January 27, 2014

The Behind the Scenes look at creating the entry piece for the Tru Vue 2nd Annual framing competition. Turn up the volume and Enjoy!

November 23, 2012
Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow, November 24th is the 3rd annual Small Business Saturday, but did you know Framed by Kosal is a participating retailer?


Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. Join us tomorrow to Shop Small® with discounts only available tomorrow. This is our chance to show how much we appreciate you as our clients!


Our special Small Business Saturday offer is

~ 25% off store wide sale.*

  • Framed Art
  • Prints
  • Vintage Prints
  • Digital Imaging
  • Photo Printing
And of course Custom Framing!

Support your favorite small businesses and shop small this season. To learn more, visit ShopSmall.com.

See you Tomorrow!

*Excluding autographed sports memorabilia and consigned art.  Excludes existing orders and cannot be combined with other offers.

November 23, 2012
50% off Art Today Only!

Through artaissance you can custom size your artwork!

We know it can be frustrating when you fall in love with a piece of art and it just doesn’t fit the space you have in mind. At Artaissance, they can make the art you want in the size you want, while staying true to the original proportions of the artwork. Provide either the width or the height (in inches), and their system will calculate the opposite dimension. Now your art can not only fit your style, but your space as well.

This offer is only good online. Visit framedbykosal.ArtThatFits.com to view all the exclusive art on sale for today only. To save on shipping, select FREE SHIPPING option and have your art order shipped to our shop in Monroe, CT.

*Discount applies to art only; does not include a discount on shipping, taxes and duties.This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions or be applied to previous purchases. Expires 11/23/2012 at 11:59 PM in your local time zone.

April 3, 2012
Behind the Scenes: “Thriller Jacket”

A black and red calf leather jacket is among the most recognizable and famous garments of the 20th century.  This jacket has been described as “the greatest piece of rock and roll memorabilia in history.”  The iconic jacket was worn by Michael Jackson in his “Thriller” video in 1983.  One of the most famous jackets and I get to frame it.  Well, at least a replica of the jacket since the original is currently in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This replica was designed by Marc Laurent and cut to the King of Pop’s exact measurements.  The jacket features an exact print of Michael’s signature and actual autographs from the remaining Jackson 5 members; Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon Jackson on the inside lining.

A piece of rock and roll history deserves a one of a kind custom frame.  Framing this jacket came with a few challenges. One challenge was showing the signatures on the inside lining without taking away from the piece. Another challenge was a conservation challenge of  how to mount the jacket while preserving it. It took some time but the jacket is mounted on a black glossy mat without adhesives or being sewn through.  To have some added dimension and structure to the jacket it is stuffed with acid-free materials.

  

To fit the depth of the jacket a 2” gold and wood panel frame was cake-stacked; (moulding is set 90 degrees on it’s side to create depth and topped with another frame. The face of the bottom frame is now the side.) Then topped with a custom wrapped red leather frame to match the leather of the jacket. 

For an added custom touch the glass was hand-painted with Michael’s silhouette and Thriller logo. Michael’s silhouette was painted on the inside of the glass in silver and placed to float over the jacket.  The Thriller logo was painted in red with touches of black and placed to fill some negative space at the bottom of the frame.


All elements placed together with a few finishing touches; here is the finished piece.  A one of a kind custom frame for an iconic jacket.

March 23, 2012
Metallica tour posters: Hand-painted, texturized mat and fillet. Skull & bones image cut out of aluminum and painted in the center of the mat. Metallica lighting bolt logo in corners on mat. Customer’s lanyard pass wrapped around the mat. Finished off with Larson-Juhl Custom Frames Dresden frame.

Metallica tour posters: Hand-painted, texturized mat and fillet. Skull & bones image cut out of aluminum and painted in the center of the mat. Metallica lighting bolt logo in corners on mat. Customer’s lanyard pass wrapped around the mat. Finished off with Larson-Juhl Custom Frames Dresden frame.

March 2, 2012
Turn a candid photo into a cool wall collage. We created this look by printing a large 30x40 photo in varies tones: color, black & white, sepia. Photo was then cropped into 8 sections and individually framed using Larson-Juhl Confetti white frame.

Turn a candid photo into a cool wall collage. We created this look by printing a large 30x40 photo in varies tones: color, black & white, sepia. Photo was then cropped into 8 sections and individually framed using Larson-Juhl Confetti white frame.