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!

INKPRINTS of time: A Serendipitous Collaboration

trusting the unforeseen

Late January, a friend and I drove a few towns over to visit the lovely little village of Elora. The shop of LemonTree Interiors & Co was first on our list to visit. As we were parking, I recognized Sophia from her Instagram account. You need to understand that Sophia is a bit of a design “rock star” to me, so I was a tad nervous to introduce myself. I noticed that she was getting boxes out of her car, so I pulled up my “big girl” pants and asked if she was indeed Sophia of LemonTree Interiors and if she needed some help. Sophia gracefully embraced my fan-girl approach and welcomed us into her quaint little shop.

As we entered, I was swept away by the elegant curation of vintage, sustainable and modern decor. Naturally, I began chatting about a new stamping ink that I was working on and then Sophia got a twinkle in her eye and reached into a drawer. She pulled out gorgeous teak stamps that had been hand carved in India and said that she had been waiting for “just the right moment” to unearth the stamps.

I left the shop that day with a few decor treats for myself, a bag full of teak stamps and a sense of excitement for our serendipitous art collaboration which we would later name INKPRINTS of time.

Let me tell you a bit about my process in creating these pieces. Crafting my stamping ink from lampblack soot is a slow and intensive process, but it never fails to reward me with a rich, velvety black. I add in a few other secret ingredients to ultimately form a vegan, sustainably sourced and archival ink. When I paint the ink onto the antique stamps it creates pure “black” magic.

The paper is created by Canadian based company Papeterie Saint Armand. It is a flax/cotton canal paper fashioned from left over straw that is not composted in farm fields. This rough paper is made by mixing the beaten straw with rags. No bleach, chemicals or cooking is required. I hand-deckled the edges to create an unpolished juxtaposition with the black frame.

Inkprints of Time speaks of trusting the process. This series honors the idea that concepts can simmer until “the moment” arrives. For both Sophia and I, the moment arose with a serendipitous encounter that developed into these ink-prints that embrace time honoured traditions and pay homage to slow artisanal process.

To purchase these 14” x 14” framed pieces as either a set or as individual pieces, head over to LemonTree Interiors & Co where you will be delighted and inspired.