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11-06-2001, 10:36 AM
Hi, i do matting by my self at home. I buy ready made mats from stores then by the glow or gum i stick my paper ( canvas paper or drawing paper) on the mat and frame it into the glass.
The problem is after a time the paper become Wavey:(.
I wants to know what should i use inplace of glow and what methord is pro for framing and matting? :confused:
11-08-2001, 11:31 PM
Kashifa, i do not know much, if anything about matting as i do oil painting but i did find quite a bit about it under the Art Business forum as well as the water color forum. I'm sure there's plenty in the pastel forum. You can perform a search by hitting the search button at the top of this page and typing in matting. I did that and thought i'd at least share this one with you to get you started: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16284&highlight=matting
There's much more to be found though so try the search :)
11-09-2001, 10:33 AM
Im also a oil painter. But mostly works on canvas paper and canvas pad and for the finel one i use strect canvas. Do you suggests any thing about useing canvas paper or pad?
Thanks for your considration.
11-11-2001, 07:10 PM
Where do you stick your picture -- all round the edges? I was told by a framer to only tape the top 2 corners to the mat so that the picture hangs freely and cockling should be reduced.
11-12-2001, 10:43 AM
Kashifa, i've never painted on anything but stretched canvas but Sandras advice about taping only the top two cornes makes perfect sense to me! There would be no tension on the paper and buckling would not be possible.
11-12-2001, 11:07 AM
Yes, I stick my canvas paper with the glow all-around the edges to the Mat.
But you are right; I read some where we shouldn’t stick our papers all around. Because as the atmosphere changes its effect on the paper and its become wavy.
Well this time I use tape in place of glow and stick it only from the corners.
Then i stick one more cardboard behind the mat to cover it.
02-10-2007, 01:41 AM
When I was in college a drawing teacher took us a side and taught us how to cut mats. He made quite a production out of it, and at the same time he told us it was a simple procedure and not to let it freak us out.
He, like Sandge's framer told us to only adhere the top part of the piece to the backing board. Also he used cut pieces of archival paper and Elmer's glue rather than tape or glow as the means of adhesion.
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