We were totally digging this color scheme. We paired a mid-century wooden frame with an off white mat to really set off the colors in the print. It looked like something that was straight out of the Brady Bunch home. However, something was missing. The piece needed a bit more color. That's when Kim had the idea to do a double mat - and a good idea it was.
We paired the off white pat with a navy/bright blue color-core accent mat. This helped separate the white of the mat from the cream of the print, along with adding dimension to the piece. We were immediately in love.
We carefully cut our glass to size, made sure our print was spic & span, and placed the glass on top. The next step was to fit the frame to the artwork!
After many complex specialty orders, framing an oversize original piece of art can look deceptively simple. Artist Ian Schmidt (sorrowsandbones.tumblr.com) created this stunning piece for our clients who smartly framed it with a preservation savvy, classic appeal.
The paper had some wear and micro-tears, with a lot of bubbling from the density of brushstrokes. It required careful handling and special mounting to flatten it out. We decided the piece didn't need the extra design element of a mat to extend or formalize it, but instead maintained the free flowing form of the original art.
We used acrylic on the piece in lieu of glass for safety reasons (acrylic is much lighter than glass on the wall and won't shatter if it falls). Also, acrylic can sit directly on top of the paint medium without harming it in most cases.
Completed with a simple matte black frame, this piece will make an eye-catching statement in any home. Gorgeous, no?
Interior shot by: pufikhomes.com