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How to Mat and Frame a Picture in 12 Intermediate Steps

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This video teaches you how to Mat and frame a photograph in 12 steps.
Tips for Cutting and Joining Picture Frame Moldings by framing4yourself
Cutting mitered (ie., angled) corners to create picture frame moldings is a delicate business. Inaccuracies in cutting are common and to be
Understanding the Differences Between Matboard by framing4yourself
There are several different types of matboard to choose from. Why choose one over another? What exactly is the difference? This article explores
How Do You Float Mount a Watercolor? by framing4yourself
"Float" mounting a watercolor; that is, presenting it suspended within in the window of a mat so the paper's edges are visible, is a bit more
How to frame and mount your photographs by Photographic
So you've been taking tons of digital photos and printing some of the better ones on your fancy ink jet printer. They look great, but somehow
Mattng: The Why & How of Matting Photographs by Luminous-Landscape
Matting consists of mounting a photograph to a mat board into which an opening the size of the photograph has been cut. The photograph is attached
Editioning and Mounting Your Prints by About.com
Fine prints should generally not be mounted in any way that is not easily reversible. Dry mounting is not normally recommended as it is difficult
How to Calculate Border Sizes for Matting by framing4yourself
One of the fine things about a mat is the way it can be used to make the artwork and frame fit together. But only if you know how to determine
Mat Cutting 101 (.pdf reprint) by Popular Photography
Yes, you can buy off-the-shelf mats at any art-supply store. But they're often too simple in design (single mat) and too insipid in color (white,
How to Cut Oversize Matboard in a 40" Mat Cutter by framing4yourself
There are two separate issues when matting oversize artwork, cutting a large enough window to display the art, and cutting the full size sheet
How to Mount a Print by About.com
Photographic prints should be mounted so they can be removed from the mount easily, and cannot contact the glass if they are framed. This is
Why Do You Have to Use a Backing Sheet When You Cut a Window in a Mat? by framing4yourself
A backing sheet is a piece of scrap matboard that goes under your mat when you cut it. What's the big deal? Why can't you just use the slot
What is Dry Mounting and How Does it Work? by framing4yourself

Dry Mounting Basics

Dry Mounting is the process of affixing artwork to foamboard or some other flat, firm substrate by applying of
Mounting and Framing Advice by Darknessandlight.co.uk
My preference is to window-mount (mat) the photograph. Use Conservation, Museum or White-core board, as the cut-bevel on the Standard board
Installing Picture Rail Molding by HGTV
Help Around the House host Henry Harrison shows how to use a laser level to quickly install a picture rail molding. On his elbow grease scale

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