Unless you want to take a night course, this is all you really need to Know

Colour Matching. Your choice of colours to match frame and mount are the colours in your image but don't forget the colour of the background aswell.

Match on One Colour.from Artwork

 

 

Match on Two Colours from Art Work

 

Match on the Background Colour

 

 

Can't match or don't want to match on any colour? - Play it safe - Use black

 

 

 

Choosing the Width of the Mount

Don't do This.  This is the 8x12" image in a 1.2"/3CM mount.  Everything looks stuffed into the Frame.  The mount with is about 1/2 the minimum ut should be. This is the "Bought at The Checkout Look" that your neighbours have.

 

Start Here. The Mount is 0.25 (1/4) x  width of longest side of the art Work.  Things are looking better already.. 

 

Once mount is wider than 1/4 of the longest side, you can keep going.

Break Out But Use the Guidelines

 

General Framing Tips

A frame without a mat provides a more modern, minimalist look.

 

A weighted bottom adds an elegance and sophistication to any piece, while giving it a truly custom look (even with a simple white mat).

 

A neutral top mat (white/grey) with a colorful bottom mat is an easy way to add a splash of color and it focuses attention in on the artwork.

Double white mat - an easy and affordable way to make your piece look more expensive and substantial.

A weighted bottom adds an elegance and sophistication to any piece, while giving it a truly custom look (even with a simple white mat).

 

Choosing mats that are 2 different shades of the same color is a really easy way to pick a great-looking double mat.  For example, having a light blue top mat and a dark blue bottom mat.

 

Colors that look good together in real life (red/blue, green/blue, purple/green) will look good together as a double mat..

A neutral top mat (white/grey) with a colorful bottom mat is an easy way to add a splash of color and it focuses attention in on the artwork.

 

Why stop with one frame? Build a frame wall. It's not expensive if you buy them nere. You dont have to do it one go. Just start it.

Same Frame - Same Sizes

 

 

Same Frame - Different Sizes

Different Frames - Different Sizes

 

Stairs Picture Frame Wall

 

 

...And Some More Handy Hints.....

Have Old Small Photos But a lot of Wall to Cover?

 

Put the Wider One on The Bottom

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Johnstown Brown 56x34mm Wood Closed Grain Search Code: 1269dW in Framing Studio

 

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