March Means Mat Board Mania

It’s March, 2014 and this month it’s all about mat boards, so much so, that we’ve given it a theme and a hashtag: #matboardmania.



Custom cut mat boards are important design elements in picture framing. They provide a visual resting place between the art and the frame, allowing the eye to focus on the image. Mats can also create depth, add color, style and structure, all while helping protect the art within the frame treatment.

So let’s dive in to the world of mat boards!

We will cover a wide range of topics, including how to select the right type mat for your project, use proportion in mat board design, float your artwork with a mat, and create boards with multiple openings for custom collage picture frames. We will also help you master some basic mat board vocabulary such as the difference between an overlap and a reveal, a white or continuous core, and the definition of a  ‘reverse cut’ and when you might want to use it. There is a lot of content and I hope you find it useful.

As always, our goal is to help you be comfortable and confident in your material choices. It’s your artwork. It has to be right.

Update - See our other mat board articles:

How to Create a Mat Board with Multiple Openings
A Reverse Bevel Mat Board Cut: What It Is and Why Framers Use It
Designing Single, Double, and Triple Mat Boards
How to Select the Right Mat Board for your Art
Custom Framing with Mat Board: Designing with Size
White Core, Cream Core and Continuous Core Mat Board
Mat Board Terms: Reveal, Offset, Overlap, and How to Order
How Do I Order Mat Board Samples?
Did you Know: Oversize Mat Board is Now Online

 

AubreyK | 3/4/2014 3:16:05 PM | 0 comments
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Laura Jajko

Join in and let’s bond over our love of art and framing. Here, I’ll be sharing design inspiration and decisions, twitter chat summaries, and happenings with the company, among other things. With more than 40 years of practical experience, I bring a unique perspective in a straight-forward style that I hope will spark lots of interesting and relevant dialog in our online community.


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