Is this fun or what? I used a feature in Picasa3, the free program I use to download my photos, called Museum Matte. (their spelling, not mine).
These are all pieces that are collaged or painted on paper, or archival mat board and are just now sitting unframed in my storage box. I didn't take them very seriously until I saw them digitally framed. Now they look substantial!
One can alter the size or color of both the mat and frame. The only thing I haven't been able to do is move the artwork so that the mat is deeper at the bottom of the frame, as I was often taught to do.
Here I have made the frame one of the colors in the composition.
This little painting, only 6x6" looks fabulous framed, if I do say so myself. I should make a bigger version...
A cropped detail, takes on a whole new look.
Even my practice pieces look worthy, suddenly.
Awww, my babies!