Putting the "artist" in Artists Frame Service

Generally, the art that comes across our doorstep is complete and ready for framing.

But then there are the special cases that need a little TLC....

Challenge: How to frame a puzzle that's missing some pieces?

Challenge: How to frame a puzzle that's missing some pieces?

Our customer received this puzzle as a gift from her grandchildren. She put it together and carefully transported it on a flat board to our store. Unfortunately, the hawk was blowing that day. A little windy city bluster caught the board and sent puzzle pieces flying down Clybourn Avenue. She was able to find and collect the vast majority but there were several escapees.

The customer was puzzled as to how to save her project, but this became a fun challenge for our fine artists on staff. The existing puzzle pieces were glued down and then missing areas were hand- painted to match. You have to look mighty close to find the pieces that are not quite like the others.

Every piece in it's place!

Every piece in it's place!

Painting in the missing areas by hand.

Painting in the missing areas by hand.

can you tell which piece is painted?

can you tell which piece is painted?

We are a staff of artists, not just framing clerks. This is a fine example of how we put the "artist" in Artists Frame Service. An artist can solve problems creatively and help complete the picture....one puzzle piece or one frame at a time.