2.01.2011

Framing Art

Yesterday, Jenny from The Little Green Notebook did a post on colored matting. I can honestly say I haven't thought of doing that in years. My mother on the other hand has a beautiful array of art that she had done with colored matting decades ago. Seeing Jenny's post made me want to go "borrow" a few pieces for myself. As for now I can just admire the work of others who embraced the idea of colored matting...



This is for the ones that can go bold. I absolutely adore it, but am sure I could never live with it for long.


This piece I came across in the French Market the other day and quickly knew the colored matting idea could make this stunning piece of art really pop. I would love to see it in a turquoise or a yellow. It would be so unexpected, but it would definitely make one stop and stare for a bit.


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5 comments:

Staley Mc said...

I love that print you found! How fun! I love all these fun frames and prints!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I'm like you, I love how it looks.. but I have to stick with white! It sure would make an impact with the right art though.. like that gorgeous piece! x

Camille @ The Vintique Object said...

Very pretty watercolor!

Ann said...

I'm with you on color matting,
I love looking at it
but I'm afraid I'd grow tired of it after a couple of weeks, so here I am too afraid to try it for our house.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

This makes mewant to re-mat and rearrange!