fill An Odd Sized Space

An extremely long or tall wall can be intimidating to fill. For a wide horizontal space, consider multiple pieces hung side by side. Buy a panoramic print, cut it into three pieces, and frame each piece individually but in the same style. For a tall vertical space, consider stacking multiple pieces in a column. Buy three of the same print and rotate each so that the grouping looks like one piece. Because wall groupings are so flexible in their layout, it’s easy to customize for an odd sized space.



Unite Your Art

Your grouping should be united in some manner. It can be by image style, image subject, size, frame moulding, or by mat color. Why are you combining these particular images? Use the design to reinforce your reason.

- Use a mix of frame styles (ornate, traditional, modern), but make all the frames the same color.
- Use a completely different frame style for each image, but all the images are the same subject.
- Use the same size image, matting color and frame.


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Assemble A Collection

Framing is a great way to enjoy a collection of images. If the images are linked items, a series, or visually similar, consistency is the key to making this grouping feel like a collection. The images in our example are the same coloring, so it is easy to frame them all with the same matting and moulding. Consistent design emphasizes that the grouping belongs together and brings focus to the art.


Hey there Art & Frame fans! For the month of August, we want to help you design the perfect collage for your wall!

When one picture is not enough, you can group images together for a more cohesive display. Framed groupings are very fashionable right now. No longer do you have to decide which piece goes on the wall - put them all up!

It’s easy to create a grouping that is completely unique to you, your style and your home. The good news is there are no rules, and lots of different ways to achieve an interesting grouping.

Our framing professionals are here to help you frame your pieces in a way that is cohesive, fun and totally unique to you! Stop in today to get started!


Antique relief, remounted in its original frame, done at our Lee's Summit location!

At Art & Frame Warehouse, our custom framing experts have experience in handling antique frames and items. Antique frames and items tend to have so much character, and when working together to make a beautiful piece of art, these items deserve to be put on display for viewing pleasure. Bring your antique items in today, and we'll make sure your item is framed the most archival way possible, and make sure your frame is strong enough to stay on the wall for a lifetime!


Take A Better Digital Photo, from Art & Frame Warehouse!

1. Clean your lens! A dirty lens can ruin several, if not all, the pics you take. Many newer phones will warn you if they sense a smudged lens.

2. Take your time. Even top-of-the-line digital cameras may need time to auto-adjust focus to lighting conditions and action speeds.

3. If you want to take a photo of a person not in your party, always ask permission!

4. Consider lighting. Most photographers encourage the use of natural lighting to illuminate your image (early morning or evening will avoid the tourist crowd). Try to get the subject in the light, not backlit, for a clear shot.

5. If you are taking selfies, don’t forget to show where you are! Turn your phone to landscape and put yourself to one side. Or in portrait mode, put yourself at the bottom.

Don't forget, we can print and frame all of your photos from your favorite vacation! Come in soon, our 35% OFF vacation special ends at the end of this month!


Don’t cheat yourself, vacations are important! A vacation can increase creativity, reduce stress, and produce memories for a lifetime. We’d love to help you relive your favorite vacation every day. Stop by with your photos & souvenirs to see how custom framing can turn a boring scrapbook into a daily conversation piece.

Don't forget, Art & Frame can print your photos! Bring in your digital files on a flashdrive or CD, and we can print your photo on glossy, matte or metallic papers! We can even print on canvas, to give your photo that fine art look it deserves!



Art & Frame fans, check out this massive shadowbox, recently completed at our Overland Park location!

It stands at a whopping 5 feet tall, has 47 mat cut openings with decorative cut letters, two fabric mats and a red fillet in the frame (all archival!)!! It houses a signed baseball, cards from the entire team and the original newspapers from the World Series win.

Not sure what to do with the sports memorabilia that's lying around? Well, now you are! Bring it all in to any of our 3 locations and our framing professionals will help you get your memorabilia on the wall in no time!


Please stop by our Lee's Summit Art & Frame Warehouse, to view local artist Carol Wheat! Her work includes colorful, vibrant Kansas City scenes and energetic, almost abstract florals, all in watercolor! Carol is an active artist in her community, so stop in to give her some support!

"Being an artist brings to light the beauty of nature. You cannot drive or walk to the end of the street without awareness of being encompassed by the beauty of color and light."


No two vacations are alike. Your photos and souvenirs will vary based on what kind of trip you took. Because each framing project is custom, our framing professionals at Art & Frame can create a display that is as unique as your vacation. We handle your valuable pieces with care and integrity, and your items are always framed in a way that makes them preserved for a lifetime! Bring them in today to take advantage of our Vacation Memories special for this month!



Did you know that we can print your photos for you? Don’t let your favorite vacation photo get buried in your phone. Bring it to us, we’ll print AND frame it for you. Give your photo a classic framed look by printing it on glossy or matte paper, then add a mat and glass! If you prefer to give your photo a fine art look, print it on canvas! With Art & Frame, you can get both services done in one spot! Stop in today to take advantage of our 35% OFF special on your vacation photos!


We can turn your loose photos into works of art! Frame your favorite vacation memories with Art & Frame Warehouse! Photos of your vacations can't be viewed regularly when they're stuck in a drawer or on your phone, so why not get them framed and put on the wall? You can view them everyday, and be reminded of your good times on the beach or in the art museum. The best part about getting your photos custom framed with us is that you get a frame that will last a life time! Stop in today to get started!


Art & Frame fans! For the month of July, we'll be celebrating your VACATIONS, offering 35% OFF any of your vacation themed custom framing projects! This includes photos, souvenirs, foreign money and much more! Stop in to take advantage of this special offer, it won't last long!

Vacation is a special time of year when you relax and get away from the craziness of reality, creating powerful memories of your time with friends and family. You work hard all year for your vacation, planning it carefully, counting down the days…and it’s over before you know it. What do you have to show for it, besides a couple of extra pounds and a gorgeous tan? You’ve got your memories! You bought souvenirs, took amazing photos, and documented your journey. Bring those items to us, and our CUSTOM FRAMING PROFESSIONALS can help bring your vacation memories back to life. Relive the fun & excitement of your travels by seeing them custom framed on your wall every day.

Don't forget, we'll be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day!


Destination Weddings

Your destination wedding was perfect - exotic location, intimate setting - cherish those memories! Maybe you got married on a white sand beach in front of crystal clear water... or you honeymooned at an elegant European estate...or you eloped to Paris and got married in front of the Louvre. Your destination wedding was truly remarkable, filled with picture-perfect moments.

Hurry in now to get those moments framed at Art & Frame! You have only 3 days left to take advantage of our 35% OFF Wedding Day special! Don't let those special moments sit in a drawer, have them framed and out on display for your friends and loved ones! Stop in today!


Believe it or not, this old, original watercolor has glass on it! Museum Glass is unmatched in quality, because it virtually eliminates any reflection. Depending at what angle you're looking at your valued art, it will look like there is no glass there! Another amazing feature of Museum Glass is that it blocks up to 99% UV rays that hit your art, protecting your valued piece from fading and damage over time!

If you have old, framed art that needs protection, bring them in to any of our 3 locations in Kansas City, and our professional framers will help replace the old glass with your new Museum Glass! Stop in today, 10-7!


Art & Frame fans! You have only 10 days left to come in and take advantage of our Wedding Day promotion for the month of June! Take 35% off your wedding day items when you custom frame them with us! This includes photos, invitations, dresses..you name it! Stop in today!

Your wedding day is one of the most important moments of your life. Weddings are a beautiful time when family and friends come together to celebrate love and new beginnings. Hold on to that feeling and say, ‘I Do!’ to custom framing with Art & Frame Warehouse! Let us help you preserve the memories of your special day. Custom framing can showcase your wedding portrait, gown, bouquet, or invitation with the perfect mat and frame design; our wide variety of styles will make your project as unique as you are. Framing your wedding mementos helps ensure that they will last a lifetime. Whether it was yesterday or 50 years ago, your wedding can be on display and enjoyed every day.


At Art & Frame, we often get asked if we can frame jerseys, and the answer is: most definitely! We take the utmost care in framing your jerseys, using all acid free material to keep it in pristine condition. We also use non-permanent methods of installing it in the frame, so if you ever need to remove it, it's possible! If you have photos and memorabilia you'd like to add in with your jersey, we have you covered! There really is nothing impossible when framing jerseys, so brings yours in today!


Reception Shadowboxes

Your wedding reception was the party of a lifetime! Re-live those moments in one glance by assembling a shadowbox collection of photos, keepsakes, flowers, table numbers, favors, garters and programs from your celebration. These creative displays are only limited by your imagination!

Stop in your favorite local custom framing shop in Kansas City, and one of our framing professionals can help you today!


Invitations & Save the Date Cards

You spent so much time picking out stationery – don’t just throw away your wedding invitation! Turn it into a cherished keepsake by framing it. Framed wedding invitations can truly look stunning – and they make great gifts!

Stop in your favorite local custom framing shop in Kansas City, and one of our framing professionals can help you today!


Frame your wedding day memories so you can cherish them for a lifetime. Say ‘I Do!’ to custom framing at Art & Frame Warehouse! We know how important that special day was, why not display your wedding memories in your home?! Our framing experts will help you design the frame for your photos or wedding day items, and the best part is that we'll do all the work for you!

Stop in during the month of June to take advantage of our 30% OFF special for all wedding day custom frames!


Your wedding day is one of the most important moments of your life. Weddings are a beautiful time when family and friends come together to celebrate love and new beginnings. Hold on to that feeling and say, ‘I Do!’ to custom framing, at Art & Frame Warehouse! Let us help you preserve the memories of your special day. Custom framing can showcase your wedding portrait, gown, bouquet, or invitation with the perfect mat and frame design; our wide variety of styles will make your project as unique as you are. Framing your wedding mementos with our custom framing professionals helps ensure that they will last a lifetime. Whether it was yesterday or 50 years ago, your wedding can be on display and enjoyed every day.

For the month of June, bring in any of your wedding day items to Art & Frame Warehouse and receive 30% OFF of your custom frames! This promotion ends at the end of the month, so stop by any of our 3 KC locations to get started!


Have a musician or creative person in the family? Let them know you appreciate them by putting their work in a custom frame! Creatives work hard on their endeavors, and a custom frame is a great way to show appreciation for them and their work! You get the added bonus of protecting the piece against time and age when you put it in a custom frame. Stop in any of our locations to get started today!



High school and college diplomas have a very traditional, classic style. Ornate diploma fonts are generally paired with a metallic seal on an off-white background. You can design your project in any décor style you wish, but you can never go wrong with these classic looks.

Art & Frame has a plethora of frames that will help emphasize a particular feature of your certification or diploma. With graduation season here, don't forget to frame that special diploma for that special graduate! Stop in any of our three locations today!



Graduation shadowbox, framed at our South Kansas City location!

May & June are common months for high school or college graduation ceremonies. Help the grad in your life graduate to a custom frame! Framed diplomas make excellent gifts for your loved ones, and Art & Frame Warehouse can help!

Remember, enjoy 30% OFF in the month of May for all of your diploma and graduation shadowbox needs! Stop in any of our three locations today!


Everyone knows a diploma is much more than just a boring piece of paper. It represents years of hard work and certifies that you have the education necessary for a successful future. Whether you just graduated high school or are attending your class reunion, you worked hard to earn your diploma! Your degree is something to be extremely proud of. After all that effort, your diploma needs a frame worthy of your skills.

Art & Frame is here to help. For the month of May, we are offering 30% OFF all of your diploma and graduation memorabilia frames! Stop in any of our three locations and receive help in designing your perfect frame from highly qualified framing professionals! Gallery Quality, Warehouse Prices



Your diploma is more than just a piece of paper; it represents years of hard work. It deserves a custom frame worthy of your time and efforts. A framed diploma can be a silent sales tool, communicating your professionalism, credentials, and style to clients visiting your office. Custom framing your diploma with us is a great way to enhance its presentation and preserve it for the future.

At Art & Frame, we know how much hard work went into receiving that diploma. We use all acid-free materials, and offer glass with UV protection, in order to keep your diploma from aging, and keep that pristine quality going for a life time. Right now for the month of May, bring in any of your diplomas, recent certifications or graduation memorabilia, and receive 30% OFF your custom frame or graduation shadowbox! It is our way of saying "conGRADulations!!". Stop in today!


Mosaic tile piece, framed at our South Kansas City location! This piece is installed inside a floater frame, sitting inside of the frame rather than the frame sitting on top of it.

Some pieces may seem like they aren't able to be framed, but that's not the case! Every item is able to be framed in some way, so bring your specials items in today!



Vintage silverware, framed out our South Kansas City location!



-The baseball game when your favorite player hit the home run that won the game? What happened to all the pictures you took?

-Or how about the baseball cards you had when you were a kid (if your Mom didn’t throw them away while you were at college…)?

-Where is your prized autographed jersey? You waited for 2 hours to have it signed by the future Hall of Famer…

-Can you forget the look on your child’s face when they won the little league MVP award? Or the glory and accolades after you won the championship game in high school?

-Remember that fishing trip reunion with your buddies? Where did that photograph go?



Have a favorite hobby? Would you like to protect your pieces or creations, and decorate your walls or your friends walls with them? Bring your items to us, and we'll help you choose the right frame, mats and glass! This beaded fabric piece is a gift, coming with a linen mat, a fillet to accent the frame, and museum glass to protect the piece over time. Framed at our South Kansas City location! Stop in today!


Mulberry bark paper, framed out our Overland Park location! Overall finished size is 51 x 52 inches! Bring your special items in today!


Large, original The Beatles poster, framed at our Lee's Summit location! The poster is framed with 5 custom plates, black with aluminum writing, each containing the name of the band member and their signatures etched in underneath! For rare and valuable items, the utmost care is taken when handling and framing them. The highest quality materials are used when completing your frames, helping your pieces withstand the test of time! Bring your items in today!


Kenyan mask, framed at our Overland Park location! We have a lot of fun framing masks here at Art & Frame, bring yours in today! You'll be reminded of that amazing trip you took, and have a beautiful decoration in your home!


During the month of April, we are celebrating sports fans in Kansas City! Enjoy 30% OFF your custom sports memorabilia frames this month when you mention this Facebook post! If you have larger items such as footballs, helmets, bobbleheads and more, that's not a problem at all! We are able to make custom acrylic boxes for any of your items. This helps protect them from the elements, and lets you enjoy them for a lifetime!


It's Royals season, Art & Frame fans! Don't forget, all items in our gallery are 35% OFF for this month, so if you're missing that pendant from the 2015 World Series win, stop in and grab one before they're all gone! And don't forget to take advantage of our 30% OFF special for your sports memorabilia projects (be sure to mention this post or the newsletter)! Stop in today!


Do you remember where you placed your prized autographed hockey jersey? What about your vintage baseball card collection? Or your varsity football letter from high school? Over the years, we collect all kinds of sports memorabilia. These items represent great memories, but how can we enjoy them every day if they are tucked away and hidden? Relive your favorite game-winning moments by custom framing your sports photos, tickets, equipment, and jerseys at Art & Frame Warehouse! It makes a great conversation piece, protects your items from the elements, and lets you relive those special moments. For the month of April, we're offering 30% any custom sports memorabilia frames, so don't forget to bring those items in!


Art & Frame Warehouse 35% OFF April Gallery Sale!!


Fun project, framed at our South Kansas City location! The fused glass art was shadowboxed using a shadowbox frame and suede mats. Installed are battery powered LED marquis lights, with remote control included! Take your shadowboxes to the next level, bring your items in today at any of our 3 locations!


Local artist Dana Kramer, hanging in our Lee's Summit gallery, currently has a sale on all of his work! If you purchase any of his artwork that has a purple tag, you'll receive 30% off the purchase! Stop in today to help support local artists in Kansas City and Lee's Summit!


If you took a big family vacation, and have photos and items from the trip that you'd like to frame up, bring them to us! This is a recently framed shadowbox for a family who took a trip to Zion National Park! All photos are trimmed down, and mounted and raised to emphasis the good times the family had, making the perfect shadowbox! Bring your items in today!


Pair of Muhammad Ali boxing gloves, framed at our Lee's Summit location! They are framed in a way that allows them to be taken out of the frame, used, and put back in when finished! Have a boxing fan in your family? Bring any boxing memorabilia, and yes, even BOXING GLOVES, to any of our three locations! We'll help you design a frame that's perfect for showcasing your treasures!


Recent Royals baseball shadowbox, framed out our Lee's Summit location! The box comes with hinges and a clasp, offering easy access to change out the customer's signed baseballs if they choose! If you need any kind of display case offering easy access to your treasured items, bring them in to Art & Frame Warehouse today!


One of our very happy customers from our Lee's Summit location! She and her husband always bring in the most fun items to frame, including these masks from overseas! If you have treasures found anywhere around the world, why not frame them up and display them in your home? Stop in any of our 3 locations to get started today!


Do you need a new mirror for your home? Take this quiz to find out. If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you need a custom mirror built just for you. We can help!

-- Do you have an odd sized space?
-- Do you need to match a piece of furniture?
-- Do you have a space that needs punch? 
-- Do you have a unique, hard-to-define personal style?
-- Do you want to create a focal point or conversation piece? 
-- Do you have a dark area in your home?
-- Do you need to duplicate a scene in your home?

When we build your mirror, we are building it to YOUR specifications, exactly sized for your space and your style. You get to be involved in the design process, choosing from hundreds of frame samples and mirror choices to build a unique, one-of-a-kind mirror for your home. Because it is built by hand, our mirror quality is unsurpassed and will safely stand the test of time.


Art & Frame fans! We are still celebrating shadowboxes for this month! Don't forget, there are just 4 EASY STEPS to creating a memorable project with us!

Step 1: Create a theme for your project. "Kansas City Memorabilia" or "Trip to Spain!" make great themes!

Step 2: Gather all of the items related to your theme! Photos, tickets, passes, souvenirs...we can frame ANYTHING!

Step 3: Bring your items to us. We are here to collaborate with you, and help you design your box start to finish, including the layout of your items and design of the frame!

Step 4: Leave it to us! We'll create a memorable item for you to hang in your home and cherish for a lifetime!

If you mention this post, you'll receive 30% OFF your shadowbox project! Stop in any of our 3 locations today!



Art & Frame fans, it's Meet-Your-Local-Framer Friday!

We are introducing your third local custom framer, Jon! Jon is the manager of our South Kansas City location, and has been with Art & Frame for 15 years!! He enjoys framing family history pieces, more particularly, objects that are intended to be passed down from generation to generation. Jon was born and raised in St. Louis, but has lived in KC for the last 16 years. Outside of work, Jon paints and draws, along with other creative endeavors, oftentimes with his 3 and 5 year old daughters. He enjoys camping, hiking, being outdoors and working on his hand-built bike track!

Stay tuned next week to meet your next local custom framer!


Local Lee's Summit artist Shane Miller has a few new pieces in our Lee's Summit gallery! If you like bold, colorful, dynamic art, then stop in today!


Art & Frame fans, it's Meet-Your-Local-Framer Friday!

We are introducing your second local custom framer, Laura! Laura has been with the company for 5 months, and works at our Lee's Summit location! Her favorite items to frame are photographs and colorful, energetic prints and paintings. Laura is originally from Colombia, South America, and has a degree in Biology from El Bosque University. She enjoys working shoulder to shoulder with her husband Mike. Outside of Art & Frame, Laura enjoys spending time outdoors (not when it's 2 degrees outside), finding and cooking new recipes, practicing yoga with her husband and spending time with her dog and cat!

Stay tuned next Friday to meet your next local custom framer!


Interested in framing a family heirloom or displaying your valuable collections? Here are four steps to making the process with Art & Frame Warehouse easy and rewarding! Stop in any of our three Kansas City locations! Gallery Quality, Warehouse Prices


Art & Frame fans! We have a new local artist hanging in our Lee's Summit gallery, be sure to come in and take a look! We are introducing Rand Lohman, from Lee's Summit, MO!

Pieces shown are titled "The Spiral of Life: The Season's Turning" (top), and "The Spiral of Life: Introspection's Journey" (bottom).

A little bit from the Artist Statement:

"Nature is full of spirals for different reasons. The interplay between atoms, physical forces, and matter creates spirals out of galaxies and describes the path of celestial rotations as systems move through space. This spiraling movement drives seasons and brings new moons and eclipses around the globe. Shells and plants develop in spirals because it is the most efficient way for them to grow. The basis of some mathematics is found within nature's spirals which may explain why it was important as a sacred form in ancient cultures and why it is still used in art, design, and architecture. Humans discovered the mathematical and proportional beauty of the spiral in nature and for millennia, draw upon it as an inspiration of aesthetic creations".