If you are not familiar with frame design, we are here to help you achieve excellent results. It’s important to realize these are all generalizations and there will be exceptions where you may want to take a different approach to your design. We will share a new tip with you each month. As always please bring in your artwork and questions so that we may design a piece that is right for you.
Design Tip #1
Mat Border Proportions
Mat border widths change in popularity somewhat like hemlines
on dresses. The current style is the use of wider borders than
the typical borders used 10 or 20 years ago.
Today many people look at mats as an opportunity to add
color to the frame design, but originally mats were neutral in color
and used to provide visual relief between the art and its
surroundings. More generous mat borders enable you to focus on
the art much more easily.