Island Matting

Island Matting, pictured here, is an elegant way to show off the edges of a work on paper, while expanding it with a window mat at the same time. This not only gives the edges of the work some airspace, but also makes it appear larger with a mat of 2″-3″. Another subtle framing element to consider using with an Island mat is to add an 1/8” spacer to add a bit of extra depth between the glass and the surface of the artwork. We added the spacer here and while subtle, it is a sophisticated look.

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