My favorite custom product for 2012 – our new Heritage print. I was just at the framers, building two pieces for a client, and thought I’d share the process.

Hand printed on watercolor paper, with a hand-decked edge, these pieces are more painting than print. I worked with the always awesome folks at the Framer’s Workroom (if you haven’t been, these will become your go-to framers once you discover them) to come up with the custom frame style. They do the archival preparation of the piece and floats it over the extra wide mat. They also custom build the wood frame.

Then I cut and place the spacers, which creates a “floating look” that amplifies the focus on the edge detail and print texture.

From there, I clean and lay museum glass (UV protection and non-glare), add the back support and cover, and apply frame hangers to the back.

And voila! My favorite piece. I was in and out feeding the parking meter while doing this over the course of 3 hours, and totally forgot to take a final picture of the piece, not the wrapping :), but below is an image of another clients’ final Heritage print.

Come by sometime if you’d like to check it out in person and see if this treatment is a fit for your images.