The mount is a very important part of a frame design, it not only unifies the space
between artwork and frame but also protects the artwork from a number of hazards.
As framers, our first concern is to present artwork at its best. We also know that
sometimes a print, photograph, or similar type of paper-borne artwork can look “lost”
in a frame without a mount. It can be difficult for the eye to move from the art
image out to the solid, sturdy frame surrounding it. A mount provides a transition
between these two worlds.
That’s also why mountboard colour, shape, and textures are important in a frame design.
Everything from how light or dark the mountboard colour is; a double or triple mount;
or a border with a specially cut opening affects how you see and react to the image
in the frame.
All our mounts are bespoke made to measure, (tailored cut to size). We don’t keep
any picture mounts ready cut for standard sizes.
There are many mount combinations involved in picture framing. We can combine different
combinations together to get stunning results.
A fillet is a small moulding placed inside a frame or over a mount to enhance the
design of the finished piece.
Fillets add a sensation of colour and texture to works of art because they are more
dimensional than mounts and add drama and depth by helping the eye focus in on the
Fillet / Slip
A V-groove can be located anywhere on the mount face. But as the main function of
the V-groove is to guide the viewer's eye into the picture it is best placed on the
outer of the mount. This is what we have found to be visually more pleasing.
Remember that there is no one correct position. We normally recommend to locate the
V-groove 1.5cm (1/2") from the bevel edge of the mount.
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We use different backing boards to fit the purpose of each job required for framing.
Please note that we do not sell sheets of mountboard or items for D.I.Y. picture framing.