Shadowbox Framing in Dallas

Shadowbox framing is the perfect way to display and protect your most precious treasures. We are experienced in archival preservation techniques ensuring your items are not damaged in the framing process. We will frame anything and love a challenge. Stop in to discuss your special framing project.

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Here are just a few of the hundreds of shadowbox projects that we’ve had the pleasure to frame. Click on each one to learn more.

FRAMING PROJECT: Varsity Blues

FRAMING PROJECT: Varsity Blues

This varsity leather jacket, that once belonged to President Gerald Ford, has been hand-stitched to the backing for archival preservation. Stitches can be removed without harming the jacket. We are experts in archival framing processes.  

FRAMING PROJECT: He’s A Beauty

FRAMING PROJECT: He’s A Beauty

Do you have a signed autograph from a favorite athlete? We can shadowbox frame it to display in your game room or office. This Wayne Fleming signed t-shirt was brought to us folded and tucked into an old plastic frame. We added the photo and completely reworked the...

FRAMING PROJECT: An Elephant Never Forgets

FRAMING PROJECT: An Elephant Never Forgets

The lucky ones are the people that have the opportunity to travel and experience a wide range of different cultures. These meaningful experience are worth remembering and sharing with the people around us. This client brought back a piece of incredible punched leather...

FRAMING PROJECT: Brown Palace Hotel

FRAMING PROJECT: Brown Palace Hotel

We love seeing the unique items clients bring in for custom shadowbox framing. This dish and room keys are from the historic Brown Palace Hotel in Denver open since August 12, 1892. When it celebrated its grand opening, the hotel had 400 guest rooms (compared to 241...

FRAMING PROJECT: Amy’s Cookie Recipe

FRAMING PROJECT: Amy’s Cookie Recipe

Amy’s oatmeal cookies! Her husband's favorite. He wanted this recipe hanging on the kitchen wall. We shadowbox framed the plate with the handwritten recipe and are hoping some cookies magically appear at the gallery.  

FRAMING PROJECT: Marionette Display Case

FRAMING PROJECT: Marionette Display Case

Custom acrylic display box for these lovely marionettes.   Did you know... In French, marionette means "little Mary". In France during the Middle Ages, string puppets were often used to depict biblical events The Virgin Mary being a popular character, hence the...

FRAMING PROJECT: Jesus Clay Sculpture

FRAMING PROJECT: Jesus Clay Sculpture

We shadowbox framed this Jesus inspired clay sculpture in an elegant silver-leafed (with undertones of light brown) faced frame with a rustic edge.

FRAMING PROJECT: Air Force Greetings From England

FRAMING PROJECT: Air Force Greetings From England

We were recently brought this delicate silk scarf to frame that belongs to a 91-year old former U. S. Air Force pilot. He receive it while stationed in England between 1948 and 1952 during the Korean Conflict. We hand stitched and floated it on top of the mat and...

FRAMING PROJECT: Disney Half Marathon

FRAMING PROJECT: Disney Half Marathon

Celebrate your accomplishments with a custom shadowbox. Bring in your items and we will work with you to create a perfect frame to preserve your memories.

FRAMING PROJECT: BIG!

FRAMING PROJECT: BIG!

From the very small to the very large, we frame it all. Our framers are skilled at creating frames that are not only beautiful, but will stand the test of time. We specialize in conservation and archival framing. In addition to looking great, our hand-crafted custom...

FRAMING PROJECT: Silhouette Rememberance

FRAMING PROJECT: Silhouette Rememberance

Before the camera, an inexpensive portrait of a loved one would have been created by a silhouette artist. A pair of scissors, paper and the artist's eye could create a likeness in very little time compared to sitting for a formal, painted portrait.   The art form was...

FRAMING PROJECT: Lighted Fossil Box

FRAMING PROJECT: Lighted Fossil Box

This fossilized lizard required a specialized shadowbox to show it at its best. We created a lighted box that has multiple settings and is controlled with a remote.  

FRAMING PROJECT: BlizzCon

FRAMING PROJECT: BlizzCon

Keepsakes from BlizzCon–an annual gaming convention held by Blizzard Entertainment. The matting perfectly compliments the subject. Black mat board with a blue core gives the illusion of glowing light. The rounded edges and general shape of the cutout under the main...

FRAMING PROJECT: Marathon Memories

FRAMING PROJECT: Marathon Memories

We were inspired by a mother of four that brought in mementos from a recent marathon for framing. Your accomplishments deserve recognition. Let us help you preserve the moment with custom shadowbox framing.

FRAMING PROJECT: Beauty Queen

FRAMING PROJECT: Beauty Queen

Once upon a time, this tiara crowned a beauty queen. The memory of that moment lives on with this carefully crafted shadowbox frame to protect it. This project presented a unique challenge due to the depth of the crown. We stacked two frames to accommodate it along...

FRAMING PROJECT: Biology

FRAMING PROJECT: Biology

Think outside the box when it comes to what you have custom framed. Frame what has meaning for you. Stop by or call and schedule an appointment at our Dallas Art Gallery and Framing Shop to discuss your custom framing project.     .  

FRAMING PROJECT: Back The Blue Flag

FRAMING PROJECT: Back The Blue Flag

Need something BIG framed? No problem. ...and this Back The Blue flag isn't even the largest object we have custom framed. In the Dallas Fort Worth area, we are your custom and archival framing experts.     .  

FRAMING PROJECT: Original Art Mask

FRAMING PROJECT: Original Art Mask

Additional uses for disposable masks... a unique canvas for artwork. The 2020-2021 pandemic will be remembered for generations to come for how it  changed our lives. This COVID mask with original art on it was brought in by a client for framing and we thought it a...

FRAMING PROJECT: Musical Family

FRAMING PROJECT: Musical Family

Generational Violin This shadowbox celebrates the importance of music for this family. The violin has been handed down through multiple generations and photos of each family member who played have been included. At Dutch Art Gallery, we are highly experienced in...

FRAMING PROJECT: Antique Velvet Child’s Coat

FRAMING PROJECT: Antique Velvet Child’s Coat

Prized Possessions We recently shadowbox framed this hand-sewn boys outfit dated 1870 from the state of Virginia. The photo below shows a close up of the wear and damage it had sustained over the years. Now this piece of history can be protected and displayed. At...

FRAMING PROJECT: 48-Star American Flag

FRAMING PROJECT: 48-Star American Flag

Prized Possessions This 5 foot, 48-star American flag flew over the USS LST 798 tank landing ship from April 8th to June 13th, 1945. Carefully stitched to the backing, the flag can be removed from the frame with no damage to the flag itself. At Dutch Art Gallery, we...

FRAMING PROJECT: Christmas Past

FRAMING PROJECT: Christmas Past

Filled with memories and love, these stockings from Christmas past come alive again when hung on your walls. Bring us your Christmas memories for shadowbox framing to display and to protect for future generations.

FRAMING PROJECT: Exotic Memories

FRAMING PROJECT: Exotic Memories

A gift from your well traveled favorite aunt or maybe you are the 'Auntie Mame' of the family. Whatever the story, we'll help you take those beloved objects and create the perfect shadowbox to display them. Framed to protect, without damaging, those memories.

FRAMING PROJECT: Paint Palette

FRAMING PROJECT: Paint Palette

The artist's palette. The artist's soul. What wondrous works were created from the now dried paint as the brush danced across its surface. This palette belonged to the grandmother of our client. What a wonderful and unique way to remember her. Certain objects often...

FRAMING PROJECT: Civil War Relics

FRAMING PROJECT: Civil War Relics

Civil War relics passed down through the years. We aren't privy to the specific family history, but we can tell you that the top item is a Union soldier's buckle, followed by a bullet, and the key to the figure eight handcuffs below them. All shadowboxes are framed in...

FRAMING PROJECT: Porsche Love

FRAMING PROJECT: Porsche Love

Porsche's long and storied racing heritage is the envy of most auto manufacturers. Porsche cars have won an estimated 24,000 auto races around the world, including more than 50 class wins at Le Mans. This shadowbox project is an homage to this iconic sports car. Are...

FRAMING PROJECT: Scheffler Glove

FRAMING PROJECT: Scheffler Glove

We recently had the pleasure of framing this golf glove signed by PGA Tour golfer Scottie Scheffler. Though born in New Jersey, Scheffler moved to Dallas at a young age playing golf at Highland Park High School and later at the University of Texas, so he's very much a...

FRAMING PROJECT: Gun Case

FRAMING PROJECT: Gun Case

Another happy customer. Our Custom Framing Guru, Nic Massar designed and built this locking gun case for our client. Make sure to scroll through the images. Our client sent a photo of it hanging in his home on his "Western Wall". . We mean it when we say we can frame...

FRAMING PROJECT: Army Medals

FRAMING PROJECT: Army Medals

Thank you for your service. A heartfelt sentiment from everyone Dutch Art Gallery to all who have served. You have our respect. Let us know if you are a current or past member of the military for a discount on custom framing.

FRAMING PROJECT: Nowitzki Jersey

FRAMING PROJECT: Nowitzki Jersey

Sports Jerseys are a popular custom shadowbox item for a reason. They'll never go out of style and they look great in your game room, home theater room or man/woman cave. Signed jerseys from sports icons are great, but doesn't your own up and coming sports star...

FRAMING PROJECT: Trophy Buckles

FRAMING PROJECT: Trophy Buckles

Our very own custom framing guru, Nic Massar, "engineering and stitching" Trophy Buckles for a custom shadowbox for Jack Birdsong; who is not only the owner of Birdsong Electric, but a competitive team roper. The finish project highlights his competitive achievements....

FRAMING PROJECT: Navajo Weaving

FRAMING PROJECT: Navajo Weaving

This beautiful Navajo weaving depicting female Yei figures deserves to be prominently displayed and in this setting, it pulls the room together for a look that is straight out of an interior design magazine. Our Dutch Art Gallery team will shadowbox frame your most...

FRAMING PROJECT:  J.M. Martin .30 cal Derringer Shadowbox

FRAMING PROJECT: J.M. Martin .30 cal Derringer Shadowbox

This circa 1880s J.M. Martin .30 cal Derringer is truly a piece of history. Instead of hidden away or collecting dust on a shelf, have your favorite objects framed archivally to display and protect them for years to come.  

FRAMING PROJECT:  Sports Team Jersey Shadowbox

FRAMING PROJECT: Sports Team Jersey Shadowbox

These signed team jerseys are always fun to frame and make a statement in any game room, sports room or man cave!. Come by the Dutch Art Gallery and get yours framed today and preserve them forever.  

FRAMING PROJECT:  Native American Arrowheads Shadowbox

FRAMING PROJECT: Native American Arrowheads Shadowbox

Arrowheads can teach us about the earliest history of Texas' human inhabitants dating back as far as 16,000 years. If you've had the pleasure of finding one, you know the excitement it brings holding a piece of history and imagining the lives of the people who created...

FRAMING PROJECT:  Native American Feather Fans Shadowbox

FRAMING PROJECT: Native American Feather Fans Shadowbox

Here are photos of another recent custom shadowbox framing project that Nic Massar completed of three beautiful Native American feather fans. Nic now has an instagram feed "customframingguru" so you can follow along and get behind-the-scenes shots of all the...

FRAMING PROJECT: Anything is Possible | Triathlon Shadowbox

FRAMING PROJECT: Anything is Possible | Triathlon Shadowbox

SWIM. 2.4-mile swim BIKE. 112-mile course RUN. 26.2-mile marathon Completing an IRONMAN is a feat worth celebrating. We’ve created a custom shadowbox featuring photos, individual scoring sheet, finisher medal and competition number for this client to showcase his...

FRAMING PROJECT: Fertility Charm

FRAMING PROJECT: Fertility Charm

We love seeing the wide-ranging mementos that our customers bring to us for framing from all over the world. This fertility charm was recently brought to us for shadowbox framing. Do you have a treasured object that you'd like to feature (and protect) in your home or...

FRAMING PROJECT: The Poster, The Ticket and The Hundred Dollar Bill

FRAMING PROJECT: The Poster, The Ticket and The Hundred Dollar Bill

“And I did not know her name, but I sure love the way that she laughed and took my money” -“Silver Train” by the Rolling Stones. THE BACKSTORY While digging through old belongings this customer came across his concert ticket from the 1978 Rolling Stones Tour and a 100...

Nazareth Attire

Nazareth Attire

This men's attire originated in Nazareth and is over 100 years old. Shadowbox framing allows it to be displayed and protected.      

Antique Infant Gown

Antique Infant Gown

This hand-stitched antique infant's, a family heirloom, is now archivally framed and paired with photographs of the client's family members.      

Taking Flight: First Solo

Taking Flight: First Solo

You put in the hours and now it's time to take control. Your first solo flight is both terrifying and exhilarating. Here's one client's unique way to capture the memory.      

Play Ball!: World Series

Play Ball!: World Series

The program, tickets, pins and photos, relive your memorable day at the ballpark. This idea would also work great for concerts and theater events.      

Wedding Fans

Wedding Fans

A clever idea. A wedding program printed on a hand fan for an outdoor summer wedding. A guest saved the fans and had them framed as a gift for the Bride and Groom.      

Rah! Rah! Rah!: Sam Houston State College

Rah! Rah! Rah!: Sam Houston State College

College days represent those first tentative steps in finding your way in the adult world. Something you never forget. If you're a recent grad or maybe years have gone by, you can always capture those memories with a shadowbox collage.      

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