Saturday, October 4, 2008

Matting Tips - Part 5 - Triple Mat


I guess this is an obvious – but one of the nicest ways to do this is to vary the “lin¬er” sizes of your inner mats.  Illustrated here we have started with a light blue mat as the very inside mat and allowed ¼” of it to show as a “liner”.  Then we added a dark blue liner on top of that with only about 1/8” showing.  Lastly the outer mat was matched to the light blue color of the very inner mat creating a great focus for the image – drawing your eye directly in to those colors in the piece.

Artwork courtesy of Patricia Arndt and inspired from Karin Jurick's "Different Strokes" website.
Mat created using the MatoMatic tool - courtesy of
You can do it too and best of all its FREE!

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