Let's Talk Matting size

Matting styles depend on two things personal preference and media your artwork is created with and on . 

The mat serves multiple purposes, both aesthetically and functionally. It lends strength to the frame package, adding structure that allows the art to be protected from

With the right matting and frame, the framing package can become a work of art in and of itself. Large matting is beautiful end of story! But there are several ways to create that beautiful large matted look! 

 

1. REVEAL FRAME

Typically reserved for canvas artwork this option. This is a no matting option. Yet we still give this option a nod for  protecting and showcasing canvas works. 

2. standard MATT

Matts are measured to better enhance  the look of the artwork so the word standard is hard to explain. When fitting a work of art to a specific frame the matting style can be any color and countless textures. 

 

3. CHUBBY MATTING

Bonus style points if you're utilizing small space. Stacked oversized art hung on a dark wall has the most impact — even more than a salon-style grouping. The drama of a deep wall color draws the eye. This works especially well with artwork with a large white mat and a slim black frame.

4. TINY ART BIG MATTING

Talk about dramatic! Here a wall papered wall highlights a small photograph framed with an oversized white mat. This is a young adult's room, so the black and white color is a sophisticated yet super chic choice.

 

5. STACKED

There are so many beautiful framing styles but stacked is so unique because there are so many options! Fine art photography, Works on paper, and shadow boxes are the most common works (at lease in our shop) to be double matted. 

 

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