Step 4: Secure the photos

woman secures the photos to the back of mat with paper tape
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Affix the photos to the back of the mats with traditional framer’s tape. ($7 for a 60-foot roll of 2-inch Kraft flatback paper tape; findtape.com)
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    Tools List

    • chisel-tip paintbrush
      Paintbrush
      (or rag) for sealing the finish
    • 12-inch stainless steel ruler
      Ruler
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
      or paper cutter
    • wirestripper
      Pliers

    Shopping List

    Polyurethane to seal painted sashes

    Beeswax to coat bare-wood sashes

    Window cleaner

    Photo mats precut to fit the photo sizes2-inch paper tape for framing

    2 eye hooks

    Picture wire