“Help!” Many of our clients wanted suggestions on how to frame ART they’ve purchased from us or simply a print that’s been hiding in their closet for years. We turned to Barbi Reed, ARTprojectA.com co-founder, owner of ANNE REED GALLERY and experienced ART collector for her advice and expertise. Today we have TIP #7 in our series of ARTprojectA’s 10+ Tips about framing, from Barbi.
TIP #7 – “It’s possible to place art directly on a mat board and not spend money for a window (overlaying) mat. This is particularly suitable for a piece of art that is bigger than normal mat board size, already has a border as part of the art, has irregular edges, or has a lot of white space around its edges. In this case, make sure to leave enough white space showing between the edge of the art and the interior edge of the frame, so as not to not “crowd” the work. When choosing this option, the background mat board color is still important. If choosing white, try to match as closely as possible the white in the art to achieve a seamless effect.”
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