Planning Artwork Size for Matting

A good tip for artists wanting to save a bit of money on framing costs: planning your artwork sizes and margins eliminates matting issues for yourself and/or future customers who buy your work. It doesn’t take long and will save money when the need to mat or frame your artwork arises. This is particularly true for artists who create daily paintings on paper and wishes to mat/back/bag them for sale after the work is complete.

I will give two example price outcomes in this post; one will be an already completed artwork which fits into a 9″x12″ mat, and the other is a planned artwork which will fit into an 8″x10″ mat. The price difference to frame these works is approximately $15, which can add up if an artist is planning on creating a large amount of work.

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Sketch Art & Framing is a custom picture framing workshop and art studio operating out of Calgary, Alberta Canada.  I offer custom picture framing and digital fine art printing (by appointment). It is run by a sole proprietor and artist – me – Ljubica (Luba) Todorovic. I previously operated via brick & mortar shop, first as Studio Todorovic (3 years) and later Sketch Art Supplies (5 years) and decided to cut costs by ending my commercial lease in May 2016. I now work from home in Huntington Hills, Calgary Alberta. Please call first before visiting so that I can book you in for a visit, consultation or drop-off! Hope to see you soon!

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Huntington Hills
Calgary, AB
(403) 450-1917

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By appointment only at this time. Typically open & answering the telephone Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays are by random hours only.

Ljubica Todorovic
Sketch Art & Framing
sales @ sketchcalgary.ca

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