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Urban Loft is a new collection of moulding that features three designs with authentic elements found in naturally weathered and distressed wood. Expert craftsmen apply the texture and layers of translucent color directly onto the wood providing numerous design combinations in both modern and traditional décor.
When mats were first introduced to framing, they were all a single layer. Today it is much more common to use two or three layers. Single mats are probably used most on high end art where the frame designs are simple and classic, not decorative. Single mats also have application [...]
Double mats allow you to add an accent color that can be used to help draw attention to the art by outlining it. However, a double mat can be made using two of the same colour for a more subtle look.
When using three layers, you have even more opportunity to use color, but once again all the layers can be the same or you can sandwich an accent color between two of the same colour
Fillets are narrow mouldings used as an accent, either inside the lip of a frame or more often in mat openings. Fillets have more depth than mats and finishes comparable to frames so they are useful to coordinate with the frame for a highly customized look.
Spacers can be added between mat layers for extra depth. The spacers can bring out inherent depth in the art, such as a landscape with perspective. It can also add actual depth to accommodate an object or dimensional art.
Although most mat openings are square or rectangular, shapes can be cut to mimic irregular art shapes. Special cuts are not just used for appearance. For example, angled corners (octagonal cuts) can hide dented or broken corners on the art, etc.
Mats can be cut with more than one window opening. Doing so allows you to place more than one picture in a frame. This works especially well with things such as family or vacation photos, stamp collections or anything else you want to display together.
This shows the same print matted with three different colors. None of the choices are wrong, they are just different. Dark mats tend to allow the light in the art to pop while a light mat usually intensifies the darker colors. A mid tone mat keeps both the [...]