Sunday, November 18, 2012

matting and teaching

Part of my purpose for having a blog like Collagist is to provide some instruction to whoever might be able to put it to good use. Here I was trying to decide whether to use a black mat with white interior or black interior. Here I show both. It became apparent that the white interior worked better for this piece (although the black interior makes the piece a little more subtle, and I don't mind that). The real deciding factor was how the interior affected the upper right-hand corner. Since the black background of the piece "bleeds" into the black mat interior as opposed to contrasting with the white, I decided to go with the white. What do you think? Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you. The contrast keeps your eye on the image, not drifting out the edge.