Wall Décor ribba1

Published on May 29th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


frame it in colour

a quick and simple frame hack from fotoron to bring out colours of your photos or wall art.

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“i had some prints that i wanted to frame inexpensively. the ribba frames were great, but the matte boards, (like most of the matte boards provided with ikea frames) are not true white. the off-white/cream color doesn’t work for most images in my opinion, photographic or otherwise. i was inspired to paint the mattes with basic acrylic paint, which the boards took very well. a simple fix, which i think turned out well.”

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Jules Yap

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2 Responses to frame it in colour

  1. Anonymous says:

    In fact, I did have a problem with some sticking which I only noticed a few days afterwards. I took small (less than dime-sized) clear soft plastic furniture bumpers and cut them into very small pieces. I placed these pieces between the matte board and the glass.


  2. Regan says:

    Great idea, fotoron. I’ve been pondering doing this with some mats I have that aren’t all the same shade of white. Out of curiosity, have you had any issues with the mat sticking after you painted it?

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