10 Best passe-partout of 2019

  • beautiful Passe-partout burlap lined tablecloth
  • it's nice and neat in any occasions and will become an...
  • approx. 132" round
  • Burlap Tablecloth; Lined; One Piece
  • 100% Jute Woven
  • Dry Clean Only
  • M. Sole. Bionaz
  • Publisher: Le Chateau
  • Passe-Partout, Vingt Ans Ca Se Fete
  • Passe Part
  • Audio CD
  • Jaiye Urban
  • MP3 Music
  • M. Sole. Bionaz
  • Publisher: Le Chateau
  • Matted Picture - 24X32 Picture - 48 Picture Fra - Oak...
  • 20X27 Picture - Dog Memorial P - 21 Picture Fra - 6 4X6...
  • 10X15 Picture - Picture Frames - 23 Picture Fra - 5 By 7...
  • M. Sole. Bionaz
  • Publisher: Le Chateau
  • Anselm Grün
  • Edizioni Il Punto d'incontro
  • Kindle Edition
  • beautiful Passe-partout burlap lined tablecloth
  • it's nice and neat in any occasions and will become an...
  • approx. 132" round

Passepartout guide

A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. And indeed, there is hardly an apartment in which hang no pictures. If painting, Graphics or photography – pictures make a room homely, cozy and expressive. Many people use passe-partouts for their pictures so that they can really unfold their effects. The so-called „frame in the frame“ consist of paper or cardboard and fulfill several purposes: They protect the artwork, enhance its effect and allow the decorative combination of image and frame in different sizes.

Passepartouts as a decorative element with a long tradition

Decorating the frames for graphics and drawings on the edge has a long tradition. Already in the 17th century people decorated their pictures with cardboard frames and various design elements. Whether stripes or borders – many of these elements are still very popular today and can therefore be found in all kinds of passepartouts. In contrast to the early in the 19th and 19th century cherished hand ornaments it is now the simple elegance that many at one passe-partout estimate.

No matter which design you choose, they all have in common the practical side effect of a passe-partout: with it, you can basically hang any picture in any size frame. The passe-partout acts as a link between the two elements and unites them into a harmonious unity. That’s it passe-partout inevitably larger or wider, the larger the size difference between picture and frame. When choosing the passe-partouts you follow your personal taste. You have the choice between different colors and shapes.

Effects and moods through different passepartouts

each passe-partout has a specific effect on the image and thus also on the viewer of the image. Bright colors give priority to the image, while darker colors attract more attention. At the same time you can create a great contrast for bright graphics or drawings and become an eye-catcher that invites you to take a closer look.

Basically, it makes sense to match the color of the passe-partout to the frame color. It works harmoniously to keep both rather light or rather dark and to choose either tone-on-tone or complementary colors. An interesting effect is achieved by double passe-partouts in different (related) colors. Choose a more intense shade close to the picture and for the outer one passe-partout a lighter shade results in a kind of optical tunnel. But give it a try, you can let your creativity run wild!

With a passepartout you protect your image

In addition to the decorative effect, mats can also protect your painting, your artwork or photography. The protection is done in several ways: Firstly, the mat protects the artwork from sticking and sticking to the glass of the frame over time. Even the most cautious attempt to remove the image from the glass can not always prevent the image from being damaged. The approximately 1 millimeter thin passe-partout creates a buffer between the image and the glass plate, which never touch each other and therefore can not stick to one another.

On the other hand a passe-partout binds the pollutants, which are for example in the wood of the frame. It prevents them from penetrating the artwork and destroying it. In order to bind acids from the air as well as possible, the passe-partout should, if possible, consist of acid-free material and contain calcium carbonate. For very old, rare and valuable pictures you should contact a specialist to find out the ideal composition of the passe-partout.

Tip: For maximum protection, it is recommended to renew a mat every 8-10 years. On this occasion, you can also change the design and so give the beloved picture a new coat of paint that makes it shine in a different light.

*Last update on 2019-08-29 / Affiliate links(we get a commission when you buy on amazon) / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API