For a long time some mat cutters came with an impressive accessory known as an “angle plate,” a tool used for marking out and holding mat board for cutting angles other than right angles. By using it, you could cut octagon-shaped windows, diamonds, triangles or stars – in fact, any shape of window that consists […]
The multiple opening mat, sometimes called a “collage mat”, is a mat with a series of windows in it. It is used most often to present photographs. Much of the challenge in cutting a multiple opening mat is in figuring out the measurements. To simplify the task, you might want to decide on a uniform […]
In the grand scheme of things, you could be looking at savings of between $100 and $200 on a single frame job when you do your own framing versus going to a traditional frame shop.