Washline mounts are traditionally used with watercolour paintings, drawn in hand and using carefully chosen colours to balance and enhance the artwork. The choice of colour and design is unlimited allowing us to perfectly complement the artwork.
The cross-hinged ruling pen holds ink and slowly releases it as it is drawn. Any combination of lines can be used but they are normally finished with a washline which is the colour applied between two lines.
Washeslines are when color is applied to the mount board itself. A wash involves applying a thin, even layer of watercolor or similar medium to the surface of the mat board, creating a subtle coloration that complements the artwork. The color of the wash can be chosen to either contrast with or complement the colors in the artwork. Washes can add depth and richness to the presentation of the artwork and can help to tie together the colors used in the framing.
Our Guild Certified framers offer free framing consultations to discuss all the possible Line and wash options with you and find the perfect colour and design combination for your Artwork.
It takes a lot of practice and a steady hand to create the perfect finish however it is worth the patience when you see the finished result!
Possible combinations include…
Both mountlines and washes are often used together to create a cohesive and visually appealing presentation for framed artwork. They are just two of the many techniques that professional framers use to enhance the visual impact of artwork and to create a unique and personalised framing experience.
We have an exquisite collection of Level 1 and Level 2 Mountboard, available in an extensive selection of colours and thicknesses. As an Advanced Guild Certified Framer, we have undergone rigorous examinations by the Fine Art Trade Guild, guaranteeing our expertise in the various types of mountboards and their respective applications. Our team of professionals can guide you in selecting a mount that not only shields your artwork but also accentuates its hues and elevates its overall appeal.
If you are interested in learning more about our mountboard range and the Mountboard Standards set by the Fine Art Trade Guild, please visit our Mountboard Page
To speak with one of our Guild Certified Framers contact us on 01952 434033