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|Comment||Thank you for your opinion. I did use a 1/2" white border all the way around- simply because it needed the balance and I had also increased the mat at the bottom- leaving everything left over minus the upper mat margin, 1/2" space and h. of the print measurements, giving me an oppurtunity to play with the bottom mat margin. I have decided on a 3" mat border on 3 sides and will likely end up with a 5 1/2" bottom mat - that is where my eye is most comfortable. This is one of those situations where the artist should have thought it through before asking for his subjects signature- if anything, having him use a black pen or fine marker. I'm convinced it is the blazing red marker that throws everything off and that a large signature in black would have been easier on the eyes. It's reassuring to know that my instincts were correct. Thank you, once again, for answering my question.|
I can answer questions about all aspects of framing, with special emphasis on preservation framing. Categories of artwork include works of art on paper, needlework, textiles, paintings on canvas and three-dimensional objects. Components of framing includes frames, glass/glazing, mats, mounting, their features and how to select them.
I have been a professional picture framer and educator in the field since 1994, including framing education for a major franchisor encompassing three brands and the Professional Picture Framers Association, and writing and teaching for DECOR Magazine.
Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) > Board member, PPFA > Member, Certification Board > Member, Chapter relations Committee National Society, Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR)
DECOR Magazine, 2005 - 2010 PPFA For Members Only newsletter Member of the PPFA Guidelines task force, assisted in writing PPFA Guidelines for Framing Works of Art on Paper and PPFA Guidelines for Framing Works of Art on Canvas, and PPFA Guidelines for Framing Textiles and Needlework. Picture Framing Magazine, 2012
Georgia State University, many classes as a student and educator through the Professional Picture Framers Association and DECOR Magazine. Current member of the PPFA guidelines task force and certification board.
Awards and Honors
Earned Certified Picture Framer (CPF) designation in 1996, Master Certified Picture Framer (MCPF) designation in 2004 and Guild Commended Framer (GCF) status in 2008.