Category Archives: Matting Techniques

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

Framing and Matting Art For Optimized Artistic Perspective

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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

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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 Produce the Casual Hinge in 7 Easy Steps

Matboard Experts Help You Master the Hinging and Adhesives Process

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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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