I love that I am able to pull this off! When I was curating my selection of mouldings I only wanted high quality wood or metal products--no composite mouldings wrapped in contact paper, no inferior thin aluminum. However, I do have an awesome value line of wood mouldings that was put to great use here!
This is a poster from the web series The Guild, brainchild of writer/producer/actress Felicia Day represented above with Wil Wheaton. The romance novel-style art, Highland Sextasy, was just screaming for a gilded frame. We wanted to make it look like a museum piece, like an original oil painting (no mat).
And so, we found just the moulding that fit the part and didn't break the bank!