Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Mounting art in a mat, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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Okay, now that we have assembled the mat package, the next step is to mount the photograph within the mat.…So, I'm going to open up where I have hinged it and notice too the hinge is at the top of the mat.…So, if you were doing a vertical work, the hinge would be on the other end.…So I'm going to open up the hinge, and I'm going to slide the work in and then I'm going…to let the hinge kind of fall down to where I can see accurately and position the work…very carefully, so that all the edges are even.…I'm going to take a little piece of matboard and set that on the work to protect it and…then set a brick on top of that, and I have taped this brick up with gaff tape.…
So, we don't want any little crumbly bits getting on the art.…Then I am going to open the mat back up and for these small works on paper like this,…I typically mount them with a linen hinge, or in this case, I'm using a Filmoplast hinge.…This particular tape does not work well for heavier works, but for a work of this size, works very well.…
The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.
- Conversing with a framer
- Selecting a mat and a frame
- Deciding on window size
- Using a handheld or production mat cutter
- Mounting art
- Cutting glass
- Assembling frames
- Hanging photographs in groups
- Hanging photographs on different surfaces