Assembling the mat


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Assembling the mat

Now that we have cut the window in the mat, the next step is assembling the mat in order to prepare it for the placement of the artwork. I have the board that we cut the window in here and then another matboard that's cut to the same 11x14 size. There are numerous choices you can use for backing board, but in this case, we have a quite a bit of matboard on hand. It also makes for a when we're hanging it just as a matted work having a double layer matboard is a little bit more elegant than some of the other backing boards you can choose. So I have got both mattes face up and then I'm going to fold this one back.

So the side that I have marked is visible. And the bevel is going in the right direction, I'm going to very carefully align the edges. And then I'm going to take an acid-free artist tape. I'm going to tear a small strip of it off. And then double checking my corner alignment. I'm going to place tape at this corner. And take another small strip and tape this corner....

Assembling the mat
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Assembling the mat provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Konrad Eek as part of the Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs

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