All About Picture Framing : How to Attach a Mat for a Picture Frame
All About Picture Framing : How to Attach a Mat for a Picture Frame


On behalf of Expert Village, I am Debbie Reeves
at John’s Design Center and I am here to tell you about custom picture framing. I need to
attach the mat now to the picture. So, I take the picture and I turn it upside down. I’m
using surgical tape on this one. What I want to do is take two short little pieces. I’ll
put one on one side and one on the other side. The reason you do this is: you don’t want
to put tape all the way around this picture because if you do that, when this picture
is in its frame and at your house, paper grows and shrinks. So, if you put tape all the way
around the back of this, this picture (when it’s growing and shrinking in the frame) is
going to start bubbling and rippling. You don’t want to do this. So, if you just put
two little hinges on the back, this picture can grow and shrink underneath the mat. And,
it stays nice and flat. Then we are going to put this in that ready made frame that
we had chosen.
Doesn’t that look nice?

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