Where to buy square picture frames in Canada for Melissa Mary Jenkins Art Prints

Where to buy square picture frames in Canada for Melissa Mary Jenkins Art Prints.

“Pear”

I have been increasingly inundated with questions about where to find frames for my square art prints. You can currently purchase my square art prints through Lemontree + Co , Rug & Weave , Hacienda and melissamaryjenkins Etsy shop.

“Grey Skies”

Many of the photos of my art prints in my Etsy shop are mock up photos. This means that I carefully curated mock up photos and inserted my artwork into the photos with an editing program.

“Reaching Towards”

Finding similar square frames in real life can be a little tricky, so I compliled a list of where to shop for 12 X 12″ and 8 X 8″ frames in Canada. *For all my US friends, your list is currently being compiled*

“Beach”

Posterjack.ca

I print my art prints with a local Canadian company called Posterjack, who also offers professional framing. With a choice of over 50 frame styles and colours, Posterjack provides customers with the option of framing my 12 X 12″ art prints (along with many other sizes). If you wish to have your artwork professionally framed by Posterjack, please message me through Etsy and I will create a custom listing for you.

*Posterjack currently does not have an option for framing an 8 X 8″ print*

Etsy

I am highlighting a Canadian Etsy company called LivingTaste because it is a simple click away when purchasing art prints in my melissamaryjenkins Etsy shop. They offer a 12 X 12″ frame (without mat) or 7.5 X 7.5 (with mat) for 8×8″ artwork. It is a Metal Photo Picture Frame (Aluminum Shiny Brushed) and it is offered in Grey, Gold and Black.

Metal Photo Picture Frame Aluminum Shiny Brushed | Etsy

West Elm

These 12 X 12″ Gallery Frames from West Elm create a true museum-inspired look. They are available in Black, Wheat, Brass, Grey Wash, Nickel, Walnut and White.

Multi-Mat Gallery Frames – Black | west elm Canada

Another option at West Elm is this 12 X 12″ Alder wood frame in a Wheat finish.

Multi-Mat Wide Wood Gallery Frames – Wheat | west elm Canada

Wayfair.ca

This frame from Wayfair is a perfect pairing with my Vintage Still Life Pear painting. And while I am unable to provide a photo of the frame in a square format, I think you will agree, it is a beautiful modern rendition of an antique frame. It is pictured here in Bronze but it is also offered in Aged Gold, Aged Silver, Antique White, and Copper.

Lark Manor Stratton Picture Frame, 0.75″ Wide With Glass Facing & Reviews | Wayfair.ca

Wayfair offers a few other square frames in various colours:

Gold and Black 12 X 12″ Metal Photo Picture Frame, with a 8 X 8″ Mat and Tempered Glass

Mercer41 12X12 Metal Photo Picture Frame, Gold Beveled Frame (Aluminum Satin Brushed), With A 8X8 Mat And Tempered Glass | Wayfair.ca

Grey Wood Frame in 8 X 8″ and 12 X 12″

Wrought Studio Rayna Wood Gallery Picture Frame & Reviews | Wayfair.ca

Black Double Matted Frame 12 X 12″ with 8 X 8″ Mat

Winston Porter Hoyos Wall Picture Frame & Reviews | Wayfair.ca

White and Black Wood Frame, with a 8 X 8″ Mat and Tempered Glass

Ebern Designs 12X12 Photo Picture Frame, Black Wood Frame, With 8X8 Mat And Tempered Glass | Wayfair.ca

Amazon.ca

Amazon has a decent selection of square frames, but I have chosen to link frames that will be shipped quickly and without an import fees deposit.

This gold frame would add a sleek modern edge to my art prints and it is also offered in grey.

12×12 Gray Metal Frame with 8×8 Mat 12×12 Metal Photo Picture Frame, Grey Frame (Aluminum Shiny Brushed), with 8×8 Mat and Tempered Glass : Amazon.ca: Home

White 8 X 8

RPJC Solid Wood and High Definition Glass Picture Frame Display Photo 8×8 with Mat or 11×11 Without Mat for Wall Mounting Brown : Amazon.ca: Home

White Double Frame, MATTED to 5 X 5″ , x 8″

Gallery Solutions Flat Tabletop Wall Picture 8X8 White Double Frame, MATTED to 5X5, x 8 inches : Amazon.ca: Home

Rustic Wood 8 X 8″

Ray & Chow 8×8 inch Rustic Brown Matted Square Picture Frame – Made to Display 8×8 Picture without Mat or 5×5 with Mat- Glass Window- Solid Wood- with Table Top Stand or Wall Hanging : Amazon.ca: Home

Solid Wood and High-Definition Glass Picture Frame Display Photo 8 X 8″ with Mat or 11 X 11″ Without Mat for Wall Mounting Brown

RPJC Solid Wood and High Definition Glass Picture Frame Display Photo 8×8 with Mat or 11×11 Without Mat for Wall Mounting Brown : Amazon.ca: Home

Michaels.ca

Michaels always holds great sales and offers white and black square framing options.

White Square Frame with Double Mat 8 X 8″ (12 X 12″ unmatted)

Shop for the White Square Gallery Wall Frame with Double Mat by Studio Décor® at Michaels

Black Square Frame with Double Mat 8 x 8in (12 x 12in unmatted)

Shop for the Black Square Gallery Wall Frame with Double Mat by Studio Décor® at Michaels

Walmart.ca

This light wood toned 12 X 12″ frame with single mat with an opening for an 8 X 8″ print would suit my neutral pieces perfectly.

hometrends Gallery Perfection Square Frame | Walmart Canada

similar mock up frames with Neutral #1 and Neutral #2 in my Etsy shop

Black 8 X 8″

8-Inch Square Photo Frame Poster Frames, Picture Frame for Home Decor | Walmart Canada

Winners.ca and Homesense Canada

Who doesn’t love a stroll through Winners and/or Homesense where you can find amazing deals and random frame sizes?

Thrift Stores, Kijiji, Facebook Marketplace, garage sales etc

Both vintage and modern frames are always fun to discover at your favourite thrift store, garage sale or online marketplace.

If you know of any other Canadian shops who carry options for 8 X 8″ and 12 X 12″ frames, please comment below and I will add the company to my list!

“It’s a Winner!” Art Prints now available at Lemontree + Co. Interiors

Two new vintage-inspired landscape prints are now available at Lemontree + Co. Interiors.

“Lavenham Green”

When I first embarked on painting digital art, my vision was to create artwork reminiscent of vintage landscapes. Truth be told, I dreamed of creating paintings that would blend seamlessly into Sophia of Lemontree + Co. Interiors’ finely curated line of vintage-modern home goods. Not only is Sophia’s design aesthetic exquisite, she has a keen eye for detail. So once I had completed “Lavenham Green,” I reached out to Sophia to hear her thoughts on this painting. Her exact response was, “It’s a winner!! I’ll buy it.”

Well, needless to say, Sophia’s response definitely inspired me to continue. I am deeply touched by her encouragement, not only because I admire her ability to achieve sophisticated simplicity, but also because she values authenticity and a natural aesthetic. In Sophia’s words, “It [nature] brings authenticity to a room and makes us feel grounded. Nature is the home of simplicity.”

“Lavenham Green” available in 8 x 10” and 11 x 14”

Sophia also helped connect me to the Toronto-based print company that I now exclusively use to print my paintings called Posterjack. Posterjack not only produces high quality prints on 308 GSM 100% cotton Hahnemuehle Photo Rag using the giclee method, but they are sustainably-minded and use water based non-toxic inks printed on FSC certified photo paper.

I am honoured to announce that two of my prints are now available to purchase in the Lemontree + Co. shop: “Lavenham Green” and “Grey Skies.”

“Grey Skies”

The fulfilling part of creating and selling art is the rush that comes from people appreciating your work, but also the joy felt when the painting becomes a part of a home’s story. I can’t wait to see how these prints weave their way into your story.

“Grey Skies” available in 8 x 8” and 12 x 12”

A new creative venture: Digital Art Prints

Vintage Inspired Art Prints and Contemporary Modern Art Prints

You may be wondering what a digital painting is? What do I mean when I say that I created a digital art painting? Digital painting is the process of painting on a tablet, a smart phone or a computer. This is done through painting software that recreates the experience of paint brushes, pens, pencils, and paint on paper. An Apple Pencil, stylus or simply a finger can be used to draw, sketch or paint on a touch screen.

I use a program called Procreate on my iPad to “paint” and I love that I can create anywhere: out in the farm fields, sitting by our pond, waiting in the car or curled up in bed. I can pick up my iPad at any time of the day and come back to a piece that I am working on to gain a fresh perspective without having to clean up a mess.

On the surface, creating art on a computer seems so very contrary to my natural ink adventures. Yet, if you think outside the box a little bit, transposing my daily walks in the fields into abstract landscapes without using any art supplies other than my ipad does fit into my passion for reducing my ecological footprint. And while no visual art is innately sustainable, creating digital art and then printing with an eco-friendly company is consistent with my values. I chose a local Canadian company called PosterJack to print my paintings using water based non-toxic inks printed on FSC certified fine-art photo rag.

When I first starting creating digital art, my vision was to recreate vintage landscapes. There is no end to my inspiration as I am surrounded by fields and streams and rolling hills.

my studio is surrounded by farm fields

I added both a craquelure and a canvas effect on these vintage-inspired landscape paintings to recreate an antique look.

The landscapes then led to a vintage-inspired still life painting of a pear and a portrait of my daughter.

I applied both a craquelure and a canvas effect on this vintage-inspired
portrait of my daughter.

I also combined my love of clouds, bodies of water and fields to create a more modern abstract collection. Each of these pieces have a lovely canvas texture that is smooth to the touch but a visual treat for the eyes.

All of these pieces are available to purchase in various sizes in my Etsy shop and I currently have 3 paintings available for purchase through Shop Hacienda