From matting pictures to creating Mat Art!
Art Messages matting evolved from years of matting and framing pictures and prints in the conventional box method. I had piles of mat board in nearly every color and texture, many pieces too small to be used as standard mats. All that scrap and what to do?
This new approach to the use of Mat has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me as an Artist. I haven't stopped using the conventional methods, but by expanding my cutting abilities to include more creative uses of the Mat, I have developed mat carving and cutting techniques that are more like play than work.
And the results are wonderful! Visit my Art Messages Matting Gallery