For WOYWW this week, I'm showing a fabulous find! A haul of matboard!
A friend of mine owns a framing store and art gallery nearby. After reading about matboard in a Supplies List for a mixed-media project, I phoned him last week to find out if there were any unused matboard scraps that I could have. He said 'sure', I could have their matboard scraps - for free!
Matboard Haul - 27 July 2012I drove over this past Friday to pick up the matboard scraps, which were huge, compared to the size of my artwork. So the framer there gave me a quick cutting lesson on their gi-normous wall trimmer. I spent the next 45 minutes trimming down matboard to 12" or less. Just imagine how long it would have taken me to trim all that matboard at home using a utility knife?! I'd probably still be trimming matboard today!
The matboard scraps are in all different colors - including some fancy finishes. I plan to use the matboard scraps as substrates, book covers, journal pages and journal covers.
Thank you for your generous gifts, Greg and Fran!
Do you create mixed media artwork? How do you use matboard in your artwork? If not matboard, what do you use as substrates for your mixed media creations - other than canvas, paper or fabric?
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