Miriam’s Art is pleased to show you her matting and framing abilities. Enjoy!
Here I have framed an elephant watercolor. It’s quite easy to matte and frame. I have the choice of black, white, grey or a green matte. It all depends on the frame. I usually by a dark frame although you can get brown, white or even blue frames. The matte color has to take into consideration the color of the frame. I went to Michaels to buy this 16×20″ frame. It cost about $100.00 CAD. The matte I think is about $15.00 CAD for a large sheet. It takes a special matte cutter to give you the nice bevel cut. It’s hard on the back. I framed two paintings today. With pastel paintings you have to leave a gap between the painting and the matte because the pastel chalk tends to fall and may accumulate on your glass if you don’t matte it properly. Enjoy!