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How to Choose the Best Frame and Mat Board for Your Artwork

Framing and Matting Art For Optimized Artistic Perspective

Framing Supplies

The simple act of framing a piece of art can transform a work from dime-store quality to living room statement in a flash. But how should you choose picture frames to highlight the power and beauty of your art? Continue reading How to Choose the Best Frame and Mat Board for Your Artwork

3 Ways to Protect Your Watercolor Painting With Matboard

Using Archival Mat Board and Tailored Techniques Watercolors Will Last

18 x 24 mat needed for watercolor painting

It is a common misconception in the art world that watercolor paintings do not last. Meticulous, engaged artists can use a number of tested processes to protect watercolor paintings so they will last far into the future — decades, if not longer. Done right, believe it or not, a watercolor painting can last as long as an oil painting. Here are three battle-proven tactics to that end: Continue reading 3 Ways to Protect Your Watercolor Painting With Matboard

How to Use Mat Board to Sell Your Photographs

Enhance and Protect Your Art Using Photo Mats

framing supplies for home galleries

Subtle changes to how and under what circumstances you present your photography for sale can radically influence the reactions of potential customers. Framed effectively — using the right precut photo mats, for instance — your work can look extraordinary and potentially sell for much more than you might otherwise expect. Consider deploying the following three “pro tips” for using mat board to sell your art.

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Matboard and Framing Ideas for Wedding Memories

Matting Experts Share Ideas to Commemorate the Occasion

Bride and Groom in Picture Frame
Whether you just tied the knot, or you’re planning gorgeous, emotional Bay Area nuptials, you want to memorialize your wedding day with perfectly arranged picture frames for all your special moments. Here are some ideas to get you started creating a timeless display: Continue reading Matboard and Framing Ideas for Wedding Memories

How to Produce the Casual Hinge in 7 Easy Steps

Matboard Experts Help You Master the Hinging and Adhesives Process

phography mats

Decorative matting board added to a photograph or other piece of artwork creates a finishing touch that makes any framed work look more professional. Here’s the good news: getting that professional look is simple, as long as you can make a great hinge. Here’s all you need to know about hinge-making in seven simple steps.

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