Take a look at the matting on this Giclee entitled “Kevin the Green Sea Turtle”, by Artist Justin Giacobbi:
How many mats do you see?
It almost looks like four, but there are really only two, with the added element of an open V-groove. An open V-groove is created by making two additional cuts into the mat, all the way around the artwork, allowing the bottom mat to show through a second time. An open V-groove can be done for a small fee, usually much less than adding a third or fourth mat. That’s a lot of bang for your buck!
An open V-groove is a great element to add if you are trying to make a smaller picture fit into a larger frame, without leaving a lot of “empty” space between the art and the frame. s
If you’d like to see an open V-groove on your next piece of framed art, bring it to No Naked Walls! and for a free virtual preview with our Visualization Software on a 32″ flat-screen.
Giclees of “Kevin” are available framed and unframed at No Naked Walls!
Adding Dimension to Art with Open V-Grooves