Raiders of the Lost Ark movie Prop – This gentleman brought us this amazing movie prop from the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark for us to custom frame it. We worked very closely with him to create a design that would make the piece stand out while making it possible for him to easily take it out of the shadowbox. You can below how happy our customer was and also the way he describes the whole project better than we do:
I came to RJ with a special project that other Framers in San Diego declined as too difficult (or impossible). I obtained a Raiders of the Lost Ark movie prop from an auction house in London and the British Framer they normally use declined my project (for reasons outside of their control). This piece is a 5 lb Mayan Mask from the Idol Temple Throne room early in the movie. I came to RJ with a design that required custom mounting and display of a 3-dimensional object in conjunction with 3 2-dimensional images. RJ Matched my design perfectly and built a custom box that not only holds the object but allows me to open the front and remove the object for inspection. Beautifully executed with black fabric inside, a natural basket weave mat that goes perfectly with my design, and a black wood frame on the outside with museum low-reflective glass. and from the front, it looks as though it is simply matted and framed. I knew I was asking a lot of RJ but he happily took on the project and delivered. I will certainly come to RJ with any future pieces I acquire.
February 18, 2017
Electric Mud, Local Band, Custom Framing to hang in their studio – This customer came in with two wrinkled t-shirts and a digital file of the bands’ photograph and somewhat of an idea of what he wanted, including a metal plaque. He left the design up to us and fortunately for us, he loved the end result. We went with a dark blue suede mat board, we didn’t like how the photo looked by itself, as it was lacking a pop and so we added a fillet (the silver decorative small frame around it) to bring out the photo. For the plaque, we used black aluminum and decorated the walls using the same suede. For the frame, we used a black shadowbox frame with enough height and texture to stand out but not overpower the art. He said it looked amazing and a whole lot better than whatever he had imagined. His expression when we revealed it made our day! Here’s what he said on Yelp:
This place is the place to go for any custom framing! RJ ran through my project with me down to the fine details and had excellent recommendations. The level of experience they carry is extremely comforting, especially with my project being so important to me. I manage a Rock N' Roll band and this was a tribute frame that displayed the first shirts from the first show we did together with the band's signatures, album cover, & plaque brought all together by RJ's vision of what fits the band's vibe. It turned out perfect and exceeded my vision for what I thought was badass! And for the price, I couldn't be happier with the deal I was given. Definitely felt like I made out well.
A huge thank you to RJ and his family @ Jacquez Art & Custom Framing! Rock on!
September 07, 2016
A Happy Print Custom Framed – I ask this lady why she bought this print and she said because it made her happy to look at it. We selected these two frames and museum glass in order to continue to the happy feeling and she loved it. Here’s what she said about how the piece turned out:
We love our framed print! RJ spent a lot of time with us choosing the perfect double frame to fit the feel of our print. We were so happy with the finished product and could tell RJ loved it too. He really loves what he does and it shows in the final product. Perfect corners on the frame - perfect piece of art.
U.S. Flag on Canvas – Stretched and Custom Framed – Here’s our latest custom framed project for this beautiful couple. We started with a rolled up Canvas Art of a U.S. Flag by the Artist Allan Tuttle. The Flag measured 54″ x 35″ and once stretched, we used a medium wood-toned frame to put final touches. The customers loved it!
We came to see R.J. short time ago with a canvas painting of the American Flag from the art of Mr. Allen Tuttle. RJ was extremely helpful. We discussed a variety of options for stretching and framing our American Flag canvas. RJ helped us come up with the best combination to display our art. We agreed on all his recommendations and he contacted us a short time later to pick up the finished framing. We were very happy with the results! He is truly a fine artist at framing artwork. This artwork means a great deal to our military family. We have already recommended Jacquez Art & Custom Picture Framing to other members of our family and one of them have brought their artwork in for framing. We most strongly recommend RJ for all your framing needs.
September 09, 2016
Travelers map framed ASAP for his girlfriend’s Christmas gift. He had to get it done overnight in time for Christmas. He loved it and he said she loved it, too. Here’s what Ryan said on Yelp about his experience with us:
I needed a travelers map framed ASAP for my girlfriend's Christmas gift. I found Jacquez Art & Custom Framing on yelp. Well RJ and his lovely wife not only helped me, but made me feel like my important gift was theirs too. I explained to RJ what I wanted, his wife helped me pick a matching frame and had it ready for me before Christmas! It was beautiful and my girlfriend loves it. We already pinned all the places we have been together (RJ used a cork board backing so the pins stick perfectly!) and are planning our next trip. I can't thank RJ and his wife enough. They treated me like family and were very communicative with me. I highly recommend them to everyone and I will definitely be back with more crazy framing ideas in mind!
December 24, 2014
Simply Amazing Military Photography. We continue to work with this lady and husband custom framing and shipping their Photographic Art.
RJ was fantastic to work with. Quick to respond to my initial email, knowledgeable, well-spoken, professional...super customer service and beautiful work. He was as excited about our piece as we were. When you find someone who loves their profession and treats you well, why go anywhere else?
Robert Hoppe ’80s Deco Artwork Custom Framed – Here’s our latest custom framed artwork for this gentleman. He trusted us with the design and so we recommended an off-white mat with plenty of offset from the art to show the stamp at the bottom, and a 3/4″ white border all around the artwork. For the frame, we used a Roma Moulding, antique silver and black frame and for glazing, we used Clear, UV protection glass. The customer loved how it turned out!
This gentleman brought in this beautiful limited edition print for us to custom frame. Together, we decided on a nice, modern brown frame, a thick 8-ply white mat and anti-glare glass with UV protection. He loved it when he came by to pick it up.
Family Photo in the woods:
Another Happy Custom Framing Customer. The family absolutely loved it. We used two mats, a white fabric mat on top and a mustard color below to match the cool chair in the phone, plus museum glass for clarity and preservation, and a distressed frame.
Handmade Art from the Del Mar fair:
This lady and her mom brought us 4 of these hand-made art pieces from the local Del Mar fair, here in San Diego, CA. We used a beautiful walnut moulding, finished with natural bees wax, plus a think gold frame inside, and museum glass for clarity and conservation.
12 for 12 Designs Artwork for Kids Custom Framed:
Two fun pieces we did for this couple’s kids rooms. The artwork came from a company called 12 for 12 Designs. The couple loved how the frames came out and we are certain they look great in the kids’ rooms. We were delighted with what they had to say about us on Yelp, namely: “Great local framing shop. They did excellent work at a very reasonable price. Never tried to up-sell us. Very large selection of framing products. They treated us like family from the moment we stepped in the door. No complaints at all. We will definitely use them again for any other framing we need done.” — Nathan S.
Apollo 11 Memorabilia – double-sided frame:
This gentleman brought us a number of original documents from the Apollo 11 mission for us to custom frame using museum-quality materials. He asked for a double-sided look, because of the number of documents, some show on one side and the rest on back of the frame. We used two pieces of glass and two mat designs. He loved how it came out.
Log Photo on watercolor paper
A black frame doesn’t always work, but when it does, it is amazing what it does for the Art, as in the case of this amazing military photo. This lady brought in this incredible black and white photo for us to custom frame and ship to Boston for auction. One of our favorites. She loved it!
Limited Edition Fine Art:
These ladies waited for this piece to go on sale for a long time. Naturally they wanted to frame it using the very best materials. We used two mats, including a black acid-free mat underneath to make the art pop, as well as a thin silver / white frame with plenty of depth and of course museum glass for clarity and preservation. They both loved it.
Custom Framing 3 Duy Huynh Limited Edition prints:
This gentleman and his family are big Duy Huynh fans and had us custom frame these 3 limited-edition prints. These frames are going above the fireplace as a frame gallery. Our goal was to create cohesiveness between all of them while making each one unique. We used the same gold frame, same top 6-ply white mat and different bottom mat for each piece. To protect them for a long time to come, we went with museum glass. Customer loved how they turned out.
Hand-made Needlework Art:
A lady brought in these two amazing needlepoint works of art for us to custom frame. She spent countless hours working on the Angel piece and was extremely proud of it. She wanted the very best for it and left the design up to us. We went with a double fabric mat design with stars on the top mat to continue her design. She absolutely loved it!
Autographed Jerseys Custom Framed:
This gentleman is renovating his son’s room and wanted to surprise him with these two autographed jerseys. He had us do the custom framing and was to our design recommendations. We stretched them lightly and framed them using a tall black frame and reflection control glass. The Dad loved how they turned out, and we have no doubt the son did, too.
HUGE Hawaiian Sunset Canvas Art:
Largest Canvas Art we have stretched at 91″ x 31.” An amazing Hawaiian Sunset Photo on Canvas. They loved it and sent us a photo of where it hangs in their home! We were delighted to read about their experience with us, on Yelp, namely: “I recently had a custom print by Mark Middleton stretched to a whopping 91×31′ by RJ… I went to several well known framing places that refused to stretch a canvas that large. Frustrated with nowhere to go my husband came across Jacquez Art and Framing… RJ saved the day…. He custom cut and created a stretcher bar for my nearly 8 ft piece! It turned out more beautiful than we imagined… RJ and staff were kind,professional, passionate and amazingly talented! Thank you so much for creating A beautiful piece for our home.” — Heather B.
Marathon Medals Custom Framed:
We worked closely with this amazing athlete to make sure we did justice to all of his achievements, as a marathon runner. We built two frames for two separate marathons, both using metal frames, double mats and anti-glare glass. He loved them when we did the unveiling at the store.
We are honored to do so much work for members of our U.S. military. Here’s a special project we did for this gentleman. He wanted us to create a shadow box to preserve his Granpa’s memorabilia, including a U.S. flag. We built a triangular frame for the flag, which we then attached to the final rectangular frame. We are proud of how it came out, and he loved it!
What an amazing pastel artwork this lovely lady made. We went with black and red to match the strawberry bird. She loved her masterpiece.
“I turned in a painting I did on a rough cut piece of packing paper. I expected R.j. to crop the painting to fit a frame but instead he asked if I could leave it up to him to chooses the frame. I trusted his artistic approach and left the painting. I came back a few days later when he told me it was ready and walked in the shop to see my painting beautifully displayed and instantly brought to tears. He did such a wonderful job working around the imperfections and the odd shape of paper. I was moved.
The painting I did was to be donated to an auction to raise money for mothers who worked as farm laborers in California that lost their jobs due to the droughts. It meant a great deal to me that R.J. felt inspired to donate the frame, too. It really reflects on the kind of people they are at Jacquez framing. I was deeply moved by my entire experience with them. I don’t feel anywhere else I could’ve had the same. From the bottom of my heart my biggest thanks to the Jaquez family. Thank you!” — Yessenia H. Review on Yelp