Custom Picture Framing is All About The Matting

It has been some time since I have done a post to my blog on my website. Life gets very busy and consequently time gets shorter. A lot of time has gone into maintaining my social media accounts. Enough said.

The fundamental aspect of good custom framing design is the matting. The matting is the first thing that a custom frame designer addresses when designing a framing project. The frame moulding is not an issue at this point. The matting is what is up against the artwork that is to be framed. The color choices need to be chosen with the artwork’s color scale and texture in mind. Sometimes the matting will be of a paper stock but also a linen or silk matting will add amazing texture and stronger colors and texture to the overall design. The width of the matting has to be determined based on the scale and weight proportions of the artwork. Some mattings on paper will be enhanced by hand inking on various colored lines. This is refered to as French matting. Between the lines one can also do colored panels. Additionally, custom mattings can also have a wood fillett applied around the window opening of the matting. These can be painted, or leafed in gold or silver metal leaf.

It has been some time since I have done a post to my blog on my website. Life gets very busy and consequently time gets shorter. A lot of time has gone into maintaining my social media accounts. Enough said.

The fundamental aspect of good custom framing design is the matting. The matting is the first thing that a custom frame designer addresses when designing a framing project. The frame moulding is not an issue at this point. The matting is what is up against the artwork that is to be framed. The color choices need to be chosen with the artwork’s color scale and texture in mind. Sometimes the matting will be of a paper stock but also a linen or silk matting will add amazing texture and stronger colors and texture to the overall design. The width of the matting has to be determined based on the scale and weight proportions of the artwork. Some mattings on paper will be enhanced by hand inking on various colored lines. This is refered to as French matting. Between the lines one can also do colored panels. Additionally, custom mattings can also have a wood fillett applied around the window opening of the matting. These can be painted, or leafed in gold or silver metal leaf.

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