Custom Matting

Time: 25 minutes
Materials: matted frame, PVA, brush, paper of your choice, x-acto knife

DIY Custom Matting | The Crafted Life

DIY Custom Matting | The Crafted Life

DIY Custom Matting | The Crafted Life
1. Remove the mat and measure how much paper you need.
2. With the design side down, cut out the paper from the center using an x-acto knife. Leave a small frame around the inside.

DIY Custom Matting | The Crafted Life
3. Cut triangles out of each corner. On the inside, make diagonal slits, but don’t remove any paper. This will make it easier to fold.

DIY Custom Matting | The Crafted Life
4. Using the PVA, glue the mat to the paper, lining up your cuts from the previous step. Use the bone folder to smooth out the paper as you fold and glue.

DIY Custom Matting | The Crafted Life

DIY Custom Matting | The Crafted Life