In a message dated 09/20/2002 3:22:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> For charcoal you definitely need a mat, you won't want it up against the
> or plexi, and I think gallery clips look pretty tacky. Spring for a decent,
> simple, frame, it really makes a difference.
Plexi tends to attract particles of charcoal and pastel. Even with a mat.
Are you spray fixing the charcoal? Also I would have an inner mat, under the
showing mat, with a 1/4 inch wider opening all around. Any flakes from the
charcoal will have more of a chance of hiding behind the mat, if there is a
little space. Otherwise they fall onto the mat and make a mess.