Anytime you frame something on paper (ex. a photograph) you should put matting in between the art and the glass. Matting acts as a space divider to protect art/photos from the glass surface.
How do we frame without matting?
SPACERS! Spacers are acid-free plastic strips placed in the frame to provide the needed air-space between art/photos and the glass! The best part of a Spacer is that it hides under the frame edge so it is hidden from view!
About the Author:
Dannette Bereznak is the Gallery Manager at The Framer's Gallery in Brecksville, Ohio. She brings more than 15 years of custom framing experience to The Framer's Gallery, recently voted #1 in Cleveland for Best Custom Framing.