“We mostly see what we have learned to expect to see.” Betty Edwards
It’s always fun to see something in a different way – especially when you are framing a piece of art. Maybe the final design you decide upon wasn’t what you thought it would be. We love showing you the possibilities of how color, frames, and matting can change the look and feel of what you frame. There isn’t just one way to frame a treasure! Here are different ways to frame the same art.
- Fabric mats – linen, silk, burlap. These mats give your artwork different looks, from elegant to vintage to casual.
- Mats made to look suede for a rich, soft look. P.S. – they’re not really suede!
- Mats with different color cores (the beveled white line you see at the edge of a mat) offer a more personalized touch to the art. Cream for an antique look, black for a defining line, and colors for fun.
- "Rag" mats when you want the very best. They are the best because they are made from 100% cotton. They have no properties that can harm the art.
- "Leather" mats for a masculine or wild west look.
- Sports mats that look like pigskin or a golf ball.
- A soft black frame for a strong feel but doesn’t compete with the groom’s suit.
- A traditional gold frame with soft curves for an elegant look.
- A silver frame to soften the feel, yet still quite elegant.
- A classic wood frame with black accents to tie it all together.
- Or a pure white frame encircling the bride's dress.