Custom Matting and Unique Picture Frames
Everyday, we see our customers bring in their most precious possessions.
The painting that reminds them of their anniversary trip to Paris. The
aged photograph of their grandfather as a baby. Dad’s army memorabilia
from WW II.
You, also, have memorable items, and you don’t just want an ordinary
mat and a frame. You want a unique look for your very personal artifacts,
and you can turn to us to make that vision happen with our huge selection
of high quality picture frames and custom matting techniques.
That’s what makes our business creative and fun. Combinations
of extra touches can add that “something special” to the
Here are some of our favorite custom framing touches:
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A rosewood, or an antique gold line, or
a simple black line hand-painted on the mat can bring out the color
or pattern on many types of art.
|Custom Picture Frame with "French Lines"
||Close up Detail of "French Lines" (click for larger photo)
Framing with Fillets and Hand Wrapped Fabric Mats
Intriguing mini-frames that are fitted to the
inside of a mat,
or just inside the frame, or both to give depth and definition
the art being showcased.
“Hand-wrapped fabric mats”
The warmth and richness of linen or silk sets off a beautiful
watercolor or serigraph. Fabric is also a complementary background
for an embroidered Chinese wedding collar or a christening dress
or a Joe Montana jersey.
We also do a variety of unique custom touches you won't find anywhere else, as shown by the samples below.
Specialty mat cuts.
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“Specialty mat cuts”
Used judiciously, notches, slants,
arrows and offsets can add just the right touch
to a mat. The objective
is subtlety, creating a flow around and into the artwork. Combine this
with one of our unique picture frames and we will help you create
a truly special framed masterpiece!.
Whether it’s 2 windows or 12
windows, multi-window mats are an effective way to tell a narrative.
We can preserve your family’s history in a way that tells a story
by creatively linking photos or artifacts. Adding an engraved plaque
or a typeset insert also helps to artfully tell the story.
|Turn a collection of cherished memories
||Into a beautifully framed keepsake!
If you are in Novato, Petaluma,
San Rafael or elsewhere in Marin County
or the San Francisco Bay Area, please contact us so
that we may tell you why
Rousseau’s Fine Art Framing is the best choice to frame your treasured