DIY: Matting A Photo To Frame
The photo of your choice
Dollar Store frame (a smaller frame will be easier, just make sure your photo will fit)
Razor knife (you want a new, sharp blade to get a clean cut)
Matte board in your choice of color
Measuring tape or ruler
Pencil or pen
Step 4: With your razor knife, carefully & slowly score the matting about two times. Use the frame backing as a straight edge. After two scores, give it a couple more, but this time be more firm. You will be able to tell when the razor has gone all the way through. Repeat this on the other side.
Step 5: Choose the measurement for your matting border. You will use this same measurement all the way around. Make tiny notches on the left & right side of all four sides. This will help you make a straight line for the next step. (Take your time here because I have done this a lot & still mess up…You can’t really tell but I actually messed up on mine! See what I mean??)
Step 7: Use the ruler or the frame backing as a straight edge to cut out the center rectangle you just created. If the inside edges aren’t as smooth as you hoped for, try again. If it’s not that bad you can smooth it out with a nail file. If you used a sharp new blade then it should look pretty good.
Step 8: Place the border you just made inside your frame, then your photo & finally the back piece.
Hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial on matting. Now you can beautifully frame all sorts of things!!
Peace & Blessings,