12 Botanicals Transformed!

The "Entire Show" Color Wheel Custom Picture FramingDoes your artwork need a facelift? Styles and trends change over time, and what you once loved may no longer match your décor. This project shows that updating your artwork doesn’t always require a complete makeover. 

The heavy dark green suede mat and fillet combination used for a set of 12 hand painted botanicals looks outdated and makes the artwork appear washed out. We created a whole new look without breaking the bank, using one of Color Wheel’s signature design elements known as the “Entire Show.”
The "Entire Show" Color Wheel Custom Picture Framing
This project was designed with a triple mat. First we cut the mats. Next, we use a mixture of gouache, Schminke, and Gum Arabic to create the perfect color to complement the frame. Schminke is a company that manufactures bronzing powders (powdered metal flakes), available in bright gold, silver, copper, and many finishes in between.

The “Entire Show” entails the hand painting or gilding of mats and antiquing them to match the frame. This option is a step up from a double mat without the added expense of including a fillet.

The "Entire Show" Color Wheel Custom Picture Framing
  The "Entire Show" Color Wheel Custom Picture Framing

Next we paint the mats antique gold.

The "Entire Show" Color Wheel Custom Picture Framing

Once dry, we assemble the mats, layering the “Entire Show” between two neutral colored mats. The art is mounted, then we fit the finished product back into the original frame. 

The "Entire Show" Color Wheel Custom Picture Framing

This elegant design accentuates the natural beauty of the artwork without overpowering it. All 12 botanicals have a fresh new look that is clean and elegant without the expense of a new frame and glass.