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The Best Ways to Mount a Picture on a Mat

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You can make a special picture, a piece of artwork or a meaningful photograph look professionally mounted by placing it onto a mat board before placing it into a frame. A framing shop can mount your picture for you, but you can save money by mounting

The Best Ways to Mount a Picture on a Mat

You can make a special picture, a piece of artwork or a meaningful photograph look professionally mounted by placing it onto a mat board before placing it into a frame. A framing shop can mount your picture for you, but you can save money by mounting the picture yourself. In order to successfully mount the picture on a mat, it is helpful to follow a few guidelines so that the picture looks straight.

Skill level:Easy

Things you need

Picture, 5-inches high, 7-inches longFrame for a 5-inch high, 7-inch long pictureMat for a 5-inch high, 7-inch long pictureArt tape

Instructions

1 Take the back off of a 5-inch by 7-inch picture frame, and set it aside.

2 Place a 5-inch by 7-inch mat upside down on a tabletop.

3 Place a 5-inch by 7-inch picture onto the mat, and line up the edges.

4 Place a small piece of art tape along each edge of the mat, effectively securing the picture to the mat.

5 Place the mat into the frame with the picture side facing out of the glass.

6 Place the backing back onto the frame.

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