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Mat Making – Step 1

January 28, 2011

It’s now time to start the mat making process. After the vinyl is bevel cut to 8’x10′ and primiered, a soft yellow base coat is applied to start the faux background process (picture 1). The toughest part about faux finishes is picking the appropriate color combinations. Once a good combination is found doing the faux finishing is easy . A mustard colored glaze is rubbed to tint the base coat (picture 2) and then a second coat using the same gaze is dry brushed in a criss-cross motion (picture 3). The result is a beautiful fresco background (picture 4). Next up, art to mat.