MATTING is a very crucial part of framing! First, it protects your artwork from deteriorating by creating a protective layer between the artwork and glass. Secondly, if done properly, matting will enhance the image you are framing. The right combination of color and texture will add incredible beauty and richness to your framed piece. The possibilities are endless. Not only does color play an important role, but design as well. At AFICIONADO FRAMING, we use a WIZARD, which is a computerized mat cutter that cuts thousands of different designs to create one of a kind matting.
When choosing matting, there are several different choices.
At AFICIONADO FRAMING we only use conservation grade matting . This type of matting preserves your artwork and is free of pulp and lignin, which over time will damage your artwork.
Mats are available in suede, silk, linen, grass cloth, leather, & solid core just to name a few. The choice is yours! That's the fun part of designing.
This is an example of taking the design within the artwork and creating a matching border thru the use of inlay circles of different sizes.
We used beads and inset them inside the mat to help maintain the theme of this image.
Just an example of a personalized photo with their name. The hand print was added due to the subject matter.
We can cut circles and ovals. Relief the mats as well. Notice how the outer rings are raised up.
Another example of a personalized mat. This was created to welcome a baby, which is why a teddy bear with a heart was used as a design,
These are yearly first day of school pics. The person wanted it to look like an old fashioned film strip.
Here is the finished result.
Remember, seeing is believing!