9. Another panel is hand-painted and added between the ink lines and the first wide panel.
8. The result. Note the difference of a few lines.
7. Three ink lines are added with an antique ruling pen. The thin middle line is a different color. Each line is also a different width.
6.Two mats, a wide panel, and a painted bevel.
5. Close up of the variegated bevel. Note the color variation.
4. Colors are mixed and added to the mat bevel. Several layers are added to give a variegated pattern to the bevel.
3. A wide panel is painted onto a second window mat. Typically 2 or 3 colors are used. Final colors complement the artwork.
2. The window mat is attached to the mounting mat with linen tape. The result provides a simple design.
1. The artwork is mounted to a solid cotton rag mount. Mounting methods allow for easy removable of art. Art is never damaged if it needs to be removed.
Decorative mat elements are a very reasonable investment when you consider the materials, time, and experience needed. This page shows some of the steps for a recent decorative mat. I start by using solid cotton rag mats (Level 1 mats). They are hand-cut.
The final result. It is ready to be added to your collection, or ready for framing. Your option.
Unique mat and frame style designs for you.
10. Another hand-painted bevel is added to a third window mat and placed on top. Spacer mats are added between two of the window mats. All mats are attached and weighted.
Grey Owl Framing