Continuing with our blog post series that talk about how to make your own high quality framed family tree chart, we’re going to take some time to discuss a really important step in the process. The type of backing or matting that you use for your family tree project is absolutely crucial to the overall success of this project.
For those of you that may have missed the previous posts, we’ve previous discussed the types of paper that should be used for a high quality family tree chart along with the type of ink that will not fade over a period of time. If this project is important to you, I’d give those posts a quick read as well.
The 5 Main Reasons for Picking a High Quality Matting
- A nice matting enhances the appearance of your family tree to make it look like a high quality piece of art.
- Properly chosen matting can actually draw the person’s eyes towards the artwork and highlight the family tree itself.
- A high quality mat lets you add your own “flavour” to tree chart art piece. This personalizes the piece even more.
- High quality matting is much more resilient to the earth’s elements and won’t degrade as much over a period of time.
- The average height of a typical high quality matting is around 1/16th of an inch tick; the height of the matting actually helps to separate your art piece from the glass that will cover it. Over time, art pieces that come in contact with the glass tend to stick together. This would ruin your family tree template.