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Reminder: Free Shipping in November and December!

We know it says so on the front page, Free Shipping in November and December:

But wanted to clarify that you don't need a coupon code, or a Groupon code, or anything like that—free shipping comes automatically with every order! This is a sweet deal, especially since the holidays are coming up fast.

In the background of the image above, you can see our new shipping boxes, which are artful in and of themselves. We designed them ourselves and they make a great gift box, too.

So, order our products with the peace of mind that you won't have to deal with any of those pesky shipping costs. Find our prints in the "Products" drop down menu above, or if you feel like it, head to The Grommet, where I recently had a product launch. I'm still pretty psyched to have my prints available there!

November 15, 2013 by james mcdonald

How To Frame Your Art

The topic of framing our art came up on our Facebook page recently:

"All of our prints are made to fit standard frames. 11x17, 18x24, 12x36 are all standard sizes you can get at your local mom and pop frame store or the bigger chains. Michael's has a large variety and great coupons and weekly sales. We make it easy for you."

This is definitely a built in benefit, making it easy to frame your new ilostmydog art. You can see how some of our prints have been framed—very simply:

 

To give your print a little something extra, you can add a mat to your framed print. Our friends over at 20x200 put together a video on this very topic—enhancing your art with a ready-made frame and a custom mat. Some of the guidelines are:

  • Simple frames are better (especially if you're on a budget)
  • A black frame is a great choice (and hides wear and tear easily)
  • Buy a frame bigger than a piece (e.g. for a 8x10 print, go for a 14x17 frame)
  • Shop around for frames.
  • Inspect for damage first.
  • Get a custom mat (throw out the one that comes with the frame).

Check out the video for more tips, especially when it comes to the custom mat.

 

November 11, 2013 by james mcdonald