Advice 1: How to make a Mat

Passepartout is an additional frame within a picture frame. Passepartout can decorate painting, embroidery, collage, photography, helping to concentrate the viewer's attention on the image, and making it more meaningful and extensive information on it. If you want to make a Mat can be using for the manufacture of colored paper or cardboard.
How to make a Mat
You will need
  • - cardboard
  • - box cutter
Instruction
1
Take the cardboard and cut out a rectangle equal to the size of the frame in which are inserted the picture and Mat.
2
Turn over cut sheet and connect the lines to the corners of the cardboard rectangle on the reverse side.
3
Find the center point at the intersection of these lines, and draw the window off from the outer edge of the rectangle, the width of the passport. Inside this rectangle, draw another rectangle, smaller by 1-2cm
4
With a sharp knife, cut along the intended diagonal lines from corner to corner more of the inner "window" Mat.
5
Around the perimeter of the smaller rectangle with a knife cut off the excess cardboard.
6
Fold the edges of the window Mat to the inside along the lines of a large inner rectangle and smoothen them. Due to this bend, the Central window is obtained by smooth and a little bit of volume because of the double thickness cardboard. This will give a neat and finished appearance to the picture when it is inserted in a frame with Passepartout.
7
Gather together the picture, Mat and frame, secure the back side with nails or special staples and hang the painting on.
8
Designed picture frame, Passepartout, and the painting itself must be in harmony with each other. For delicate watercolors or black and white graphics are better suited to a wide Mat of white. For saturated oil paintings, you can do mount dark tint, but it is best to still stick with calm, neutral tones so as not to drown out the image in the picture.
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Very original will look different paintings in the same design. In this case, you need to make a passport for all images in the same style similar color shades, combined in proportion to size. Such a composition will always attract the attention of all your guests, and will be very pleased to receive praise and to share the experience.

Advice 2 : How to make a Mat for pictures

Any pattern or embroidery, even the simplest, can decorate the interior of your home, if for her to find a suitable design. Very often paintings are issued in a passe-partout – wide frame that frames the image, emphasizes its color and focuses the viewer's attention on the atmosphere of the picture. To make a Mat that will suit the painting and your interior, it is simple – for this you need a cotton cloth of the desired color, cardboard or colored paper.
How to make a Mat for pictures
You will need
  • - cotton fabric
  • - cardboard/colored paper,
  • - a sharp knife,
  • - double sided tape.
Instruction
1
Cardboard cut out a rectangle, pre-measured frame, which will be located Passepartout. Mark the center point of the rectangle and mark on the reverse side the outline of the window, which will be located picture.
2
Measure the parameters of the picture and make a window in accordance with them, reducing the size of 1-2 mm. For the window, draw a flat square or rectangle, depending on the shape of the picture, connect the lines to the opposite corners of a square so they cross in the center, and begin to cut along these lines breadboard with a knife.
3
Cut intersecting lines, cut off the excess cardboard, holding a sharp knife along the ruler to draw the edges of the future window, tucked under the cardboard sheet of plywood or fiberboard.
4
The resulting paste over the cardboard frame design with paper or cloth of an appropriate colour scheme for the painting and your interior, and then fold the edge of cloth or paper inside to frame is smooth and neat.
5
In order to secure a Mat, you can use double sided tape. To do this, attach the Mat to the sheet adjacent to the frame and mark with a pencil a rectangle that is equal to the hole in the Mat. Outside lines of the rectangle, apply the double sided tape. Gently apply the drawing on the sheet with double-sided tape and press firmly.
6
After alternately folding together of the whole structure of the picture - glass, Passepartout, pattern and the back cardboard of the frame, attach to all four sides of the glass ordinary Scotch tape and firmly press it with both the front and the back side. Then place the picture in a frame, her tape is not visible.
7
Do not overdo it with the brightness of frame colors, Mat – black and white colors can create the wrong perception of the finished paintings, inside, and all the other colors should be chosen so that they do not distract attention from the main content of the picture.
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Ensure the painting and frame are in harmony and perceived as a whole. The tone of the framework should be calm and subdued, appropriate to the scale of the drawing or any element of the picture.
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