We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years! We certainly enjoyed our family time in Darwin but its good to be back in Adelaide.
We have hit the ground running this year! Lots of orders in already making the next month quite a busy one.
When we got back from holidays we were asked to do a special order, a life size Michael Jordan picture! I dont think we actually understood how big it was going to be!
We put a nice black frame around it to give it a border and then instead of glass we used acrylic. Due to the size of the finished frame, it would have been way to heavy with glass but very expensive. We have access to a great range of acrylic, even a museum kind. Like the museum glass it doesn't look like there is anything until you touch it. So if you are wanting something framed but wanting a cheaper option talk to us about acrylic and we can show you some samples.
We have been very busy here at Up In Frames and settling in well with the shop. We would like to say a massive thank you to all the new and returning customers that we have met in the last 3 months that we have taken over this groovy little shop. We have been so humbled by you all.
We had (for us) our first super star, HUGH GREENWOOD come in and have a couple of Guernseys done, one of which was his basketball Guernsey from back in the day playing for Australia in American basketball and then the debut singlet he wore as a current ADELAIDE CROWS player!!!
Such a humble and kind guy, Drew was so happy to meet a player from his favourite team and my son adored him...
We thank you for choosing Up In Frames, we loved creating these special keepsakes for you.
In the last 3 frames we have framed such a large variety of things, from posters to photos, canvases to artwork, mothers day we framed 2 gorgeous going home outfits from 2 little boys who with their dads help gave this to their mum on mothers day! What a lucky mum!!!!!
You would be surprised at what Up In Frames has to offer, why not send us through an enquiry and we can let you know of our affordable prices with high quality work that we can offer.
On a last note, HAPPY 3 MONTH ANNIVERSARY to Drew and I for owning the shop!!! Its been a fantastic 3 months and like we said above we cannot wait to see what the future holds..
Oh and we do have some new products coming soon!!!! Watch out on our Facebook page or join our Instagram page #upinframessa to keep up to date!
Thank you and we look forward to meeting with you in the future!
Alyssa & Drew
Well its been the first 2 weeks since we have taken over from Alisha and Luke and business is going well. Luke has been working along side of me to show me the ways that he has done framing and how I can incorporate into the way that I was shown.. We have shared some great tips but I can say that Luke has been a great mentor. He knows a lot!
Drew and myself are really looking forward to the future with Up In frames and are so excited to be given this opportunity.
We have already met some of Alisha and Lukes customers and had our first celebrity while we have owned the shop come in.
We hope to see you in the near future and don't forget to let your family friends and their friends know about us.
Alyssa & Drew
Here are a few more examples of AFL style football jumpers that we have recently custom framed at Up In Frames. They range from local Adelaide teams right up to AFL Premiership guernseys, we hope that you like them!
Below is a framed Western Bulldogs premiership guernsey which I was lucky enough to get signed in 2016 by my nephew Bailey Williams who plays for the Bulldogs.
This is my nephew Bailey's VFL Premiership guernsey and medal which was worn in the 2016 Grand Final.
Below is a Flagstaff Hill Premiership jumper and medal worn by Bradley Patterson from the Southern Football League A-grade Grand Final.
This is a St.Kilda Indigenous guernsey worn by Leigh Montagna in the 2017 Indigenous round.
Below is a signed Geelong Cats AFL jumper from 2017 which was framed as a Birthday present.
The two guernseys below are both signed Adelaide Crows jumpers from the 2017 season.
This is a signed Port Power jumper from 2016. This is done in our basic style of guernsey framing.
Shown below is a signed Mick Martyn jumper from the 2002 season. It was an old school woolen jumper which you don't see a lot of anymore!
This is a Loxton Football jumper, three Premiership medallions, photos and a Best on ground medal which was worn by Ryan Proud.
We hope that you like these examples and it gives you a bit of an idea of framing styles for football jumpers if you have one that you're thinking of getting framed!
At Up In Frames we have recently had the pleasure of framing up six of Travis Head's cricket shirts ranging from his Big bash shirt up to his Australian shirt, three of which are shown below.
Below is a Warradale A grade Premiership cricket shirt with Premiership medal, plaque and photos. This was worn by Rowan Williams in the A grade Grand Final in 2016 - 2017.
Pictured below is a signed Lamar Odom Lakers jersey with photos and a plaque.
This is a framed flag and photos from the Kooyonga golf course where a customer of ours was lucky enough to hit a hole in one on the seventh hole!
Below is a Softball home plate which was framed up and donated to some very loyal supporters of the Condors Softball team. We used a green suede matboard to replicate a grass look.
Pictured below are two old signed cricket bats framed up in a stained box with a frame around the front. These things take a lot of time to do, but are well worth doing properly to preserve the bats.
We use acrylic bat mounts which alleviates any damage to the bats in the framing process. These are slightly visible but are a much better option than putting screws into the bat!
One thing that people forget about when getting a football jumper or shirt framed is how the item is mounted in the frame!
Unfortunately I have seen some valuable items that have had a thousand staples pumped into them and even a hot glue gun had been used on one which actually makes the item worthless.
The reason that these framers have done it this way is because it is quick and easy and saves a heap of time, but it is not the right way to do it to preserve the garment.
Below is an example of something that we pulled apart to re frame and found that it had been massacred!!
The staples had actually torn the shirt in several places and it also took me a long time to unpick every staple that had been put into it.
At Up In Frames we use a fine fabric tool to mount jumpers and shirts which has a thin needle that pushes through and shoots a plastic tab, much like the ones found on the tags of new cloths but only shorter which only puts a tiny needle hole through the item.
Below is a picture of the fine fabric tool and also the little plastic tabs that hold the shirt in place. We normally put at least nine tabs in each jumper to ensure that it doesn't move around at all when moving the frame.
We cut a shirt card for every job out of 3mm foam board which slips inside the jumper and keeps it nice and tight and also allows us to put the tabs in under the front of the jumper so that they are not visible. Normally we use white foam core but in this instance we used black as it is a dark coloured jumper.
The images below shows the fine fabric tab which is hidden under the front of the guernsey. We also flip it over and put a piece of tape on the back of every tab just to reinforce them and to stop them from pulling through the matboard.
Then we place double sided tape and dobs of glue onto the backing board to stick the mat down as it needs to be ridged when spaced away from the glass to avoid bowing. Don't worry, the matboard acts as a barrier between the guernsey and the glue and will not effect the garment at all!!
We also use a nail punch to put dress making pins across the bottom of the jumper and into the foam shirt card to stop it from lifting up over time.
Here are a couple of jumpers that are mounted and ready to go into the frames. We also space all of our jumpers away from the glass as it can look pretty ordinary when they are just squashed in against the glass!
As you can see a lot of work goes into framing these guernseys properly, but it is well worth it to preserve your treasured item! It should be something that you only have to get done once!
Just remember that if you are looking at getting a jumper or shirt framed in the future that you ask your framer how it is going to be mounted.
The cheapest option is not always the best one!!
Below are some framed vintage Henley Beach prints that we have for sale in our showroom at Up In Frames. They are a great gift idea and are also a great talking point for anyone who lives in the area.
They are all A3 sized prints (420mm x 297mm) with a mount board and a caption underneath of the year and area that the photograph was taken. The outside dimensions of the frames are 585mm wide x 480mm high and come in various styles and colours.
We currently have them on special for $95 each. They normally retail for $120 and we have limited stocks of these photographs, so get in fast to make sure that you don't miss out!
Henley Beach Diving Pool - 1947
Henley Beach Esplanade - 1925
Henley Beach Esplanade - 1930
Henley Beach Surf Life saving Club - 1952
Old Henley Beach Jetty - 1910
Henley Beach Diving Pool - 1947
Henley Beach Surf Life Saving - 1947
Henley Beach Esplanade - 1946
Henley Beach Ice Cream Pavilion - 1947
Below are just a few examples of some Memorabilia framing that we have recently completed at Up In Frames. They range from basic box framing up to the high end framing styles.