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blumoon
01-20-2005, 02:37 AM
I am wondering how a 2X3 painting would look matted into a 4X6 frame? Any thoughts?

JamieWG
01-20-2005, 09:21 AM
Blu, I really like the 2:1 ratio and have done lots and lots of oil paintings that way. So, I've been thinking of painting 2x4" minis, and matting to 4x6, which would give an even 1" mat on all sides. (You could also go to 3x5, with a 1/2" mat all around, or 2.5x4.5 with 3/4" mat, etc.) I'm not sure about the 2x3 to 4x6; perhaps some others could comment on that. Why not do one and see how it looks. I generally try to keep the mat even all around, although for your purposes (and mine), we are not entering shows with these---we're just displaying them for sale. So if the buyers like the way they look, I suppose that's all that matters! ;)

Jamie

dd50
01-20-2005, 09:44 AM
Hi Blumoon,

Just thought I'd give you an idea of what it might look like. :)

Hugs,
Dee


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Jan-2005/15300-NewWater.jpg

JamieWG
01-20-2005, 10:12 AM
Dee, the dimensions of the inside of that frame don't appear to be 4x6. :confused: ??? If they are, well then I think it looks fine! :D

Jamie

wayfarer
01-20-2005, 11:48 AM
I generally try to keep the mat even all around.

Totally agree here. After the trial of cutting mini-mini mats (2 x 2.5") and that dealing with 1/8 differences, I'd have to strongly suggest to make it as easy as possible for yourself and have all sides even, assuming, of course, this is the most suitable presentation.

Chris

Dharma_bum
01-21-2005, 07:14 AM
Blu---

To fit in a 5 x 7 frame, you would want your mat opening to be 2 x 2 7/16 inches. For an 8x10 frame, 2 x 2 1/2 inch mat opening. These would give even spacing all around the frame. I personally like wider mats to bring out the atrwork, seperate it from the frame, esepecially with more ornate frames. Either 5x7 or 8x10 will still stand on a table. I think a 4x6 would look too crowded matted in a frame, and not save you much over a 5x7 anyway. You certainly will have more choices in 5x7 than 2x3.


Dan

dd50
01-21-2005, 08:08 AM
Dee, the dimensions of the inside of that frame don't appear to be 4x6. :confused: ??? If they are, well then I think it looks fine! :D

Jamie


Jamie,

I wasn't really measuring anything ... just did this quickly in photoshop to give Blumoon an example ...

Dee