Custom Matting and Unique Picture Frames

We offer a wide variety of unique picture frames.Everyday, we see our customers bring in their most precious possessions. The painting that reminds them of their anniversary trip to Paris. The aged photograph of their grandfather as a baby. Dad’s army memorabilia from WW II.

You, also, have memorable items, and you don’t just want an ordinary mat and a frame. You want a unique look for your very personal artifacts, and you can turn to us to make that vision happen with our huge selection of high quality picture frames and custom matting techniques.

That’s what makes our business creative and fun. Combinations of extra touches can add that “something special” to the design.

Here are some of our favorite custom framing touches:
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“French lines”

A rosewood, or an antique gold line, or a simple black line hand-painted on the mat can bring out the color or pattern on many types of art.

Custom matting and frame with French Lines Close up detail of custom matting
Custom Picture Frame with "French Lines" Close up Detail of "French Lines" (click for larger photo)
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Custom Framing with Fillets and Hand Wrapped Fabric Mats
Custom Framing with Fillets and Hand Wrapped Fabric Mats


Intriguing mini-frames that are fitted to the inside of a mat, or just inside the frame, or both to give depth and definition to the art being showcased.

“Hand-wrapped fabric mats”

The warmth and richness of linen or silk sets off a beautiful watercolor or serigraph. Fabric is also a complementary background for an embroidered Chinese wedding collar or a christening dress or a Joe Montana jersey.

We also do a variety of unique custom touches you won't find anywhere else, as shown by the samples below.

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Specialty mat cuts.

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“Specialty mat cuts

Used judiciously, notches, slants, arrows and offsets can add just the right touch to a mat. The objective is subtlety, creating a flow around and into the artwork. Combine this with one of our unique picture frames and we will help you create a truly special framed masterpiece!.

Custom matting with unique cuts makes your art stand out! Get free specialty cuts with your custom matting design!

“Multi-window mats”

Whether it’s 2 windows or 12 windows, multi-window mats are an effective way to tell a narrative. We can preserve your family’s history in a way that tells a story by creatively linking photos or artifacts. Adding an engraved plaque or a typeset insert also helps to artfully tell the story.

Preserve your memories with custom framing. Allow our experts to help you design custom matting and a frame to display your treasured memories.
Turn a collection of cherished memories Into a beautifully framed keepsake!

If you are in Novato, Petaluma, San Rafael or elsewhere in Marin County
or the San Francisco Bay Area, please contact us so that we may tell you why
Rousseau’s Fine Art Framing
is the best choice to frame your treasured art work!  

Rousseau's Fine Art Framing
1431 Grant Avenue, Novato, CA 94945
Phone: 415-892-7908    Email:   

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