Daniel Jolly, owner of Mukilteo Art & Frame, used a pre-programmed V-Groove pattern from his CMC,¬† to accentuate this vintage photo.¬† So many have this capability - but say they forget to utilize it.¬† Simple, elegant, and beautiful - taking this design from good, better, to WOW!
Cindy Nord from Daniel Smith in Seattle, used up some colorful mat scraps in her attractive organized-looking readymade frame display.¬† What a nice way to get customers to think outside the box and use color rather than the basic white mat which comes in the mass produced RM's. It also encourages them to use wider and creatively weighted matting.¬† The color and matting in general, lends an eye-catching, polished, professional and clean look to the group of frames.¬† Her printed sign, which says it all, is a great touch as well.
Painted bevels are a simple and extremely beautiful and effective way to add color to a framing design,¬† or eliminate¬† the sight of a white bevel or the architectural void of a reverse bevel when done only to hide a white bevel. Sadly I arrived too late to take a picture of Tida Meesrikul of New Dimensions in Bellevue, doing the very beginning step where the masking tape is placed overlapping the line where the mat opening will be, which is why you see the mat window replaced after the painting had been done.¬† This is just to give a visual reference.
Mask, paint, remove and enjoy!