You will need
  • - cotton fabric
  • - cardboard/colored paper,
  • - a sharp knife,
  • - double sided tape.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.