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Old 07-05-2019, 09:47 PM
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What to do with a treasure trove of matboards?

Today I was gifted with a bunch of matboards of various sizes and colors. A few are precut, but the majority is of the ľ sheet or larger variety. Though I do some watercolor, some photography, and do happen to have a mat-cutter I can see no way disposing of well over 100 matboards. Storage for such an amount is also a concern. Should they be stored flat or upright? I would appreciate and be thankful for your thoughts.
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Old 07-06-2019, 02:58 AM
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Re: What to do with a treasure trove of matboards?

Matboard makes a very good ground for painting and drawing if you are going to use oil give it a coat of gesso first, for most other medium just go strait in with the charcoal or whatever.

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Re: What to do with a treasure trove of matboards?

Use some for the backing of framed watercolors.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:26 PM
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Re: What to do with a treasure trove of matboards?

you could:
get on a painting spreeeee
custom cut for cash for a while to disburse them
donate some to ... many options
experiment with your cutter/layers
start now and get All your xmas cards created
... i could go on ...

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Re: What to do with a treasure trove of matboards?

Ya use em up... Or stick them in storage. Are they both quality acid-free and archival? Store them flat under your bed... They'll last for decades.
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Re: What to do with a treasure trove of matboards?

Thanks for the comments and help. I have no idea on the quality, but I would think they are acid-free for several have a fabric surface, several sport a textured surface, and the rest involve a multitude of colors. The matboards were stored in old refrigerators at a home that my son-in-law bought. The previous owner simply walked away from everything in the home. Iím guessing framing and matting might have been a home business or hobby. Iíve fooled with it a little in the past. It is time consuming and a bit demanding. The imported pre-cut stuff that you can find on places like Amazon was probably a death-nail for a lot of home framing shops.
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Re: What to do with a treasure trove of matboards?

hmmm. coloured pencil artist LOVE matboard..maybe you know of one nearby?
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