How To Cut Your Own Art Mats

A custom mat and frame job can do wonders for a mediocre piece of wall art. Unfortunately, the cost can be prohibitive unless you start matting and framing your own collection.  ApartmentTherapy posted a tutorial that will give you the confidence to at least give it a try. I've been thinking about preparing a mat cutting tutorial someday. Ha! Lucky for me, the work has been done.  Here's what you need to get started:

1. Mats

2. Mat cutter (some suggest a razor blade, but if you read the comments, you may decide to invest in a mat cutter)

3. Mat cutting board (I think I could use the big mat I use for cutting fabric)

Click here to see what you do. Also, the comments are very helpful.

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Mattey on Mar 03, 2012:

Yikes! This article should be pulled immediately. Bad technique, furniture abuse, and poor results are all that can come of this!

Chrisjob on Sep 27, 2010:

I know - I'm attempted to do those sometime, too, but dang, man, set an example.

Good content.

ModHomeEcTeacher on Sep 27, 2010:

It's probably just a photo pose.

Chrisjob on Sep 27, 2010:

I hope he's not gonna cut through that on top of the table!

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