I always do my own matting and framing as it helps keep the cost down, for me and for customers.
I don't have a fancy framing set-up but it does the job. One neat thing is the little gizmo in the left photo - the pale blue and Plexiglas item. Although it is hard to see there are holes beside the black squiggles on the Plexiglas. The item is used for marking the 'border' on the mat before cutting . The holes go up by 1/4 " and the device is reversible so I can quickly mark standard mat sizes from 1 1/2 to 4 1/4 inches - a real time saver that my husband made for me.
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Here are a few of the paintings I have on display until the end of April.
This year I will be exhibiting my paintings in a number of shows with other artists. I try to have something different for every display so I will be doing the whole preparing thing over again at the end of April and again at the end of June.
I guess I had better get busy and do some more painting!