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Five-step process for perfect picture frames (design, molding selection, mitering and trimming, joining and reinforcing, matting and installing the picture.) Includes plans for making and using a mat cutter.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 41

Matting and mounting artwork. Includes a simple mat-cutting jig.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #88 Aug 2001 pg. 54

The basics of mat cutting. Guidelines on choosing the proper matboard and on cutting using a hand-held mat cutter.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 82
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1991 (v.8#10) pg. 10
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1991 (v.8#12) pg. 8

Making picture-perfect frames for works on paper. A guide to mat cutters, matboard selection, hints for making the cut, hinging, frame selection, and floating a watercolor.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1992 (v.9#11) pg. 77

Advice on selecting a table-top mat cutter.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 14

A description of making perfectly aligned double mats.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1994 (v.11#10) pg. 18

Conquering the hand-held mat cutter. Basic preparation tips that save time and mistakes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1994 (v.11#12) pg. 30

An explanation of what causes dips, waves and curves in mat cutting and some easy solutions.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 20

L-shaped guide allows double mats to be cut perfectly, quickly.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1996 (v.13#5) pg. 85

Complement your art with the perfect mat. Technical and aesthetic considerations when selecting a mat color.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 31

Mastering mat cutting. Tips that eliminate mat-cutting problems such as overcuts, undercuts, bows, dips, curves and ragged edges.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 74

An explanation of what mat burn is and what to do about it.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1999 (v.16#7) pg. 67

Easy and economical "quick change" decorating ideas include matting watercolors with grey flannel.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1976 (v.54#1) pg. 46

Tip: How to use doilies to mat photographs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 30

Crazy-quilt mat for a purchased picture frame is made from scraps of silks and velvets, pieced and embroidered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1988 (v.66#9) pg. 116, 129

Tips on matting a picture with fabric or lace-covered mats.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1996 (v.74#4) pg. 71

Sheet success. (1) Slipcover for bed headboard is made from a sheet and piping as an accent. (2) Sheet is transformed into a tablecloth by adding a border of iron-on hemming tape. (3) Sound board covered with sheeting and bordered with a ribbon becomes a bulletin board. (4) Fabric-covered mat boards are used to frame small prints. (5) Sheet fabric glued to the front of flat drawers dresses up a painted dresser. (6) Sheet, edged with rickrack, becomes a floor-length curtain.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1998 (v.76#4) pg. 23

Make a collage picture mat from thin plywood. Various size and shape cutouts accommodate several photos.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1989 (v.79#7) pg. 54

Heirloom mat for a picture has flowers, bow and streamers that are woodburned in sepia tones.
CRAFTS Jan 1992 (v.15#1) pg. 62, 43

Embossed rubber stamping. Stamped images are sprinkled with metallic embossing powder and fused with a heat source. Leaf shapes are embossed on a bookmark, stationery and picture mat.
CRAFTS Sep 1997 (v.20#9) pg. 76

How to mat prints and photographs.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #71 Oct 1979 (v.6#11) pg. 28

"Celebrations" picture mat (10"x12") features a spray of roses worked in cross-stitch across the top of the picture opening. The sides and bottom of the opening are worked in hardanger. Hearts, worked in satin stitch, accent the corners and the roses. This can also be used as a sampler to commemorate a wedding or other special event. Advanced skill level.
CROSS STITCH SAMPLER Summer 1991 (v.9#2) pg. 22

"To My Mother on Mother's Day" embroidered in running stitch, accented with a cross-stitched spray of lilacs is designed to be stitched on a mug mat or the corner of a photo mat. Instructions for making a photo mat included. Beginner stitch level.
CROSS STITCH SAMPLER Summer 1991 (v.9#2) pg. 27

Matting prints. A professional framer's point of view.

Print matting and display. A professional framer's point of view.

Window-mat cutting. A step by-step approach to mat-cutting that yields professional results with a minimum of hassle.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 1980 (v.2#8) pg. 66

Build an easy-to-use mat-cutting jig.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Sep-Oct 1982 (v.4#6) pg. 64

Mount and mat the easy way. Step-by-step instructions for cutting your own window mats using only simple equipment.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY May-Jun 1984 (v.6#3) pg. 66

Matting prints without frustration. A new approach to an old problem. (1) Constructing a "third hand" cutting guide to eliminate slippage when cutting. (2) Jig for aligning prints, mounts, and mats with each other.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jul-Aug 1987 (v.9#4) pg. 44

How to mat photos with contemporary borders.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1978 (v.9#10) pg. 55

Tole-painted "I love Grandma" gingham picture mats.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1978 (v.9#10) pg. 59

How to decorate plain matboard with faux finish papers and decorative linework.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1996 (v.23#5) pg. 6

How to mat and frame artwork.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #198 Apr 1979 (v.29#4) pg. 50

Frame it yourself. How to make frames from molding. How to cut glass. Matting secrets. Tips on hangers, lighting and location.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #242 Oct 1983 (v.33#8) pg. 65

Make your own mat-cutting jig from scrap wood and utility-knife blade.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #401 Sep 1999 (v.49#8) pg. 126

How to make covered mats to frame a picture. Includes tips on fabric selection, double matting, covering wood liners, using velvet and covering oval mats.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1978 (v.2#7) pg. 64

Reflections of a golden age. Leather mat (11"x14") for a mirror features Mayan motifs, including the jaguar, kings, serpent, and rising sun.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.3#5) pg. 28, Insert

Satin picture frame insert edged with lace and embroidered with floral motifs and initials is designed to highlight a wedding photo.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1989 (v.34#1) pg. 59, 79, 78

Holly-motif picture mat is cut from sheets of gold foil.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1989 (v.34#6) pg. 62, 89

Tip: How to cut photo mats using a utility knife and a metal ruler.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 1979 (v.43#11) pg. 115

An introduction to embroidery on perforated paper. Includes pattern for cross-stitch mat for a photograph.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1981 (v.4#6) pg. 3

How to build an inexpensive mat-board cutter which positions single and double-weight mat boards and accurately guides a mat-cutting knife to make professional-quality window mats with beveled and straight edges.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Sep 1979 (v.8#5) pg. 83

How to make 27 different frames from standard wood moldings and how to mat prints.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1973 (v.139#2) pg. 73

How to make a multipurpose cutting board that can handle glass, cardboard, photo mats and roll paper.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1973 (v.140#3) pg. 156

How to bevel inner windows or outer edges to dress-up a mounted print.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY May 1970 (v.66#5) pg. 36

How to cut a mat for a photograph.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 1995 (v.59#10) pg. 47

Oval picture mount is cut from DuPont Corian synthetic marble and surrounded by a decorative frame.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1971 (v.199#6) pg. 84

Tip suggests sealing mat board with acrylic spray.
TOLE WORLD #123 Jul-Aug 1993 (v.17#4) pg. 29

Homemade oval marker is used for marking mat board and laying out picture frames with oval cutouts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #25 Oct 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 48

Make your own cutters for cutting picture frame mounts (mat board). Both straight-line and adjustable circle cutter are described.
WOODWORKER #1047 Feb 1981 (v.85) pg. 108